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Which countries depend most on Libyan oil? | The Economist

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No wonder much of Europe’s governments are seriously alarmed at what’s happening in Libya.

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February 25, 2011 at 18:57

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StudiVZ who? Facebook reigns supreme in Germany

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The above chart says it all. After battling it out with local clone StudiVZ and the other social networks in the VZ networks group, Facebook has reigned supreme. Produced by Fitton & Maass Consulting, it shows that the U.S. social network has 64.4% of the market based on users who login at least once per week. StudiVZ claims just over 12% while the group as a whole sits at 32.7%. Thus Facebook continues to eat away at its local competitor’s market share. This, as Fitton & Maass points out, despite a German government minister warning the public not to use Facebook based on privacy concerns.

Written by nevilleh

February 21, 2011 at 15:10

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The Death Of The Music Industry | Chart of The Day

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[…] a stunning visualization of the collapse of the music industry from Bain. As you can see, the growth of digital sales is not doing enough to offset the death of the CD.

Written by nevilleh

February 17, 2011 at 11:42

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Who Likes What: Social Media By Demographic | KissMetrics

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Metrics for the US. Handy for those PowerPoint presentations.

Written by nevilleh

February 16, 2011 at 8:55

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Microsoft’s woes: It’s a Windows-eat-Windows world | Royal Pingdom

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Windows market share over time

[…] There are a couple things we’d like to point out here:

  • Look how Windows as a group (i.e. Windows 7 Vista XP) hasn’t gained any market share at all in the desktop OS space. That’s the blue line at the top.
  • Then look how Windows 7 and the combined Windows XP Vista lines mirror each other. One is increasing at the same pace the other is decreasing.

And that’s the really interesting part. Windows 7 may be a huge success and selling like crazy, but it isn’t growing the overall market share of Windows as you might have expected. It’s cannibalizing the other versions of Windows.

Written by nevilleh

February 11, 2011 at 10:07

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LinkedIn Identity: Use is Growing on B2B sites around the web [Infographic] | gigya

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Analysis and commentary – http://blog.gigya.com/linkedin-identity-use-is-growing-on-b2b-sites-around-th…

Metrics relate to LinkedIn users in the US.

Written by nevilleh

February 10, 2011 at 9:58

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The difference between the UK, Great Britain, and England [video] – Holy Kaw!

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Outstanding! And it takes an American to tell us 🙂 Is he accurate? I reckon so. Plus he tells it so well.

Via @stephenfry.

Written by nevilleh

February 2, 2011 at 9:56

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