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Pandora's metrics miss biggest plot point, and it's not Apple

The latest listener stats reveal a service that's still getting bigger but finding it harder to grow as fast as it once did. The most important numbers for Pandora now are the ones preceded by dollar signs.

By October 3, 2013


Samsung tops Apple in another metric -- top chip buyer

The Korean electronics giant, which sells the most mobile phones in the world, became the biggest purchaser of semiconductors in 2012, tech research firm Gartner says.

By January 23, 2013


Metrics for Intel's power-frugal Ivy Bridge chips questioned

Intel used a new power efficiency measurement for its new Ivy Bridge chips. Ars Technica is calling this into question.

By January 9, 2013


Metrics Watch: What does Square's $4B in transactions really mean?

The mobile payments startup won some great press after announcing it's processing $4 billion a year. It's not as terrific as it seems.

By March 5, 2012


Global metric for data center efficiency adopted

The EU, U.S., Japan, and the Green Grid industry group are using PUE, or power-usage effectiveness, as the metric for gauging and comparing energy use.

By April 7, 2010


iPhone calls up No. 1 ranking for mobile metrics

Apple's popular smartphone captures the top spot worldwide for advertiser requests on the mobile-ad network AdMob for the month of October.

By November 19, 2008


Start-up Planet Metrics launches carbon data warehouse

The company attracts $2.3 million in funding and launches a service for modeling emissions at corporations looking to reduce their carbon footprint.

By November 11, 2008


Big ideas, smaller audiences, and too many (or the wrong) metrics

John Battelle's Conversational Marketing Summit, which debuted last fall with much acclaim in a more intimate setting in San Francisco, faced a challenging task with its second edition last week in New York.

By June 16, 2008


New metrics, user controls for Facebook's platform

Now, members will "log in" rather than "install" applications, according to a post on the social network's developer blog. Application owners will also have new analytics about activity.

By June 2, 2008


ComScore scores M:Metrics for $44.3 million

The Web statistics firm, looking to broaden its reach in the mobile market, announces the acquisition of the smaller statistics firm.

By May 28, 2008