Share of Intel and AMD x86 computer CPUs worldwide 2012-2023, by quarter
In the fourth quarter of 2023, 61.1 percent of x86 computer processor or CPU tests recorded were from Intel processors, down from the higher percentage share seen in previous quarters, while 35.6 percent were AMD processors. When looking solely at laptop CPUs, Intel is the clear winner, accounting for 69.3 percent of laptop CPU test benchmark results in the third quarter of 2023.
Traditional x86 processors
The x86 is a family of instruction set architectures (ISA) for computer processors, otherwise known as central processing units (CPUs), which were initially developed by Intel. They refer to the way a CPU handles information, with x86 architecture of variable instruction lengths, and primarily of a complex instruction set computer (CISC) design. Although additions and developments to the x86 processor have taken place, backward compatibility has remained a key feature of the architecture; the newer x86 processors can run all the programs that older processors could run.
Apple Mac processors
The x86 processor is the predominant hardware platform for laptops, desktops, and servers globally. Both Windows and Mac laptops have used x86 chips; previously, Apple’s line of Mac products used PowerPC microprocessors, with the transition to Intel x86 architecture first acknowledged in 2005. The first generation of Intel-based Mac computers were released in January 2006, a partnership that continued through until 2020, where Apple announced the switch of the Mac line from Intel CPUs to Arm-based processors. The decision was made in order to standardize on one CPU architecture for all iPhone, iPad, and Mac products.
Worldwide box office revenue of concert movies as of November 2023
As of November 2023, "Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour" was the highest grossing concert movie released in theaters with a total global revenue of 246.37 million U.S. dollars. It surpasses "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never", released in 2011, currently in second position with a total box office revenue of 99 million U.S. dollars.
Revenue of the e-commerce industry in the U.S. 2018-2028
The revenue in the E-commerce market in the United States was forecast to continuously increase between 2023 and 2028 by in total 619.7 billion U.S. dollars (+67.75 percent). After the tenth consecutive increasing year, the indicator is estimated to reach 1.5 trillion U.S. dollars and therefore a new peak in 2028. Notably, the revenue of the E-commerce market was continuously increasing over the past years.
Market value of the largest gaming companies worldwide 2020-2023
(Formerly) indie gaming company Roblox Corporation started trading publicly on March 10, 2021 and closed its first day of trading activity with a market cap of over 37 billion U.S. dollars, ahead of several well-established industry heavyweights. After a significant decline throughout 2022 and 2023, Roblox Corporation was still ranked among the biggest gaming companies worldwide with a market cap of 23.65 billion U.S. dollars in November 2023.
A summer of litigation cause Activision Blizzard's value to drop and the company to be relegated to second place with a market cap of nearly 46.98 billion U.S. dollars in October 2021 before bouncing back to 67.06 billion U.S. dollars in April 2023. The company was purchased by Microsoft in January 2022 in one of the biggest video game acquisitions of all time. After months of negotiations with regulatory bodies around the word, the deal was finalized in October 2023 and the company was taken off the market.
Nvidia market revenue worldwide fiscal year 2022-2024, by quarter
In the third quarter of Nvidia's 2024 fiscal year, revenue rose by 34 percent from the previous quarter to 18.12 billion U.S. dollars. Nvidia's data center revenue, a segment that includes technologies that are being deployed for accelerated computing and generative AI applications, generated 14.51 billion U.S. dollars -up 41 percent from the last quarter and up 279 percent from a year ago.
Diesel fuel retail prices per month in the U.S. 2021-2023
In October 2023, one gallon of diesel cost an average of 4.507 U.S. dollars in the United States. That was a price decrease of 6 U.S. cents compared to the previous month.
Impact of Russia-Ukraine war and current events on diesel prices
Diesel prices have risen significantly due to supply constraints in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine war, followed by transportation issues due to low water levels on the Mississippi river. The West Texas Intermediate price also traded at decade highs as a result.
Diesel and gasoline price development
The usage of distillate fuel oil began in the 1930s, but until further development in the 1960s, diesel vehicles were mostly applied to commercial use only. In the U.S., diesel-powered cars remain a fairly small portion of the automobile market and diesel consumption is far lower than gasoline consumption. In general, gasoline also tends to be more widely available than diesel fuel and usually sells for a lower retail price. However, diesel engines have better fuel economy than gasoline engines, and as such tend to be used for large commercial vehicles.
Monthly active users of leading news apps in China 2023
Tencent News is the most popular news app in China with over 356 million monthly active users as of August 2023. ByteDance's Toutiao was the closest local rival with a user base of around 300 million.All other news apps had below 100 million monthly active users.
Indonesia: number of fixed broadband subscriptions 2000-2022
In 2022, there were about 13.4 million fixed broadband subscriptions registered in Indonesia. The number of fixed broadband subscriptions registered in Indonesia has been gradually increasing over the past two decades.
Central bank interest rates in the European Union 2022-2023, by country
Central bank interest rates increased in every European Union (EU) member state between January 2022 and November 2023, though most countries started to lower their rates towards the end of 2023. The rise in central bank interest rates is not a unique European tendency, as policy rates increased in other advanced and emerging economies as well.
The central bank of Hungary set the key interest rate to 13 percent on the 28th of September, making it the highest central bank interest rate in the EU as of September 2023. Despite two decreases in October and November 2023, Hungary's interest rate remained the highest, at 11.5 percent as of November 2023. Bulgaria had the lowest rate at 3.79 percent, although the rate was increased regularly after September 2022.
Why do central bank interest rates increase?
The central bank interest rate, or central bank policy rate, is the rate at which banks borrow from and lend to each other. It is set by central banks and used as a primary tool to maintain stability in a country's financial system. In times of inflation, higher interest rates are a policy response to rising inflation. Higher rates make borrowing more expensive and encourage saving. When debt is more expensive, this in turn can influence consumer demand for goods and services, as well as business investments. This can help slow down inflation when demand exceeds supply. This is why interest rates tend to move in the same direction as inflation, but with a short delay.
Inflation and interest rate in the United States
The monthly inflation rate in the United States started to increase drastically after May 2020, just a few months ahead of the sharp rise in the inflation rate in the EU, and it kept rising until June 2022. Despite rising inflation, the federal funds effective rate in the United States remained relatively low until February 2022. After February 2022, the federal funds effective rate increased sharply.
Number of visitors at Sydney Airport Australia Feb 2019-Oct 2023, by passenger type
In October 2023, Sydney Kingsford Smith International airport in Australia saw a total of almost 2.2 million domestic passengers pass through the airport. This was a reduction of around 14 percent on the total number of domestic passengers in the corresponding period of 2019, a change that continues to be influenced by the novel coronavirus outbreak that begun at the end of 2019 and subsequent travel restrictions from early February 2020 onwards.
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