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February 27 2014

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February 14 2014

Global Mobile Data Traffic Set to Explode by 2018
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The rise of mobile is still going strong, with cell tower-based data traffic growing 81% worldwide in 2013

In fact, last year's mobile traffic was nearly 18 times the size of the entire Internet in 2000, according to a new report from Cisco. As part of the company's Visual Networking Index, Cisco released its Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update/.

The report's main data point: average mobile traffic per user around the world will grow exponentially in the next five years. In 2013, mobile traffic per user averaged 356MB of data per month; that's expected to reach more than 3GB per month in 2018. Read more...

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February 08 2014

2013 Was a Slow Year for Creating New Tech Startups
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Multiple cities around the world have impressive startup scenes, from San Francisco and London to lesser-known tech hubs such as Grenoble, France, and Ramallah, Palestine.

However, many cities saw a drastic decrease in the number of new startups last year, as compared to 2012. According to data from SeedTable, 64 startups were founded in San Francisco in 2013, compared to 336 in 2012. In London, 39 startups were founded in 2013, as opposed to 216 in 2012.

Created by Statista, the following chart shows the number of startups founded in 10 cities in 2012 and 2013 Read more...

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February 07 2014

10 Countries With the Highest Gambling Losses of 2013
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ICE Totally Gaming 2014, the largest conference for international gaming and gambling, wraps up its third and final day in London on Thursday. Thousands have gathered this year to discuss and celebrate the global gambling industry, which raked in a sizable $440 billion in 2013.

But when the industry wins, it means there are plenty of losers around the world. The U.S. remains the biggest market for gambling, with gamblers losing $119 billion in 2013, according to data from H2 Gambling Capital. China takes the next spot, with losses adding up to $76 billion.

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February 04 2014

Top 8 Reasons Why Men and Women Use Facebook
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Facebook turned 10 on Tuesday, and with 1.23 billion monthly active users, 37 offices worldwide and more than 6,000 employees, it's something to celebrate.

But how are Facebook users actually using the social network after a decade?

According to a recent survey conducted by Pew Research, 54% of female responders said they use Facebook to view photos and videos, while 42% of male responders said they use it to share with a wide audience — the top two reasons cited by women and men, respectively. Other uses include seeing funny posts, following news and using the platform as a support network. Read more...

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January 31 2014

Facebook Active Users Could Exceed China's Population by 2015
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If Facebook's user base continues to grow at its current rate, it could surpass the number of people living in China — the world's most populous country — within the next year.

While it's a playful comparison, this chart helps illustrate the impressive growth the social network reported in its Q4 earnings Tuesday. Note that this doesn't even count inactive or infrequent Facebook users — this is just users who log in at least once a month

China recently lifted its ban on Facebook in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, which means only people within the 17-square-mile area can access the social network. Asia as a whole is the continent with the most Facebook users — 368 million, compared to the U.S. and Canada's 201 million Read more...

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January 22 2014

10 Companies With the Most Media Mentions in 2013
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U.S. tech giants dominated headlines in 2013, according to the Global Dow Index, with Google and Apple topping the list of most mentioned companies in print media during the past yearMicrosoft and IBM also made the top 10

The data, which Dow Jones compiled after tracking media coverage of 150 influential public companies from Jan. 1 to Dec. 1, is based on global, English-language print publications.

The tech industry's popular coverage doesn't come as much of a surprise, considering 2013's big stories: Google Glass' debut, Microsoft's introduction of Windows 8.1 and the Xbox One, and IBM's development of a cognitive computer system, among many others. Read more...

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January 16 2014

How Many Teens Are Actually Leaving Facebook?
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Word on the street is that teens are leaving Facebook in hoards and instead flocking to apps like Snapchat and Instagram

A report from digital agency iStrategyLabs breaks down just how many teens have abandoned the monster social network since 2011. According to its findings released Wednesday, which the agency claims were drawn from Facebook's Social Advertising platform, 25% fewer U.S. teens use Facebook now than in 2011. That results to a net loss of more than 3 million users. However, Facebook could not confirm these numbers, so take the data with a grain of salt.

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January 14 2014

Consumers Still Trust Traditional Media Ads More Than Online Ads
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Newspaper ads are still the most trusted form of paid media in North America, according to a recent Nielsen survey

More than half of respondents say they trust traditional advertising platforms such as newspaper, magazine, TV, radio and billboard. However, all new media platforms mentioned in the survey, including search, online video, social media, mobile display and online banners, received a less than 50% trust rating.

Statista's chart, below, breaks down the trust ratings of 10 different media platform among North American consumers. Read more...

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January 10 2014

7 Facts for the iPhone's 7th Birthday
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Seven years ago on Jan. 9, Steve Jobs presented the first iPhone to the public

Several releases later, Apple has shipped more than 420 million units of its signature smartphone, as of September 2013. The iPhone sells so well that it makes up 53% of Apple's overall revenue.

To celebrate the phone's anniversary, Statista created this infographic featuring seven facts about the 7-year-old phone.

