Tablet Statistics: Half Of British Homes Now Own A Tablet

Tablet statistics have always surprised us. We spotted this stat today –

“They only went on sale five years ago, but tablet computers such as the iPad can already be found in more than half of British homes, figures show.

According to research by the telecommunications regulator, 54 per cent of households now own one and the number of children aged 5-15 with access at home has risen from 51 per cent 71 per cent in a year.”

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Solid numbers, these.

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18% Of Startups With Funding Had A Female Founder in 2014

We had spotted a stat on Women in leadership roles recently – we spotted this today:

“In 2009, 9.5% startups had at least one woman founder, but by 2014 that rate had almost doubled to 18%. At the same time, the absolute number of companies (along with the total number of startups) with a female founder more than quadrupled from 117 in 2009 to 555 in 2014. Based on those numbers, it seems reasonable to conclude that there has been a steady increase in the number of women founders in the past five years.”

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India: Cashless Transactions Surpass Paper Based Transactions

This is a key milestone – we had spotted a stat recently – India: Credit Card Spending Doubled In The Last Three Years – we spotted this one today –

“Paper based transactions in the last financial year i.e. 2014-15,cleared through cheques amounted to Rs. 85 lakh crore. While paperless transactions in the same year using credit cards, debit cards, NEFT and online wallets amounted to Rs. 92 lakh crore, reports Economic Times.”

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This is a significant milestone in India’s ecommerce journey. We had written about the Credit Tsunami in India before – and recent Credit Card Statistics proved us right as well !

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Good Pay And Good Housing: Which City Should You Move To?

We spotted this stat today:

“Glassdoor combined a measure of the cost of living as well as the number of openings with data from their users in different cities about how satisfied they are with their job. Even if you can find a job that pays the rent, it helps if it’s a job you like.

Based on these factors, Raleigh, N.C., came in at the top of the ranking. That’s no surprise. Employers are attracted to the area because they can draw talented workers from three major universities, without paying the high costs of doing business in the Northeast or Silicon Valley.”

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Which Graduate Degree Ranks The Best For Jobs In 2015?

Ph.D., Statistics it is. We spotted this stat today:


PayScale crunched the numbers for Fortune and identified the grad degrees that lead to lucrative careers — and those that lead to high stress and low pay.

Best Grad Degrees for Jobs

Ph.D., Statistics
Median Salary: $131,700

Projected Growth in Jobs by 2022: 23.7%

Highly Satisfied: 71%

Low Stress: 67%”

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How Many People In The US Live In Trailer Parks?

Take a guess – how many people in the US do you think live in Trailer Parks? We spotted this stat today:

“Trailer parks are big and profitable business – particularly after hundreds of thousands of Americans who lost their homes in the financial crisis created a huge demand for affordable housing. According to US Census figures, more than 20 million people, or 6% of the population, live in trailer parks.”

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The Richest 10% Earn 9.6 Times The Income Of The Poorest 10%

Among member states of the OECD. We spotted this stat today:

“In its 34 member states, the richest 10% of the population earn 9.6 times the income of the poorest 10%.
There is no standard measure of inequality, but most indicators suggest it slowed or fell during the financial crisis and is now growing again.” Source

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Women Hold 34% Of Alibaba’s Leadership Roles

We spotted this stat today:

“As of last summer, women made up almost 34% of Alibaba’s high-level managers, and a third of its founding partners. The company also says that more than 40% of its total workforce are women.” Source

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How Many Angel Investors Are There In The US?

We spotted this interesting stat today:

“The best available estimates are that about 300,000 people have made an angel investment in the last two years. Many more people could become angels based on a net worth of $1 million or more, the potential number of angel investors is 4 million.”

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We had spotted some Kickstarter statistics before as well.

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Tesla’s Battery Could Break iPhone’s Sales Records

This is cool. Or hot rather. We spotted this stat today:

“Tesla’s new line of big, stackable batteries for homes and businesses started with a bang. The reservations reported in the first week are valued at roughly $800 million. If Tesla converts even a fraction of those into actual sales, the battery roll-out could measure up as one of the biggest ever for a new product category. ” Source

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