Which Country Has The Highest Per Capita GDP In The World?

We spotted this stat today:

“When people think of Monaco, wealth, fast cars and casinos come to mind. .. The mini country on France’s sun-kissed Mediterranean coast is home to about 38,000 people, and one in three are millionaires, according to WealthInsight. It has the highest per capita GDP in the world.”

Source

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Did You Know: 6.5 Million People In The US Reach Age 112

We spotted this interesting stat today:

“Americans are getting older, but not this old: Social Security records show that 6.5 million people in the U.S. have reached the ripe old age of 112.

In reality, only few could possibly be alive. As of last fall, there were only 42 people known to be that old in the entire world.

But Social Security does not have death records for millions of these people, with the oldest born in 1869, according to a report by the agency’s inspector general.”

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article14382122.html#storylink=cpy

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Low-Cost Airlines Account For 25% Of The World’s Aviation Business

We spotted this stat today – “LCCs continued to gain global market share, increasing to over 25 percent in 2013, restraining the yields of the legacy carriers.” (Source)

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What Is The US Govt’s Annual IT Budget?

Here is a number that we found interesting – the United States Government has an annual IT budget of 82 Billion USD (Source)

Another interesting number to note – some $600 billion has been spent on IT by the US government in this last decade. And between 2008 and 2013, $321 million has been spent on programs that have been determined to be “potentially duplicative” – reminds us of all the single versions of truth projects

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Which City Has The Most Expensive Billionaire Properties In The World?

This answer could come as a bit of a surprise – we spotted this stat today, that Hong Kong is home to the most expensive luxury real estate in the world – “Ultra-prime” properties in Hong Kong cost £7,200 per square foot ($10,880) on average (Source)

Talking about billionaires, the country that will see the biggest growth in the number of billionaires in the coming years might also be a surprise to you.

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What Is The Total Number Of Websites In The World?

Well, we keep hearing these terms – billions of webpages, millions of websites – but how many websites actually exist in the world? As of December, the total number of websites in the world stands at approximately 633 million (Source).

How do we digest this number? The easy way could be, one for every three connected people in the world. There are many tougher ways to digest this stat, we will have a follow-up post very soon.

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A GPS That Can Tell You Whether You Are Sitting Or Standing

Well that one is not here yet, but will soon be. GPS systems generally do not work when the signals are interrupted by walls – shopping malls or in the midst of tall buildings. We spotted this today, that InvenSense (INVN.N), which makes gyroscopes and other motion sensors, plans to sell chips within a couple of years that let smartphones guide their owners up and down escalators, through subway stations and up to specific cubicles within skyscrapers – all places that GPS signals do not currently work well.

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India Had An AirBnB Equivalent In 2007, Jimmy Wales Had Used It

This site called ExtraBed.in was run by Kiruba – Here is some coverage from Reuters. Jimmy Wales had used it on his India trip in 2007.

There have definitely been multiple attempts on this with different flavors etc, but here is our reason behind spotting this:

1. You will have thousands of examples where a concept that has worked in developed markets are then replicated locally in developing markets. Developing markets tend to lag behind, generally speaking. This is why, you see India’s Amazon emerge only in the last 3 years.

2. In very rare occasions, you see some concept from a developing market getting replicated in developed markets. In the case of ExtraBed and AirBnB, sharing an extra bed probably came up in a developing market first, maybe due to cultural reasons.

Look for what new models are coming up in developing markets. Given the number of immigrants, people’s behavior in recession, or just curiosity, it might just work in developed markets. You never know.

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OMG: Twitter Thinks DHH Is Similar To Borat

Well, Devops Borat. This is what we spotted today:

Source: Twitter

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‘Connecticut Is More Expensive Than New York’

We spotted this today:

” The Most Expensive States to Live In 2012

4. New York
Most expensive area: New York (Manhattan)

House: $1,215,129
Movie ticket: $13.06
Rent: $3,378
Doctor visit: $140.40
Gallon of gas: $3.884
T-bone steak: $14.25

3. Connecticut
Most expensive area: Stamford

House: $568,945
Movie ticket: $10.38
Rent: $1,993
Doctor visit: $116.74
Gallon of gas: $3.845
T-bone steak: $10.82 ”

Statistics Source: CNBC

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