Cyber-squatting Disputes Up 300 Percent

The new addresses coming up seems to have impacted cyber squatting very differently – we spotted this stat today –

“The release of hundreds of new web address endings over the last eight months has contributed to a 313pc increase in the number of “cyber-squatting” disputes, it has emerged.”

Source

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What Increased By 167 Percent After Apple’s Watch Event?

We spotted this stat today –

“The Pebble Time Kickstarter gained some momentum thanks to Apple’s special Watch event Monday. The new smartwatch from the smartwatch pioneer was drawing in funding at a rate of around $6,000 per hour on Sunday, March 8, which rose to $10,000 per hour on Monday, March 9 (when the event took place), and capped out at $16,000 per day on average during March 10, the day following Apple’s press presentation” Source

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Stunning: Samsung Spent $13.8 Billion In Research and Development In 2014

We spotted this stunning stat today:

“Samsung hasn’t had the best year financially but it’s not slowing down its spending on R&D. BusinessKorea reports that Samsung spent an astonishing $13.8 billion in research and development in 2014, the single largest R&D investment in the company’s history.” Source

13.8 Billion research dollars in one year. wow.

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Stunning: Two-Thirds of Mobile Traffic Comes From Just Five Apps

Here is a stunner of a stat – we spotted this today –

“A recent report by Ericsson shows that two-thirds of app data traffic over mobile networks comes from just five apps. Depending on the country, the five apps changed but overall it was clear that video streaming and social networking apps dominated countries around the world.” Source

One more – The report also notes that total mobile video traffic over the next six years will be around 17 times greater than that of last six years. (Source)

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Chromebook Stats: Every Sixth Laptop Sold Is A Google Chromebook

We had suspected this – we spotted this today:

“Google Chromebooks are continuing to sell well in the U.S. The research firm estimates that in 2014 Chromebooks accounted for 14 percent of all laptop sales for both the commercial and retail channels; up 85 percent from 2013.” Source

Well, you don’t have to digest this stat. You can see it around you.

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1 Billion Monthly Views, 4 Billion USD Revenue, No Profit. Who?

For an entity that is as much part of our daily lives as Google is, no profit is a bad situation to be in. We spotted this stat today:

“Google Inc. nurtured YouTube into a cultural phenomenon, attracting more than one billion users each month. Still, YouTube hasn’t become a profitable business.

The online-video unit posted revenue of about $4 billion in 2014, up from $3 billion a year earlier, according to two people familiar with its financials, as advertiser-friendly moves enticed some big brands to spend more. But while YouTube accounted for about 6% of Google’s overall sales last year, it didn’t contribute to earnings. ”

(Source)

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Stunning (Or Not): 80% Of All Mobile Data Is Consumed By 10% Of Users

Well even Pareto would get this wrong – we spotted this stat today –

“Amdocs found that just 10 percent of mobile users are consuming 80 percent of the world’s mobile data traffic.

Amdocs, a telecom equipment maker that specializes in billing and network operations, calls these folks the “Technorati,” ”

(Source)

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Smartwatch Statistics: Pebble Has Sold Over 1 Million Smartwatches

We spotted some interesting statistics on smart watches today:

“While Google and Apple have been getting the lion’s share of attention for smartwatches lately, indie darling Pebble has been quietly soldiering on, improving its product and selling watches. In an exclusive interview, CEO Eric Migicovsky revealed that the company shipped its one millionth Pebble on December 31st of last year.” (Source)

We had spotted some interesting Internet of Things statistics recently as well.

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The Future Is Here: One In Five Developers Working On IoT Projects

If there is one community in the digital age that can tell you what the future would look like, it would be the developer community. So what we spotted today is a telling sign of things to come (pun intended) –

“One-in-five developers now works on IoT projects” – a ComputerWorld headline (Source)

We had spotted some stunning Internet of Things stats before – but this one is the most significant so far.

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VC Money Flowing Into US Companies: 2014 Best Year Since 2000

Here is something to celebrate, as long as the word bubble is banned at the party – 2014 was the best year for companies receiving VC money since 2000. We spotted this stat today:

“Companies collected a staggering $48.3 billion in 4,356 separate investments throughout the year. That marks a 61.4 percent increase compared with the nearly $30 billion raised in 4,193 deals during 2013.” (Source)

Solid year, 2014.

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