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January 08 2014

Vinyl Record Sales Increased 32% in 2013
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In the midst of the growing adoption of music-streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora, vinyl records have made an unlikely comeback.

While CD sales declined 14.5% last year, vinyl sales grew 32% from 4.5 million units sold in 2012 to 6 million sold in 2013, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Even digital-music sales have taken a hit, as streaming becomes more popular: Overall album sales fell 8.4% last year

Statista's chart, below, shows the rise of vinyl LP sales in the U.S. between 1993 and 2013.

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January 03 2014

Comparing the Performance of 10 Major Tech Stocks in 2013
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Netflix's stock nearly quadrupled in 2013, with a 287% increase between Jan. 2 and Dec. 31, 2013.

The video streaming and delivery service wasn't the only tech company to finish 2013 with net increases. In fact, most major tech companies showed net growth

Statista's chart compares the 2013 performance of 10 major tech companies. None of the selected companies saw net losses, though Apple, the world's most valuable brand, had the smallest gains.

Besides Netflix, Twitter also grew more than 100 percent (145%), followed by Yahoo and Facebook with 100% and 99% growth, respectively Read more...

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December 19 2013

65% of World's Top Brands Are Active on Instagram
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Almost two-thirds (65%) of the world's most valuable brands now have an active Instagram account, and nearly all active brands post at least one photo per week.

Statista created the chart, below, which breaks down the Instagram presence of the world's top 100 brands, according to brand-consultancy firm Interbrand. It looks at frequency of posts and follower counts.

Between Q3 2012 and Q3 2013, the Instagram presence of the top 100 brands grew considerably; in other words, brands are posting more often, and gaining more followers

Check out the full results, below. Read more...

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November 26 2013

Sorry, Katy: Lady Gaga Was Twitter's Longest-Reigning Queen
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It isn't easy to hold on to the title of most followed user on Twitter. The crown has been passed between celebrities four times since Ashton Kutcher's famous race with CNN to be the first account with 1 million followers, back in April 2009

Though Katy Perry now wears the crown, Lady Gaga held onto the title longest: she was the most followed Twitter user for two and a half years

The timeline below, created by Statista, shows the most followed user since Ashton Kutcher hit 1 million

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87% of American Teenagers Send Text Messages Each Month
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We all know teens are glued to their cellphones. New data from the Family Online Safety Institute shows which mobile activities are keeping them hooked.

Text messaging is the most popular activity, which 87% of teens have done in the past 30 days. More than 80% of teens also have also participated in mobile gaming, emailing and social networking.

Statista's chart shows how many teens engage in different mobile activities

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November 21 2013

Half of All Active Twitter Users Live in Five Countries
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Twitter users are all over the world, but half of the social network's active users — those who tweet at least once a month — live in just five countries: the U.S., Japan, Indonesia, the UK and Brazil.

Using data from PeerReach, online statistics portal Statista created the chart, below, which shows the 13 countries with the highest shares of monthly active tweeters.

PeerReach defines monthly active Twitter users as those who tweet, whereas Twitter defines them as those who log in to the service. Roughly 40% of Twitter's monthly active users actually don’t tweet, and only log in. Read more...

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November 14 2013

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 vs. Older Consoles in 2013 Dollars
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Buying a new video game console can set you back a pretty penny — just look at Sony's PlayStation 4, which goes to market on Friday for $399, and Microsoft's Xbox One, which is being released late the following week for $499.

But these two late 2013 releases aren't particularly expensive when you look at the prices of major consoles in 2013 dollars. For instance, 2006's PlayStation 3 went, which originally went on sale for $499, would today retail for $579.

Statista's chart compares the prices of 11 major video game consoles, released over the last two decades, showing their market prices when launched and their 2013 dollar equivalent Read more...

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November 11 2013

The Internet's 10 Favorite Cats
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It takes a special mix of cuteness and luck to stand out among a crowd of aspiring celebrity cats online. But when you look at the numbers, one feline reigns supreme.

The official king of Internet cats, Grumpy Cat, has more than 2.3 million followers on Twitter and Facebook combined. A secondary, non-official Grumpy Cat account on Twitter has 1.2 million followers

Grumpy's primary account edges just ahead of Nyan Cat, who also has a total of more than 2.3 million followers.

Statista's chart shows the 10 Internet cats with the most fans on Twitter and Facebook combined. While Grumpy and Nyan Cat are the overall leaders, Sockington has the most Twitter followers alone. Read more...

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November 09 2013

How 10 Internet Companies Fared on Their First Days of Trading
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On the company's first day on the New York Stock Exchange, Twitter closed at $44.90 per share, up almost 73% from its opening price of $26 per share

The day's gains may sound impressive, but it hardly compares to eBay's 163% growth (Nasdaq) and Yahoo's 153% growth (Nasdaq) during their first days on the market

However, not all companies perform well on their first days. Facebook finished up just 0.6% on its first day on Nasdaq, and Zynga finished down 5% on its first day on Nasdaq.

Statista's chart shows how the stocks of 10 Internet companies faired on their first days trading on the stock market. Read more...

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