Snapchat Could Become the Biggest Tech Exit in a Decade

Snapchat Could Become the Biggest Tech Exit in a Decade

When Snapchat recently refused Facebook's $3 billion buyout offer, it also passed on the chance to become the biggest exit of an internet startup in the past decade. That crown belongs to Skype which was acquired by eBay for $2.56 billion in 2005.

Asia-Pacific Leads the World in Mobile Traffic Consumption

Asia-Pacific Leads the World in Mobile Traffic Consumption

Mobile phone users from the Asia-Pacific region consume the most data. Driven by entertainment applications such as YouTube, Youku and PPStream, the average mobile phone user in the region uses 1.1 GB of data per month.

The Internet's Most Popular Cats

The Internet's Most Popular Cats

If you are a regular user of Twitter or Facebook chances are you have seen your fair share of videos and photos featuring cute/cuddly/grumpy and/or funny cats. Here's our inofficial ranking of the internet's most popular cats!

Nearly 1 in 5 Kids Use Mobile Devices Every Day

Nearly 1 in 5 Kids Use Mobile Devices Every Day

We all interact with different kinds of media all day every day. But for most of us, it hasn't always been this way. Today's children grow up with an endless array of devices surrounding them and this chart illustrates how our youngest interact with media.

The New York Times Paywall Is Paying Off

The New York Times Paywall Is Paying Off

This chart shows the year-over-year revenue growth of the New York Times Company.

These Redditors Have the Best Karma

These Redditors Have the Best Karma

Whenever a Reddit user submits a link or votes up someone else's post on "the frontpage of the internet", he is awarded what Reddit calls Karma points. This chart shows the Top 10 redditors with the best chance of virtual afterlife happiness.

Forget Games! People Use Facebook to Connect With Their Loved Ones

Forget Games! People Use Facebook to Connect With Their Loved Ones

This chart shows that, despite all the functionality added over the years, people still use Facebook for the same reason that it was originally build for: to stay in touch with friends and family.

The Ellen Show is the Most-Followed Brand on Instagram

The Ellen Show is the Most-Followed Brand on Instagram

The Ellen Show is the most-followed brand on Instagram. According to analytics firm Nitrogram, the talk show hosted by comedian Ellen DeGeneres has 3.04 million followers, just edging out National Geographic at 3.03 million followers.

Facebook's Relevance Waning Among American Teens

Facebook's Relevance Waning Among American Teens

Facebook is no longer the most popular social network among American teens. According to Piper Jaffray's biannual survey among thousands of American teens, the world's largest social network has been replaced by Twitter as U.S. teenagers' favorite social platform.

Twitter Has a Quitter Problem

Twitter Has a Quitter Problem

Does Twitter have a quitter problem? Ahead of its IPO, scheduled for November, the company finds itself confronted with research that suggests its platform isn't sticky enough.

Why Facebook Remains the No.1 Social Platform for Brand Building

Why Facebook Remains the No.1 Social Platform for Brand Building

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+.

Chinese Politicians are Insanely Rich

Chinese Politicians are Insanely Rich

This chart shows the individual wealth of American and Chinese politicians in 2013 (in million U.S. dollars).

The Music Industry is First to Arrive in the Digital Age

The Music Industry is First to Arrive in the Digital Age

The music industry is two steps ahead of other industries in the ongoing digitization of media distribution. Download and streaming services accounted for almost 60 percent of recorded music revenues in the U.S. in 2012, while other media industries struggle to find a viable strategy for digital distribution.

30% of U.S. Internet Users Share Their Home Address Online

30% of U.S. Internet Users Share Their Home Address Online

Despite the ongoing debate surrounding online privacy, surveillance and data abuse, Americans continue to share a lot of information online.

Android Accounts for 70% of Smartphone Sales in China

Android Accounts for 70% of Smartphone Sales in China

This chart shows smartphone platform market share figures for the United States, China and the EU5 countries (UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy).

U.S. Gasoline Consumption Tripled Since 1950

U.S. Gasoline Consumption Tripled Since 1950

This chart shows U.S. motor gasoline consumption 1950-2012 (in billion gallons).

Microsoft Shares Slipped 36% Under Ballmer's Reign

Microsoft Shares Slipped 36% Under Ballmer's Reign

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.

63% of the World's Top Brands Have Multiple Twitter Accounts

63% of the World's Top Brands Have Multiple Twitter Accounts

This chart illustrates how brands are increasingly adopting Twitter to get their message across.

Coca-Cola is the No. 1 Brand on Facebook

Coca-Cola is the No. 1 Brand on Facebook

This chart shows the 10 most talked-about brands on Facebook as of August 19, 2013.

Facebook is Still a Must for American Teens

Facebook is Still a Must for American Teens

This chart shows which social networks are the most popular ones among American teenagers.

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