Number of active apps from the Apple App Store 2008-2022
In March 2022, the App Store offered more than one million gaming apps. In contrast, the store had 3.79 million non-gaming apps available in the same period. During the first quarter of 2022, the number of mobile apps in the Apple App Store increased by 5.2 percent compared to the previous quarter.
Apple App Store
The Apple App Store opened on July 10, 2008 via an update to iTunes. This coincided with Apple’s launch of the second-generation iPhone 3G which supported mobile apps. Applications in the App Store are only available for iOS devices - the tech industry frequently refers to Apple's ecosystem of devices and operating systems as a "walled garden."
As of 2022, the most popular Apple App Store category was gaming with over 13.66 percent of apps being games. The second most popular app category was business, followed by education, and lifestyle apps. Mobile gaming apps usually generate the majority of their revenue through advertising and in-app purchases with only little more than a third of games being paid downloads. Popular gaming apps in the App Store include Clash Royale, Candy Crush Saga, casino games and Clash of Clans, the currently top grossing iOS game.
Monthly change in rental bookings through OTAs due to COVID-19 2020-2022
Short term rental bookings through Airbnb and Booking saw a decline that began towards the end of 2020. The travel and tourism industry was one of the worst hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, however, Airbnb did see a growth in bookings in January 2022 of 17 percent and in the same month Booking saw a decline of only 17 percent.
Which are the leading OTAs?
In recent years, the travel industry’s online presence has grown considerably, and travelers are now able to book trips themselves online through OTAs. The leading OTAs worldwide by revenue included Booking, Expedia, Airbnb, and Trip.com. Airbnb in particular has grown rapidly in recent years. In 2021, Airbnb’s revenue worldwide was nearly six billion U.S. dollars.
How did COVID-19 impact travel and OTAs?
In addition to the reduction in bookings experienced by leading OTAs in 2020 due to COVID-19, the travel industry as a whole was also forecasted to suffer a considerable decrease in revenue. As many countries enacted stay at home orders and travel restrictions, the change in revenue in the travel and tourism industry worldwide due to COVID-19 led to a decrease of over 40 percent from original forecasts for 2020’s revenue.
In 2022, Argentina was expected to be the fastest growing digital advertising market in the world, with an annual growth rate of 64 percent. Colombia followed with a growth rate of 44 percent, while Peru rounded out the top three with 36 percent.
Terra LUNA/USD price history up until May 17, 2022
In May 2022, the value of a single LUNA declined by over 50 percent per day, as prices fell significantly from one day to the next. This is a significant difference from earlier in the year, when the price of the Luna token within the Terra network grew by roughly 100 percent between January and March 2022. This popularity was reflected in a ranking covering the world's most traded cryptocurrencies - where the relatively young crypto shows in the top 10. The popularity of Terra and its cryptocurrencies LUNA and UST (TerraUSD) comes from its role in crypto lending and the interest rates promised by lending platform Anchor Protocol, a platform built off the Terra network.
Most in-demand digital original shows in the U.S. April 2022
Netflix show "Stranger Things" was the most in-demand digital original show in the United States, with an expression approximately 50.5 times higher than the average title from April 8 to 13, 2022. In second place was "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds," broadcast on Paramount+, with a difference from the average market of around 35.2 times.
In April 2022, New Mexico had the highest unemployment rate of any state in the United States at 5.3 percent. The District of Columbia however, had an unemployment rate of 5.8 percent during the same time period.
Unemployment in the U.S.
A person is considered unemployed if they have no job and are currently looking for a job and available to work. The unemployment rate in the United States varies across states. Nation-wide unemployment was 3.6 percent as of April 2022. Unemployment can be affected by various factors including economic conditions and global competition. During economic prosperity, unemployment rates generally decrease and during times of recession, rates increase. Many Americans believe that job creation should be one of the most important priorities set by the government. Since 1990, the country’s unemployment rate reached a low of 3.7 percent in 2019, and went up to 5.3 percent in 2021. It has been argued that the definition of unemployment is too narrow and does not include some groups of people, such as the “underemployed” and the “hidden unemployed.”
Visitors to most popular online retailers in Japan 2022
As of May 2022, Amazon Japan's e-commerce website was the leading online retailer in Japan, with more than 567 million visitors. The subsidiary of the American technology company competes in the Japanese e-commerce market against the major business-to-consumer (B2C) retailers Rakuten and Yahoo Japan.
Average annual salary of an employee in China 2011-2021
In 2021, an employee working for a non-private company or organization in urban areas of China earned around 106,800 yuan annually on average. That year, the year-on-year growth rate of the average salary ranged at 9.7 percent nominally and 8.6 percent real.
Regional differences in salary levels
Salary levels in urban China have seen a significant rise between 2011 and 2021. During that period, average annual salaries of employees in non-private urban units have grown from 41,799 to 106,837 yuan per year. Yet as of 2021, large income disparities still existed between different regions in China. While employees in Beijing enjoyed the highest annual salaries on average, Henan province and Heilongjiang province in central and northeastern China displayed the lowest average annual salaries. Regions with lower income levels are mainly located in central China or in the former centers of steel and heavy industry in Northeast China, whereas the coastal regions and municipalities in general still provide comparatively higher salaries.
Occupational salary differences
Moreover, a considerable salary discrepancy exists between different occupational groups in China. As of 2021, people working in IT services were atop the list earning about 201,500 yuan per year on average, whereas people in the education sector reached approximately 111,400 yuan. Agricultural industries ranked at the lower end with an average annual salary of around 53,800 yuan in 2021.
Manchester United are currently the record title winners in the English top flight having won the division a total of 20 times since 1889. Most of these wins came after the inception of the Premier League at the start of the 1992/93 season under the leadership of manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Indeed, United’s most recent title came in the 2012-13 season, which was Ferguson's final season of management before his retirement. Since his retirement, city rivals Manchester City have lifted the trophy four times, including during the most recent 2020-21 season.
Power of the Premier League
The Premier League is undoubtedly one of the biggest soccer leagues in the world and is followed by fans from across the globe. As a result, the average attendance of the Premier League has reached a record high of almost 40 thousand fans in the stadium per game after bouncing back from COVID-19 restrictions. The broadcasting payments split among all clubs amounted to almost over 2.5 billion British pounds in the 2020/21 season, showing a 150 percent increase in eight years.
Arsenal and Liverpool - kings of the cup
While Manchester United lead the way in terms of league titles, it is their historic rivals Liverpool FC and their city rivals Manchester City who have claimed the most Football League Cup trophies. Both teams have lifted the cup a total of eight times, with Liverpool most recently lifting the trophy back in 2003. The other domestic trophy that is up for grabs each year is the FA Cup, the world's oldest club soccer competition. Arsenal FC have a record 13 FA Cup wins to their name, with the club's most recent title coming in 2017. Hot on Arsenal’s heels is Manchester United, whose 2016 victory marked their 12th victory in the cup.
Weekly average road fuel prices in the United Kingdom 2022
On May 16, 2022, ultra low sulfur unleaded petrol rose to 165.09 pence per liter, while ultra low sulfur diesel increased to 179.67 pence per liter. Road fuel prices had grown over the previous weeks, reaching their peak on March 21 and May 16, and are tipped to hike further as the Russian invasion in Ukraine creates uncertainty on the market. With a negative crude oil and natural gas liquids trade balance the past years, the UK depends in part on crude oil imports originating in Russia, which reached nearly 4,000 metric tons in 2020.
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