Stunning: Alibaba Is Bigger Than Amazon and eBay Combined

You’ll never guess this. We spotted this stunning stat today:

““From their annual reports we did a rough calculation and we were similar last year but we are growing faster than them this year, so this year we are probably larger than them,” Zeng Ming, Alibaba’s chief strategy officer, told reporters over the weekend, according to Reuters. ”The gap is just going to get bigger and bigger when we grow faster.”

Statistics Source: Mashable via Talll

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1 Billion USD on Facial Recognition: Did Like.com Pivot Too Soon?

We spotted this stat on FBI spending more than a billion dollars on face recognition:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has a $1 billion budget for its latest venture: using facial recognition technology to fight crime. Dubbed the Next Generation Identification (NGI) project, it has already been approved in some states (the pilot programme started in February), and is expected to go nationwide by 2014, according to NewScientist.”

Statistics Source: TheNextWeb

And this is the first thing that came to our mind: Did Munjal Shah sell out too soon? Google bought Like.com for about 100 Million dollars. Or in fact, did they pivot too soon, from face recognition to products matching?

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Smartphone Statistics: Galaxy SIII Now The Top Selling Device In The US

We had spotted multiple iPhone 4s stats in the past – we spotted this today:

“According to analyst Michael Walkley of Canaccord Genuity, monthly channel checks have confirmed that the Galaxy S III is the top selling device at T-Mobile (who doesn’t carry the iPhone 4S), Sprint and Verizon. The iPhone remained the number one device at AT&T, but the S III’s success at the other three largest carriers in the nation is enough to secure the number one spot.”

Statistics Source: AndroidAndMe

Some challenges remain, though, like how many people pay for android apps.

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$165 Billion: Food Thrown Away By Americans Every Year

We had seen some controversy around food corruption in India recently – Bloomberg reported this: “Poor In India Starve As Politicians Steal $14.5 Billion Of Food”

“Instead, as much as $14.5 billion in food was looted by corrupt politicians and their criminal syndicates over the past decade in Kishen’s home state of Uttar Pradesh alone, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The theft blunted the country’s only weapon against widespread starvation — a five-decade-old public distribution system that has failed to deliver record harvests to the plates of India’s hungriest.”

We spotted this today:

“Americans throw away nearly half their food every year, waste worth roughly $165 billion annually, according to a study released on Tuesday.

“As a country, we’re essentially tossing every other piece of food that crosses our path. That’s money and precious resources down the drain,” said Dana Gunders, a scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s food and agriculture program.

The NRDC report said Americans discard 40 per cent of the food supply every year, and the average American family of four ends up throwing away an equivalent of up to $2,275 annually in food.
Just a 15 percent reduction in losses in the US food supply would save enough to feed 25 million Americans annually. It also would lighten the burden on landfills, where food waste makes up the largest component of solid waste, according to the NRDC, a nonprofit environmental organization”

Statistics Source: CNN-IBN

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1.5 Million USD: The Impact of A Non Shuffled Deck of Cards

We had spotted several gambling stats in the past – we spotted this today:

“No one at the Nugget could decipher why the players were so lucky, though, and the casino let the game go on till 10:18 p.m. When it ended, the house had lost a little more than $1.5 million.

There was no complex scheme, but it wasn’t lady luck, either. Someone in Kansas City allegedly had forgotten to turn on the automatic shuffler before the cards got shipped out. Since the cards were never shuffled at the plant – the casino doesn’t shuffle them again – the same patterns kept repeating in game 802. The players noticed, kept on betting and upped their wagers.”

Statistics Source: philly.com

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Reddit Statistics: 270 Million Page Views A Month

We had spotted Obama AMA stats – we had also spotted multiple WordPress stats, and tumblr stats as well. We spotted this today:

“Steve Huffman, co-founder of social news site Reddit, gave an excellent presentation (slides, transcript) on the lessons he learned while building and growing Reddit to 7.5 million users per month, 270 million page views per month, and 20+ database servers.”

Statistics Source: HighScalability

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App.Net Statistics: 250,000 Posts, 17,500 Users

We spotted this today:

“App.net, the pay-based Twitter alternative that just opened a few weeks ago, has hit its first couple activity milestones.

Founder Dalton Caldwell posted today that the service has surpassed 250,000 posts, and he estimates that about half of those are coming from third-party clients. ”

Statistics Source: MarketingLand

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President Obama’s Reddit AMA: Over 5 Million Pageviews

We spotted this today:

“Given that, it’s not surprising to hear today that the AMA got 2.9 million page views during the live event, and, as of 12:00 PM ET, the thread had 5.2 million pageviews, with nearly 200,000 concurrent users. The thread is the first to ever surpass the amount of traffic on Reddit’s front page, pulling in about 30 percent of Reddit’s total traffic while Obama was answering questions, and ending up as its biggest day ever.”

Statistics Source: The Verge

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40 Percent of Mobile Ad Clicks Are Fraud or Accidents

We had spotted some mobile advertising stats in the past. We spotted this today:

“A study by mobile app marketing platform Trademob found that 40 percent of mobile clicks on ads are essentially useless, the result of accidental presses or fraud. That’s one of the challenges facing mobile advertising, which is still lagging online advertising.”

Statistics Source: GigaOm

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Healthcare Statistics: Health-Care Act Will Force Insurance on 7.3 Million

We had spotted some interesting stats on healthcare in the past – we spotted this today:

“According to an Urban Institute study, just 3 percent of the 269 million Americans younger than 65 — about 7.3 million uninsured Americans — will be required to purchase coverage on their own or pay a penalty (also being called a fine, tax or assessment) to help offset the costs of caring for those without health insurance.”

Statistics Source: CNBC

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