Amazon Echo Owners Spend 10 Percent More On Amazon

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“We all suspected the Echo’s purpose was – at least in part – to drive more Amazon sales. And that’s exactly what’s happening, according to a new study by NPD Group. The research company found that owners of the Echo spent around 10 percent more after they bought the voice-powered smart speaker than they did before.”

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$1.2 Billion: VC Investments In ‘Marketing Tech’ Last Year

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“U.S. venture-capital firms invested around $860 million in ad tech firms last year, the lowest amount since 2010 and down considerably from a peak of more than $2.7 billion in 2011, according to venture capital and private equity data company PitchBook. So far this year, only $446 million has been committed, on pace for the lowest funding level since 2005.

But PitchBook data suggest U.S. venture capital investment for marketing technology companies has been steadier, reaching over $1.2 billion last year. Investment this year was already close to $1 billion by Aug. 23, according to PitchBook, on pace to surpass last year.”

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54 Million: Number of Americans Over The Age of 65 By 2019

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“By 2019, there will be 54 million Americans over the age of 65, up from 46 million-plus today, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging. Skin cancer, particularly melanoma, is on the rise too, striking about 3.5 million people annually, according to the American Cancer Society.”

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$9.6 Billion: San Francisco’s Annual Budget More Than 13 Other States

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“In 2010, the budget totaled $6.4 billion in a city with 805,000 people, meaning the city spent nearly $8,000 per capita. Six years later, the $9.6 billion budget is paying for services for 865,000 residents, or $11,100 per capita. Inflation explains a little of that increase, but certainly not all of it.”

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$1.2 Billion: Uber’s Losses In The First Half of 2016

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“Uber recorded losses of roughly $1.2 billion in the first half of 2016, according to a person briefed on the company’s financial data, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. More than half of those losses, or around $750 million, accrued in the second quarter of this year, said the person.”

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You’ll Never Guess: Assets Under Management For JP Morgan Chase

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“It’s roughly 10 times bigger than its balance sheet lets on. As of its latest quarter, it reported nearly $21 trillion worth of assets under custody and management. Add that to the $2.5 trillion on its balance sheet and you’re looking at a bank that controls assets valued at just under $25 trillion.”

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Olympics Streaming: 2 Percent of Prime Time Evening Internet Usage

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“The network analysis firm Sandvine measured Olympics streaming on NBC from a single day, Aug. 10, from a single broadband provider it declined to name. Overall, Olympics streaming accounted for about 2 percent of prime time evening Internet usage, according to Sandvine.

Here’s what Sandvine found overall: Mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, accounted for almost 20 percent of the evening’s Olympics stream. An additional 17 percent went to set-top boxes, such as Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. Of these, Roku boxes were the overwhelming favorite among Olympics viewers, eating up a 10 percent share.

In the end, however, PCs took the prize, accounting for more than 60 percent of that night’s consumption, Sandvine reported.”

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Promising: More New Homes Sold In July Than In Nearly A Decade

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“Buyers purchased single-family houses at the annual rate of 654,000, the highest rate since October 2007, the government said. That is 31 percent higher than a year earlier. Those numbers are volatile and include a wide margin of error, but combined with other evidence, the United States housing market seems to be solidly on the mend in 2016.”

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Ransomware: 4000 Attacks A Day

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“According to the U.S. Department of Justice, ransomware attacks have quadrupled this year from a year ago, averaging 4,000 a day. Typical ransomware payments range from $500 to $1,000, according to cyberrisk data firm Cyence Inc., but some hackers have demanded as much as $30,000”

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Voter Registration Searches On Google: Up 323% Compared To 2012

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“Millions of Americans are turning to the internet to figure out how to cast their ballots this fall—and online searches related to the election are already much higher than they were in 2012, according to data released by Google.

Google searches related to voter registration are up 323% compared to four years ago, led by swing states like Ohio and Pennsylvania. ”

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