Google Still Tops, But Apple Cracks Top 10

dell takes a slice at apple with super thin latitude z dellz closed

Maybe it was anticipation for the much-hyped iPhone, maybe it was the lure of DRM-free music from on the way from EMI, but new figures from market analysis firm comScore show Apple as the fastest-growing online property during May 2007, and the interest was enough to put the electronics company into the top ten Web properties for the month. According to comScore, the number of unique visitors to Apple’s online properties increased by 5 percent from April to May, climbing to a total of over 120 million visitors and potentially reaching over 15 percent of all Internet users.

However, Apple’s figures pale in comparison to top-ranked property Google, which comScore says saw more than 536 million users during May 2007, an overall gain of 0.8 percent from the previous month. However, the strength of Google’s audience is emphasized by other figures: comScore estimates that Google essentially reaches 70 percent of the online population. Moreover, comScore estimates Google gets over 27 visits per user—in comparison, Apple managed just 1.4 visits per user.

Microsoft properties like MSN and Windows Live services occupied the number two slot, attracting over 528 million visitors and averaging 23 visits per user, while Yahoo properties took the number three spot with almost 470 million users and 21.5 visits per user. Time Warner properties (including AOL) came in fourth with over 266 million users, while eBay rounded out the top 5 with over 258 million visitors. Another interesting entry in the top ten: Wikipedia, which saw over 217 million visitors in the month, but only 4 average visits per user.

comScore’s reports also highlight the strength of online retailers during the month, with strong performances from price-comparison operator Caio sites (growing to 29.6 million visitors), and eBay and Amazon.com both increasing their traffic during May. comScore’s numbers also highlight the rapidly growing popularity of social networking site Facebook, which saw a nearly 22 percent increase in traffic during May and, perhaps more significantly, the highest average number of visits from any fast-growing property, with over 20 visits per user on average during the month.

Smart Home

Sale at Microsoft Store knocks 20% off Samsung SmartThings devices

Looking to make your home even smarter? Samsung SmartThings is the electronics manufacturer's smart home hub, sensor, and most recently a decent mesh Wi-Fi router system, and everything's on sale for 20% off at the Microsoft Store at the…
Smart Home

Let a robot do your chores! Here are the best robot vacuums for 2019

Robot vacuums are a convenient way to tidy up your home and minimize your weekly to-do list. From a top-of-the-line model to a handy budget option, here are the best robot vacuums you can buy right now.
Smart Home

Alexa Guard: Everything you need to know about the home security feature

What exactly is Alexa Guard and what can it do? What are its limitations? How do you set it up? We have the answers to all of these questions about the feature in this handy guide.
Smart Home

Amazon drops price of Panasonic’s Beard and Body Trimmer by a whopping 40%

Amazon is offering a 40% off deal on Panasonic's ER-GB80-S beard and body trimmer, which boasts stainless steel blades -- perfect for those with allergies -- set at a 45-degree angle to ensure the best cut.
Deals

The best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals: Everything you need to know

Amazon Prime Day 2019 is still a few months off, but it's never too early to start preparing. We've been taking a look at the best discounts from previous Prime Days to give you our predictions of what to expect this year.
Smart Home

Nest Hello vs. Ring Video Doorbell Pro: Which is better for you?

Video doorbells provide added peace of mind. You can catch porch pirates in the act, your kids throwing a party, or a prowler roaming around your driveway. We compare two video doorbells: The Nest Hello vs. The Ring Video Doorbell Pro.
Mobile

5G your old phone: HTC’s 5G Hub is now available for pre-order from Sprint

HTC almost made a phone. The HTC 5G Hub runs Android 9 Pie, has a Qualcomm 855 processor with the X50 modem, 4GB of RAM, and an HD touchscreen -- but it's a hot spot designed to connect to 5G networks.
News

Kwikset’s second-generation deadbolts get smarter and safer

Kwikset introduced the second generation of its Signature Series Deadbolt with Home Connect locks, which feature a more compact design and an improved chipset that offers over-the-air security updates.
Smart Home

Cleanyst imagines a new mix-at-home paradigm for cleaning products

Cleanyst is a home-mixing system that combines pre-manufactured pouches with your at-home water to create all kinds of cleaning products via an eco-friendly home device that eventually pays for itself.
Music

B&H bundles Bose SoundTouch 10 and Amazon Echo Dot in smart speaker deal

The Amazon Echo Dot and the Bose SoundTouch 10 Wireless Music System are some of the best smart speakers in the game. Save $50 at B&H when you bundle both together, and upgrade your audio experience today.
Deals

Looking for a smart speaker? Grab the first-generation Echo Show for only $90

Looking for a video-enabled Alexa device, but those high price tags scare you? If you don't mind the less sleek look of the first generation Echo Show, then Woot's latest electronics deal is one you don't want to miss: they're brand new…
Smart Home

Grab a free upright vac to go with your Shark Ion robot vacuum

For those who haven't started spring cleaning, Shark's latest vacuum deal lets shoppers get hands on an ION Robot Vacuum and a regular vacuum too.
Smart Home

Cool a room, not the whole house, with these portable air conditioners

Portable air conditioners are perfect for cooling down enclosed spaces or dealing with high-humidity situations. Here are the best portable air conditioners and coolers around for dealing with uncomfortable heat quickly.
Smart Home

No handyman skills? No problem. Learn how to install a Ring Doorbell here

While removing your old doorbell and installing a new one may seem intimidating. Don't be concerned about your handyman skills. The Ring Video Doorbell 2 has a streamlined installation process that anyone can do in under 30 minutes.