comScore, a leader in online audience measurement, recently turned 10, a fantastic achievement considering so many companies of that time folded up within months / years of starting out.
According to their recently published report on the top online news brands in India, Yahoo! News ranked as the top Indian news site and TOI ranked as the the top local news brand. Traffic to online news sites reached a record 15.8 million visitors age 15 and older in October, up 37 percent from the previous year, and representing 44 percent of the online population in India.
In October 2009, nearly 16 million people visited an online news site in India, a gain of 37 percent from the previous year. A look at the most visited news destinations in India revealed that local brands make up a significant portion of the top news sites – and some of the fastest growing. The Times of India captured the #3 spot in terms of visitation reaching 2.6 million visitors during the month (up 78 percent), while Oneindia.in surged 148 percent to 2.4 million visitors. The Hindu Group, the fifth most visited news property in India, reached nearly 1.6 million visitors in October (up 19 percent).
They’ve also put together a cool six minute video with luminaries from the online world. Watch John Battelle, Mark Cuban, Andrew Braccia, John Markoff, Wenda Harris Millard, Fred Wilson and others talk about how the Internet has evolved over the past ten years.
Mark Cuban is a treat to watch, and some of his comments are hilarious !!