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Top Canadian Web Rankings for December, 2007

Today, comScore released its December rankings of the largest and fastest-growing Internet properties and site categories in Canada based on data from the comScore World Metrix audience measurement service. Retail sites showed strong growth as online holiday shopping reached a fevered pitch in December, said Brent Bernie, president of comScore Media Metrix, comScore Canada.

U.S. Search Engine Rankings - August 2007

Today, comScore released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the search marketplace. Among core search engines in August 2007, Google Sites remained the top search property with more than 5.5 billion core searches conducted, representing a 56.5 percent share of the search market. Time Warner Network was the only other core search engine property to increase share, up 0.1 share point to 4.5 percent, with 441 million searches.

Top European Football Clubs Have Global Online Fan Base

Manchester United attracted 2.2 million unique visitors to its Web site during March 2007, making it the worlds most popular football club online. The study also shows that roughly 60 percent, or 1.3 million, of Manchester Uniteds 2.2 million monthly visitors do not reside in the U.K. quantifying the global reach and appeal of the Manchester United brand franchise. Rounding out the top 7 most popular football teams online are Liverpool (1.5 million global unique visitors), Arsenal (1.4 million), Real Madrid (1.1 million) , Barcelona (1.05 million), Chelsea (1.0 million) and A.C. Milan (0.8 million).

There are Now More Than 100 Million Web Sites on the Internet

According to NetCraft, there are now more than 100 million web sites on the Internet, which gained 3.5 million sites last month to continue the dynamic growth seen throughout 2006. In the November 2006 survey, Netcraft received responses from 101,435,253 sites, up from 97.9 million sites last month.

Top European Web Sites - October 2006

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! Sites retained their rankings as the top three properties among European Internet users, with each remaining relatively flat versus August. Of the top 10 European sites, Wikipedia saw the greatest gains during September, rising18 percent to 59.9 million visitors.

Who are The Top 15 Web Sites in the World?

This is the latest worldwide ranking report of top Web properties, ranked by unique visitors. Of note were the gains experienced by Wikipedia Sites and Youtube.com during September. Both sites were up 12 percent versus August.

Cancer Sufferers and Caregivers Take Their Fight Against Cancer Online

According to the study, people who research cancer online turn to the Internet predominantly for information on treatment options, which they subsequently validate through discussions with physicians, family or friends. Additionally, more than two-thirds of online cancer researchers (67 percent) report visiting a Web site providing information on a specific cancer-related drug.

Newspaper Web Sites Expand Reach of Total Newspaper Audience

Significant growth in newspaper Web usage is continuing to redefine the traditional newspaper audience, according to results released today by the Newspaper Association of America in its fall 2006 Newspaper Audience Database (NAdbase) report.

More than Half of MySpace Visitors are Now Age 35 or Older

Visitors to MySpace.com and Friendster.com generally skew older, with people age 25 and older comprising 68 and 71 percent of their user bases, respectively. Meanwhile, Xanga.com has a younger user profile, with 20 percent of its users in the 12-17 age range, about twice as high as that age segments representation within the total Internet audience.

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