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.
This chart illustrates the differences between Apple's App Store and Google Play in terms of app monetization. It appears as if paid apps are much less likely to be successful on Google Play than in the iOS App Store.
Digital advertising expenditure in the United States is predicted to reach $61 billion by 2017, as ad spending gradually shifts to mobile devices.
This chart shows global smartphone operating system market share, based on unit sales to end users in the second quarter of 2013.
This chart shows the browser usage share in July 2013
This chart shows the world's most used smartphone apps in the second quarter of 2013.
This chart shows the immense growth of online video ads in the United States.
This chart illustrates Google's revenue growth from 2009 through the second quarter of 2013.
This chart shows the stock performance of selected internet companies in 2013. It illustrates the percentage change of the stock price compared to the closing price on January 2, 2013.
This chart illustrates browser market share in different regions in June 2013. Less than five years after its launch in September 2008, Google Chrome is now the no.1 web browser in the world.
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