‘Facebook Timeline Is Basically A CarFax For People’

Well, it is obvious, maybe. But here is the point: Facebook Timeline is like a carfax for people – if you have had an accident (e.g., a breakup) facebook wants to make it difficult to cover it up. The other vehicle might record it, for example.

Strange, since people chose to use their name, and not an alias for identity. Even cars were smarter, they use a VIN and not a name.

The world is happy, though. Just look at some facebook stats.

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‘Apple makes more iPhones than humans make babies’

We have spotted multiple stats on Apple iPhone sales and some interesting stats on Apple sales overall. We spotted this today:

“The company smashed most expectations yesterday when it announced its iPhone sales for the last three months of 2011 totaled over 37 million units, a figure that exceeds the number of babies born on planet earth–using the global average daily birth rate –during a comparable period (about 98 days).”

Statistics Source: CNET

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Blackberry Maker RIM Now Worth Less Than Apple’s App Store

We spotted this today:

“Harder to believe is that the App Store is probably worth more than Blackberry. All of Blackberry. Just the App Store. Nothing else. Not the iPhone or iPod. Not Mac. Just the App Store.
Per analysis from Trefis, iTunes and App Store each contribute approximately 2% to Apple’s market cap. For those doing the math at home, that means App Store contributes $7.08 billion to Apple’s market cap.
And, yes, $7.08 billion is more than $7.04 billion.”

Statistics Source: brianshall

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2.6 Trillion: U.S Healthcare Spend Equals GDP of France

We spotted this today:

“even though the U.S. outspends every other country on healthcare ($2.6 trillion a year; the equivalent of France’s entire GDP), we’re nowhere near the healthiest country. ”

Statistics Source: Freakanomics

Bonus stat:

“[I]t turns out that the combined profits of the country’s five largest for-profit health insurance companies — United, WellPoint, Aetna, Humana and Cigna — were $11.7 billion, only 0.5 percent of total health care spending. Even confiscating every penny of those profits would add up to less than half of the cost-saving threshold.”

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Wealth of Older Americans Now 47 Times That of Young Adults

The wealth gap is the widest ever – we spotted this today:

“The wealth gap between younger and older Americans has stretched to the widest on record, worsened by a prolonged economic downturn that has wiped out job opportunities for young adults and saddled them with housing and college debt.

The typical U.S. household headed by a person age 65 or older has a net worth 47 times greater than a household headed by someone under 35, according to an analysis of census data released Monday.”

Statistics Source: Yahoo Finance

We had earlier spotted student loan stats. We’ll now be talking trillions!

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Every Day, A 10 Million-Page Book Is Written in Tweets

We have written about Twitter statistics before. We spotted this today:

“For perspective, every day, the world writes the equivalent of a 10 million-page book in Tweets or 8,163 copies of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace.”

Statistics Source: Reuters

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iDevices Make More Revenue Than Microsoft’s Entire Product Line

We have written about iOS statistics before. We spotted this today:

“The Mac business generates more Revenue than Windows
iOS powered devices generate more revenue than all of Microsoft’s products put together
Apple’s revenues grew 413% since Q2 2007 while Microsoft’s grew 26%
The release of Windows 7 had a marked effect on revenues in the launch quarter but the sales did not seem to grow above the previous version’s run rate ($4.2b/quarter vs. $4.7b/q on average).”

Statistics Source: iDownloadblog

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Facebook Has 10,000 Times More Photos Than The US Library of Congress

We spotted this today:

“According to a recent blog post from 1000Memories, the company estimates that Facebook currently houses over 140 billion photos uploaded by users, a figure that’s 10,000 times larger than all the photos housed by the Library of Congress. Based off a figure from a Facebook engineer earlier this year, the social network oversees more than 200 million photos uploaded per day, approximately 6 billion per month. Techcrunch also reported that Facebook users uploaded an estimated 750 million photos over the New Year’s holiday earlier this year. 1000 Memories estimates that the typical digital camera owner takes about 150 digital images per year and potentially uploads 20 percent of all pictures to Facebook over the course of a year.”

Statistics Source: Yahoo News

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Macau Is Four Times As Big As Vegas In Revenue Terms

We spotted this today:

“Vegas raked in $5.8 billion last year. But it is a mature market with little growth potential, especially as Asian high rollers jump ship.

Macau is in a league of its own, with $23.5 billion in revenue last year and yearly growth of 25 to 50 percent.”

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/second-biggest-gambling-market-2011-6?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+businessinsider+%28Business+Insider%29#ixzz1OgRdmZMQ

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Apple Has Enough Cash To Buy Yahoo Three Times Over

From Apple’s second quarter results, cash on Apple’s balance sheet – $65.8 Billion. Yahoo’s market cap: 22.09 Billion. Amazing, how huge Apple has become and how surprisingly little cash Apple has used so far, for big acquisitions.

Statistics Source: Apple Q2 Results and TechCrunch

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