Feb 22, 2024 | Social Media & User-Generated Content
Reddit: number of employees and unpaid moderators 2023
By the end of 2023, Reddit reported having 2,013 full-time employees, as well as around 60,000 volunteer moderators active on the platforms daily. Moderators are not employees of Reddit. After almost 20 years from its launch, Reddit filed its S-1 income registration statement on February 22, 2024. The online forum and news aggregator is preparing to go public with a recommended valuation of approximately five billion U.S. dollars, after generating around 800 million U.S. dollars in revenues in 2023.
Number of unicorns globally February 2024, by country
As of February 2024, the country with the most unicorns, or privately owned companies with a valuation of one billion U.S. dollars or more, was the United States. SpaceX, Stripe, and Databricks were the biggest of these American companies in terms of market valuation.
Global net sales of the leading 50 FMCG companies 2023
The ranking shows the leading FMCG companies worldwide in 2023, based on generated net sales. In that year, Unilever was ranked as the sixth largest consumer goods company worldwide with net sales of about 63.29 billion U.S. dollars.
The consumer goods industry
Consumer goods are goods which are intended for everyday private consumption. They are further classified as fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and slow moving consumer goods (SMCG). FMCG are goods with a lifespan shorter than a year. Popular categories include food and beverages, personal care and household products, clothing and apparel, tobacco, and pet food/pet care. These categories are bought quite frequently with recurring expenditure. In contrast to SMCG, the products tend to be sold high in volume, but low in cost. FMCG are also known as Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG).
The FMCG environment is highly competitive as FMCG companies are always on the hunt for the next great product discovery or innovation in order to meet consumer’s needs. Some of the leading key players of the FMCG environment include Nestlé, Procter & Gamble (P&G), Unilever, PepsiCo and the Coca-Cola Company. All of them operate internationally and have to try to meet country-specific requirements regarding product packaging and labeling. Their million dollar brands can be found in many household pantries. In order to keep consumers as regular buyers, CPG companies try to develop loyalty and trust towards their brands. Ariel, Gillette, Pampers and Pantene are considered to be among the most famous brands of P&G.
All-time top-grossing Disney movies in the U.S. & Canada as of 2024
As of February 2024, "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" (2015) remained the highest-grossing Disney movie of all time in Canada and the United States, having grossed almost 934 million U.S. dollars across the two countries - collectively known as the North American box office market. "Avengers: Endgame" (2019) and "Black Panther" (2018) followed with box office revenues of 858 million and 700 million dollars, respectively. Around that time, graphic novels and spin-offs were the top-grossing film source materials in the U.S. and Canada.
Disney in the North American movie market
The pandemic's impact on the cinema industry posed an unparalleled challenge for the studio's usually outstanding performance on the big screen. Disney's box office revenue in the U.S. and Canada skyrocketed by over 160 percent in 2021. Yet the result amounted to less than one-third of the 3.8-billion-dollar revenue recorded in 2019, before the coronavirus outbreak. Despite the struggle, the distributor was the leading film studio in the U.S. and Canada by box office revenue in 2021.
The 'Big Five' in Hollywood
With its performance in 2021, Disney alone accounted for a little more than one-quarter of the entire North American box office market. It was followed by Sony, Universal, Warner Bros., and Paramount, which, along with Disney, form the "Big Five." The term - known as "Big Six" before Disney bought 20th Century Fox in the late 2010s - refers to the top studios in the most influential movie market worldwide. The "Big Five" altogether held nearly 80 percent of the market share in the U.S. and Canada in 2021.
With a market share of almost 78 percent, Google was the most popular search engine in Japan in January 2024. It was followed by Yahoo! and Bing. Together these three services accounted for a market share of more than 98 percent.
This statistic depicts the average monthly salary of employees in Taiwan from 2000 to 2023. In 2023, the average monthly wage in Taiwan amounted to 58,545 New Taiwan dollars, up from 57,728 New Taiwan dollars in the previous year.
Number of Airbnb listings in selected European cities 2023
As of December, 2023, there were over 90 thousand listings for room and apartment rentals in London on the Airbnb website, the highest of any other major European city. Airbnb listings were also high in Paris, Rome and Madrid. Paris accounted for around 74 thousand listings, while Rome and Madrid had over 29 and 25 thousand, respectively.
Controversy of Airbnb in Europe
Airbnb has become an increasingly popular option for tourists looking for local accommodation. Visitors are attracted to using Airbnb properties instead of hotels and other traditional travel accommodation mainly due to cheaper prices, but also for the location, and to gain an authentic experience. However, the site is facing ongoing legal problems, with some destinations moving to ban or restrict rentals from the site due to them worsening housing problems and undermining hotel regulations. Many European cities, including Amsterdam and Paris, have placed limits on the length of rentals, and others such as Barcelona have introduced strict regulations for hosts.
The rise of Airbnb
Airbnb is one of the most successful companies in the global sharing economy. The company was founded in San Francisco, California in 2008, after being conceived by two entrepreneurs looking for a way to offset their high rental costs. Airbnb was developed as an online platform for hosts to rent out their properties on a short-term basis. It now competes with other online travel booking websites including Booking.com and Expedia.
In the fourth quarter of 2023, the quarterly gross domestic product of the United Kingdom was approximately 566.7 billion British pounds, compared with just under 568.6 billion pounds in the previous quarter.
Most valuable Latin American national football teams 2024
As of early 2024, Brazil had the most valuable national soccer team in Latin America, with a market value surpassing one billion euros. Following was the Argentine national soccer team. In 2023, the Argentine team was also considered to be the best soccer team worldwide.
Monthly share of mobile operating systems Australia 2023-2024
In 2023, the two smartphone operating systems with the largest market share in Australia were Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. As of January 2024, iOS held a 60 percent share of the mobile operating system market in Australia.
Smart phone hardware and users
It’s hardly surprising then, that Apple also had a share of over half of the device market in April 2019. By comparison Samsung, the leading Android device manufacturer, had a share of just over 20 percent. By comparison, other companies all had market shares of around one percent.
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