Internet addiction is real. 60% of people can’t go without WiFi access for more than a day.
As enterprises generate increasingly larger mountains of data, they often turn to powerful software to make sense of it all. But big data tools aren’t always enough; some tasks require actual human input.
The U.S. hosts nearly half of the world’s 100,000 most-visited websites, but do you know which city leads the pack?
By comparison, Ralph Lauren (the brand) CEO Ralph Lauren pulls in a relatively paltry $66.6 million — how will we buy that small European nation now, darling? — and third-place finisher Michael D. Fascitelli of the Vornado Realty Trust banked $64.4 million.
More than half of us say we can’t remember all our passwords. Which makes sense, given that almost a third of all companies require their employees to remember six or more of them.
Over 500,000 magazines have been created since Flipboard debuted their new edition two weeks ago.
Editor’s Pick SumAll forms a foundation to channel its resources, expertise, and equity towards addressing global issues.
What are Europe’s hottest startup hubs? The Europas European startup awards take place in Berlin next week and I took a look at the nominatation data to find out.
2012 may not mark the end of the world, but it may signal a nasty end to the perhaps not great — but also not terrible — economic malaise of the United States.
Even when a service is up 99.5 percent of the time — which might sound pretty good to non-developers — it’s down almost 44 hours in a year.
Quick trivia question: Which U.S city hosts the most of the world’s million most-visited websites?
Tomorrow Americans will vote for a president, new or continuing. Social media users, however, have already decided who has won — at least in their tweets, shares, and likes.
Is email killing teamwork?
Last month super-angel Dave McClure told me that one of his hottest areas of investment was education. McClure and 500 Startups are mostly investing in informal education, but all of education is ripe for disruption, as Codeacademy, Khan Academy, and MIT OpenCourseware are teaching us.
iDevices make people crazy, apparently.
That’s the only explanation I can think why 40 percent of consumers would rather get in a fender-bender than accidentally destroy their iPad. Or why a third would rather have a root canal, and 16 crazy percent would rather break their nose.
My blissful dreams of robot-aided leisure colossal couch-potato-dom were brutally crushed, alas, under the harsh realities of early adopterhood.
As 2012 has so far shown the security breach situation isn’t getting any better.
A decade — 10 years. Doesn’t sound like much, right?
But a decade ago, the big social networking story was Friendster with a whopping 3 million users. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer had 95 percent market share. And less than 600 million people were online globally … fewer than Facebook users alone in 2012.
London 2012 starts today, and many of us will be glued to screens both large and small for the next 16 days. But while we’re watching, we’re probably also tweeting: cheering our teams and our stars.
The who, what, when, where, and why as it relates to players spending money on Facebook games.
8 billion fish caught, a player dying every 27 seconds, 58,000 times more gold than Fort Knox…check out this fascinating infographic for RuneScape, holder of the Guinness World Record for the most popular free-to-play massively multiplayer online game.
The U.S. Census Bureau has released an infographic in honor of Independence Day. The interesting part from a Silicon Valley perspective? The technology used to collect and analyze the data.
Turkey’s gaming presence is on the rise for the year 2012, as a Newzoo survey infographic shows an estimated $450 million gaming market for the country full of dedicated massively multiplayer and social gamers.
This infographic shows us that sales of physical copies of games at retail have been consistently decreasing since 2008, while the percentage of digital copies among all titles sold is increasing.
Politics happens online as much as off these days, and the US presidential race is no different. So who’s winning?
Buried in Facebook’s 21,890 word registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are a ton of new facts and figures about the social media company. Since there’s a larger-than-usual amount of buzz surrounding Facebook upcoming initial public offering, one of the best ways to cut through the noise is to look at the numbers.
Guest Post Business is so easy, even a caveman could do it – and he did. What was once the business of surviving has evolved over the years, but with one underlying similarity – the best will outlast the rest. The infographic below demonstrates significant eras of business by reintroducing prominent characters throughout history, a skill set for the time, and tools used and created to get the job done. As you journey through the prehistoric man, the medieval knight, and the poet of the renaissance, you may find yourself looking toward the future, and what we have contributed.
When it comes to significant events that are shared across the country (and sometimes the world), Twitter is getting increasingly good at making sense of the real-time data collected from tweets. Take for example last night’s State of the Union address, which racked up 766,681 tweets during the full 95-minute event.
Apple recently announced a handful of new initiatives focused on making digital books more accessible in the classroom.
You’re likely a little sick of hearing about SOPA by now. I know I’m sure as hell tired of writing about it. But yesterday, everyone from Google to Wikipedia protested the highly controversial bill, commonly resulting in a blackout of sites frequented daily by millions of users all around the world. It doesn’t matter how big of a rock you live under; if you didn’t know about SOPA before, you know about it now. I spent an hour last night in my bedroom talking about SOPA to Fiorello LaGuardia and he’s been dead for sixty years.