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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Chinese Companies Have Invested $46 Billion In The U.S. Since 2000

We spotted this interesting stat today –

“In all, Chinese companies have invested $46 billion in the United States since 2000, with most coming in the last five years, according to a study prepared by the Rhodium Group, a New York research firm, to be released on Wednesday” Source

Of course, not as interesting as the one Bill Gates spotted on cement.

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India: Credit Card Spending Doubled In The Last Three Years

We spotted this stat today –

“RBI data suggest it is not just the number of cards in the system but even the spends on these cards have gone up significantly. At the end of December 2011, the spends on credit cards stood at Rs 8,532.6 crore, which has more than doubled to Rs 17,437.1 crore by the end of December 2014.”

Source

We had spotted some stats on US Credit Card Debt Vs India’s GDP some time back.

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The Next Whatsapp? This App Claims 549 Million Users Globally

Attention Facebook acquisition team: It is time to ready your checkbooks. We spotted this stat today:

“WeChat, the social networking app, has announced that it now has 549 million monthly active users globally as compared to 500 million users in Q4 2014.”

Source

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You’ll Never Guess: The Most Valuable Asset Of Caesar’s Entertainment

We spotted this gem today:

“Last year, Harrah’s parent company, Caesar’s Entertainment, declared bankruptcy as a consequence of overextension and growing competition. During proceedings, creditors appraised Caesar’s vast store of customer data as the company’s most valuable asset, worth about $1 billion.”

Source

Where are the data scientists?

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Privately Held Gold In India Equals Three Times USA’s Gold Reserves

We had spotted some India Gold Statistics before – we spotted this today –

“Wealthy Hindu temples such as this one are repositories for much of the $1 trillion worth of privately held gold in India — about 22,000 tons, according to an estimate from the World Gold Council.” (Source)

US Gold Reserves: 8,133.5 Tonnes (Source)

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Shocking: More Than 2 Million People Still Pay For AOL Dial-Up

Well this one is beyond stunning – we spotted this stat today –

“AOL’s quarterly earnings report, published Friday, revealed discreetly that 2.1 million people are still dialing up and paying AOL around $20 a month for the privilege of accessing the Internet.”

Source

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Stunning: 98% Of Q1 Consumer Credit Was Student And Car Loans

We had spotted some credit card statistics and US student loan statistics earlier – we spotted this rather stunning stat today:

“98% of the credit lent out in the first quarter, or $44.3 billion, went to student and car loans!

The amount of credit that actually made it into the broader, consumer economy, i.e., credit card or revolving credit: a negative $600 million” (Source)

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You’ll Never Guess: One-Third of Tinder Users Are Married

Well this one surprised us – we spotted these Tinder stats today –

“new data has found around one third of those looking for love on the app are married.
Men outnumber women on the dating app 6:4, and the majority of users (45 per cent) are aged between 25-34. Around 38 per cent are aged 16-24, while 1 per cent are between 55 and 64 years of age, research by GlobalWebIndex has found.” (Source)

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Hotel Occupancy Statistics: 2015 On Track To Be The Best Year On Record

We spotted this stat today –

“The U.S. hotel industry recorded positive results in the three key performance measurements during the week of 19-25 April 2015, according to data from STR, Inc.

The 4-week average of the occupancy rate is solidly above the median for 2000-2007, and solidly above last year.

Right now 2015 is even above 2000 (best year for hotels) – and 2015 will probably be the best year on record for hotels. ”

(Source)

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