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Microsoft confirms ‘millions’ using the Windows 8 release preview, details coming RTM updates

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Today Microsoft confirmed what many assumed, that there are millions of users of the Windows 8 release preview. Previously, the company had made it public that ‘hundreds of thousands’ were using its Mail app on a daily basis. TNW posited that the statistic implied a userbase in the millions. We were...
Microsoft confirms ‘millions’ using the Windows 8 release preview, details coming RTM updates

Yes, people still read: e-book sales by UK publishers grew 54 percent in 2011

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All hail the e-book! Seriously, if it weren't for this marvelous literary development, try saying with a straight face that you wouldn't at least take pause before adding a new title to your collection. Numbers are in from The Publisher's Association -- a group of 120 companies across the...
Yes, people still read: e-book sales by UK publishers grew 54 percent in 2011

Andrew Mason’s First Earnings Call: “Stop Sending Me Pole-Dancing Deals”

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Groupon CEO Andrew Mason just finished his first post-IPO earnings calls with Wall Street analysts. (We covered it live and looked at the numbers). “We believe we are on the cusp of a sea change” in behavior, he noted. “We’re about to see what technology can do for local commerce.”...
Andrew Mason’s First Earnings Call: “Stop Sending Me Pole-Dancing Deals”

SAY Media Has A New Way To Measure Online Ads: “Cost Per Exposure”

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Back in February, comScore released a statistic that was probably pretty discouraging if you’re an online advertiser: In a study, it found that 31 percent of ads delivered were never actually seen by consumers. If you’re paying by the ad impression, that’s a lot of wasted money. Now online publishing...
SAY Media Has A New Way To Measure Online Ads: “Cost Per Exposure”

Re-energised MySpace just grabbed 1 million new users. Should Spotify be worried?

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Last month we took a look at how how many unique visitors social networks receive, and we came across the surprising statistic that MySpace gets more hits than either Google+, Tumblr and Pinterest. A new report from The New York Times shows that, not only is MySpace holding its ground...
Re-energised MySpace just grabbed 1 million new users. Should Spotify be worried?

Cisco: mobile connections will hit 10 billion by 2016, helped by tablet boom

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That Cisco's always been prescient. Three years ago, the networking giant predicted a 66-fold increase in worldwide mobile data traffic -- a surge that was expected to dovetail with the spread of 4G networks. With us so far? Sounds pretty obvious sensible, right? Well, the company's got more wisdom...
Cisco: mobile connections will hit 10 billion by 2016, helped by tablet boom

Top Trends of 2012: Video on Tablets

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One in every ten tablet users views video content almost daily on their device, according to a new report by comScore. The study also found that tablet users are nearly three times more likely to watch video on their device compared to smartphone users. Nearly one in four smartphone owners...
Top Trends of 2012: Video on Tablets

Who’d have thought? ‘Tumblr’ to soon overtake ‘blog’ on Google searches

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Tumblr is on the cusp of doing something quite incredible. Google searches mentioning the service are poised to surpass searches for ‘blog’ by the end of the year, showing that the New York-based company has truly established itself as the Web’s most popular blogging platform. Comparing the two terms, ‘blog’ is...
Who’d have thought? ‘Tumblr’ to soon overtake ‘blog’ on Google searches

NEC's LaVie Z Ultrabook has definitely lost weight: just 875 grams and priced from $1,600 in Japan

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No one complained when we reported NEC's initial claimed weight of 999 grams (2.2 pounds) for its LaVie Z Ultrabook, but it turns out that statistic is brutally unfair. The 13.3-inch laptop actually tips the scales at just 875 grams (1.9 pounds) thanks to the magnesium lithium alloy used...
NEC's LaVie Z Ultrabook has definitely lost weight: just 875 grams and priced from $1,600 in Japan

94% of U.S. Wineries Are On Facebook, 73% on Twitter

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94% of American wineries surveyed by ABLE Social Media Marketing are on Facebook and 73% are on Twitter. The study, done in December 2011, shows that American wineries are active in social media and that it's producing results. 47% of US wineries said that Facebook helps them generate sales (72%...
94% of U.S. Wineries Are On Facebook, 73% on Twitter

Facebook reveals it has 58M mobile-only users per month…its post-PC world is still emerging

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Facebook’s initial s-1 filing came out with a series of interesting facts, figures and details — such as its approach to China — and, with the company continuing to update the documentation as necessary, so more tidbits are coming to the surface. Now its newly updated filing, via Inside Facebook, raises a topic...
Facebook reveals it has 58M mobile-only users per month…its post-PC world is still emerging

Pinterest Will Boost Your Referral Traffic, But Can It Boost Sales?

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Here’s a statistic that may make you do a double take: Pinterest (which is still in beta) sends more referral traffic than Twitter despite having a user base only seven percent as large as the microblogging service's numbers. That was one of the findings in a study released last Wednesday...
Pinterest Will Boost Your Referral Traffic, But Can It Boost Sales?

