Stunning: Only Three New Banks Are Formed Every Year

This could be a net positive – we spotted this stat today –

“The rate of new-bank formation has slipped from an average of around 100 per year since 1990 to an average of only about three per year since 2010, write Roisin McCord, Edward Simpson Prescott and Tim Sablik.” Source

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China Used More Cement In The Last Three Years Than The U.S Used In The Entire 20th Century

We never realized Bill Gates was into Statspotting – we spotted this stunning stat today:

“China Used More Cement In The Last Three Years Than The U.S Used In The Entire 20th Century” Source

We are not too sure how to digest this stat – but definitely is an important stat with a broad impact.

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Angry Birds Not Happy: Rovio Says Profit Fell 73 Percent in 2014

Bad year for the maker of Angry Birds – we spotted this stat today –

“Mobile games maker Rovio reported its operating profit fell 73 percent last year due to a drop in its licensing business, a latest sign its breakthrough Angry Birds brand is losing its appeal.” Source

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New York City Has More Uber Cars Than Yellow Cabs

We spotted this stat today –

“New Taxi and Limousine Commission data shows that Uber cars now outnumber cabs on NYC streets, with 14,088 black and luxury vehicles versus 13,587 taxis.”

Source

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Which Is The Hardest Working City In America?

We spotted this stat today:

“One caveat: New York pulled the top spot mainly because people’s average weekly commute time, 6.18 hours, is way ahead of everybody else’s. (Philadelphia was number two with 5.01 hours.) Subtracting commute time, San Francisco is actually the city where people spend the most hours at work: 44.01 hours, versus 42.50 for New York. ”

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-15-hardest-working-cities-in-america-2015-3?op=1#ixzz3UmuvkQag

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U.S. Airline Passengers Forecast To Grow 50 Percent By 2035

In the times we live in, travel is inevitable. Reports show that – we spotted this stat today –

“The number of travelers flying on U.S. airlines is expected to grow by about 50 percent in the next two decades, according to a report by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA forecast on Monday that U.S. airlines will carry 1.14 billion passengers by 2035, up from an estimated 756.3 million last year, assuming in part that U.S. real gross domestic product grows on average by 2.4 percent per year in that time.”

Source

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Stunning: Macau’s Economy Slumps 17 Percent

How could anything slump by so much without being in the news for the wrong reasons? We spotted this stat today:

“Macau’s economy shrank by a whopping 17.2% in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the Chinese territory’s statistical agency.

Gross domestic product for the year was also negative, declining by 0.4% as Beijing’s anti-corruption campaign scared visitors away from the gambling mecca.”

Source

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PC Statistics: A Drop Of 5 Percent Projected This Year

The reports of the PC’s death might not have been exaggerated. We spotted this stat today:

“Market research outfit IDC has revised its prediction of PC shipments in 2015 downward. It’s projecting a drop of nearly 5 percent this year, worse than its earlier forecast of a 3.3 percent decline. In all, IDC expects 293.1 million PC units to ship this year.” Source

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20% Percent Of Meerkat Users Watch 2 Hours Of Video Daily

Well this one seems like it will stick. We spotted this stat today:

“During the talk, Rubin disclosed solid figures about engagement. Meerkat easily crossed 100,000 users over the weekend, following a brouhaha with Twitter where the social network cut off the app’s access to its social graph.

Twenty percent of Meerkat users watch over 2 hours of live video daily; eight percent catch a whopping three or more hours a day.”

Source

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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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