The global smartphone market continues to grow. One of the biggest drivers behind future growth will be the continous decline of the average selling price of smartphones, as it makes them affordable to more people.
This chart shows how much capital selected tech companies raised in their IPOs.
When it comes to referral traffic from social networks, it is no surprise that Facebook is the undisputed no. 1. According to Shareaholics, 10% of the traffic on websites from 200,000 publishers comes from the world's largest social network.
This chart shows the 10 companies that reach the largest audience online. In July 2013, Google's various websites reached a total of 1.2 billion people across the globe!
This chart illustrates Amazon's revenue and profit growth since the first quarter of 2009. The company's remarkable revenue growth comes at the expense of short-term profits.
Apple's iPad has been a blockbuster success from the start. Most recently however, Apple's tablet sales have started to decelerate in a way that must be worrying to the company's leadership team. Will today's new models re-energize iPad sales?
There's one simple reason why Facebook remains the most important social platform for brand marketers: reach. Coca-Cola, the no. 1 brand on Facebook, reaches more than ten times as many people as the most popular brands on Twitter and Google+.
When it comes to protecting copyrights online, the music industry is turning to Google more often than any other industry. The BPI alone (Britain's recorded music association) requests the removal of more than 35,000 infringing websites from Google's search results per day!
Google's position in the mobile internet is just as strong as it is in the traditional web. According to comScore, Google's mobile products, including apps and mobile websites, reach 92 percent of smartphone users in the United States.
15 years after the company's foundation in a garage in Menlo Park, Google has grown to become the dominant force in the online world. It is pretty amazing, if not a little scary, to see how many parts of our online experience Google controls.
This chart shows the top 15 smartphone apps (iOS & Android) in the U.S. by reach.
This chart illustrates the sharp increase in copyright removal requests filed with Google over the past two years.
This chart shows the percentage of adult internet users who say they have done these things online.
This chart shows the number of govermental data requests to selected tech companies.
Just 5 years after its launch in September 2008, Google Chrome is the clear winner of what is often referred to as the browser wars. With a market share of 43%, Chrome has Microsoft's Internet Explorer safely behind it.
Korean smartphone users can't get enough apps on their smartphones. With an average number of 40 apps per smartphone user, South Korea tops our international app ranking, based on data published in Google's "Our Mobile Planet" study.
According to Facebook's first transparency report, the United States government is the most hungry for social network's user data. In the first half of 2013, Facebook received between 11,000 and 12,000 user data requests from U.S. authorities.
The mobile advertising market is heavily concentrated. Google and Facebook alone are expected to rake in 69 percent of worldwide mobile ad revenues this year.
Google remains the king of online advertising. The search giant is expected to pocket three out of ten dollars spent on online advertising worldwide this year. That amounts to $38.6 billion or six times the total of the second largest ad publisher Facebook.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that he would step down within the next 12 months. This chart shows how the company's stock has performed under his reign.
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