Android hits 900k activations per day

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Apple’s on tap to reveal the details about its next smartphone operating system, but there’s some new buzz about its main competitor. Google’s Android platform sees 900,000 activations a day, according to a tweet from Android head Andy Rubin. The statistic, of course, doesn’t distinguish between smartphones and tablets, so...
Android hits 900k activations per day

Verizon’s first-quarter iPhone sales reach 3.2 million units as iPhone 4S launch demand subsides

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US mobile operator Verizon revealed today that it sold 3.2 million iPhones in its first financial quarter, helping to contribute towards a strong financial period where it posted $3.91 billion in net income compared to $3.26 billion a year previous. The statistic was divulged during the company’s financial earnings call, where...
Verizon’s first-quarter iPhone sales reach 3.2 million units as iPhone 4S launch demand subsides

IE9 more popular on weekends than weeknights, breaking with IE’s long-held usage patterns

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According to StatCounter’s collected browser usage data, Internet Explorer 9 is an anomaly among its franchise brethren: IE9 is more popular on weekends than on weeknights. For some time, the rule was simple: people used Internet Explorer at work, as they had to, but at home they used Firefox and other alternatives (this...
IE9 more popular on weekends than weeknights, breaking with IE’s long-held usage patterns

Everything That Happens In One Day On The Internet

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Our world increasingly revolves around blog posts, emails, and status updates. The folks at mbaonline provide a snapshot of what happens in one day on the Internet. Take a look at the startling numbers below:  Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »See Also:Internet...
Everything That Happens In One Day On The Internet

Conductor Is Still Making Money From SEO — Almost $10M, In Fact

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Seth Besmertnik, co-founder and CEO of startup Conductor, admits that Web search isn’t that “sexy” anymore — hell, by slapping a +1 button on everything, Google itself seems more excited about social than search. But Besmertnik says he’s still building a big business focused on search engine optimization (SEO). Specifically,...
Conductor Is Still Making Money From SEO — Almost $10M, In Fact

How Fast Is Your Cloud?

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The French-based company Cedexis has come up with a Cloud Performance Index. It's an interesting way to measure the performance of your content delivery network or cloud-based provider, and a useful way to determine which provider you should use - or even which part of the planet you should...
How Fast Is Your Cloud?

News providers should not like Facebook all the time

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Social network sites may drive a lot of traffic to websites such as guardian.co.uk but they act in their own best interestThis week's most stunning statistic: In a few days in February, Facebook drove more traffic to the Guardian website than Google. This fact was proffered (I couldn't bring myself...
News providers should not like Facebook all the time
Everyone loves mid-rolls, at least more than pre-rolls
Backpage.com and the prostitution law that could take down Twitter, YouTube, and Wikipedia

Chinese payment giant Alipay takes off on mobile: passes 30 million downloads, sees 60,000 daily activations

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Popular Chinese Web payment platform Alipay has announced that its mobile apps have passed 30 million downloads with 60,000 new activations taking place per day, according to a Donews report [Chinese] cited by Penn Olson. Equally as impressive is the fact that the revenue generated from the apps has increased six-fold...
Chinese payment giant Alipay takes off on mobile: passes 30 million downloads, sees 60,000 daily activations

The surveillance state: growing under a coalition that pledged to reverse it | James Ball

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Proposals for real-time monitoring of email and social media show the government has caved in to the security servicesIf the government were to suggest monitoring every building that each person in the UK visits, and making a note of every conversation they had, the policy would be seen as electoral...
The surveillance state: growing under a coalition that pledged to reverse it | James Ball

Google: We provided $80bn of US economic activity with our search and advertising tools in 2011

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“Ninety-seven percent of Americans are looking online for local goods and services using their computers and mobile devices,” says Margo Georgiadis, VP of Americas Sales at Google. Whilst the accuracy of that statistic is up for debate, given that Internet penetration is thought to be less than 80% in the...
Google: We provided $80bn of US economic activity with our search and advertising tools in 2011

Airbnb has booked 10M guest nights, with 5.6M of them booked outside of the United States

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Before Airbnb, the idea of renting out a room in your home to a complete stranger seemed absolutely absurd. To some, it still is. However, there’s no denying that the service has taken off and is becoming a true mainstream alternative to staying in a hotel for some. Today, the...
Airbnb has booked 10M guest nights, with 5.6M of them booked outside of the United States

Time to redefine “innovation”

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Innovation, the buzzword, is being overused so much it’s starting to mean nothing. Innovation, the practice, is simply changing. Here’s how. By Doreen Lorenzo, president, frog FORTUNE — Despite the many case studies and op-eds you might read on the importance of “innovation” as a strategy, in real life many...
Time to redefine “innovation”

Since Tumblr integrated with Open Graph last month, traffic from Facebook is up 2.5x

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Since Tumblr integrated with Open Graph last month, its referral traffic from Facebook has grown by more than 2.5x, according to Jeff Sherlock of Facebook’s Developer Blog. This statistic makes one thing clear: the social giant really does drives some serious traffic for nearly everyone that’s integrated with its Open Graph so far, even though these...
Since Tumblr integrated with Open Graph last month, traffic from Facebook is up 2.5x

Which Facebook apps are people really using?

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User engagement can be a very slippery statistic. Although sites and apps like to talk about how fast their unique visitors are growing, it’s more important to know how many of those users are actually using the site regularly. Using AppData, which measures the usership of Facebook apps through the...
Which Facebook apps are people really using?
Facebook Ad Partner Experian Launches New Platform For Timeline, Sponsored Stories

Here's The Research Report That Inspired Salesforce.com To Drop $700 Million On Buddy Media (CRM)

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Buddy Media CEO Mike Lazerow is worth maybe a hundred million dollars more today than he was two weeks ago. You'll never believe whom he has to thank. During a conference call to announce that Salesforce.com has acquired Facebook marketing company Buddy Media for ~$700 million, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff...
Here's The Research Report That Inspired Salesforce.com To Drop $700 Million On Buddy Media (CRM)
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