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thenextweb:

We already reported usage was off to a very strong start, but Localytics says the new iPad is now up nearly 50 percent compared to its launch-week share. (via New iPad Overtakes ‘Old’ iPad In The US: Report)

Posted at 1:46pm and tagged with: trends, tablet, technology, tech,.

thenextweb:

We already reported usage was off to a very strong start, but Localytics says the new iPad is now up nearly 50 percent compared to its launch-week share. (via New iPad Overtakes ‘Old’ iPad In The US: Report)

digithoughts:

PC market overview for Q1-2012

The iPad single handedly holds 11% of the PC market. Not too shabby.

Highlights:

Windows: 78%

iOS (iPad): 11%

OS X: 3.7%

Android and others: 7.3%

Posted at 10:04am and tagged with: trends, tech, technology, tablets, disruption,.

digithoughts:

PC market overview for Q1-2012
The iPad single handedly holds 11% of the PC market. Not too shabby.
Highlights:
Windows: 78%
iOS (iPad): 11%
OS X: 3.7%
Android and others: 7.3%

smarterplanet:

Mobile Web browsing continues to take off, with smartphones and tablets accounting for 20 percent of Web traffic in the U.S. and Canada, according to a new report.

The analysis, from online advertising network Chitika, finds that those stodgy old PCs still produce just under 80 percent of Web traffic, with smartphones accounting for 14.6 percent and tablets making up 5.6 percent.

Other findings of note, Windows Phone now accounts for a third as much traffic as BlackBerry devices. Undoubtedly its market share is far less than that, but its more powerful browser and larger screen likely make it more conducive to Web surfing.

Also, as it has seen in the past, Chitika said that tablet and mobile phone Internet usage peak in the evening hours. That’s when people leave their computers for a bit and pretend to have a real life, while nonetheless staring at their phones or sitting on the couch watching TV and simultaneously pawing an iPad.

Posted at 12:24pm and tagged with: mobile, trends, tech, technology, USA,.

Foreign E-Book Sales Increase 333% For U.S. Publishers in 2011

Sales of e-books by U.S. publishers to readers in other countries increased to $21.5 million in 2011 from $4.9 million in 2010, a 333% increase, according to a report released today from the Association of American Publishers. At the same time, print sales by U.S. publishers for foreign readers increased by 2.3% to $335.9 million. While growing significantly faster than print, e-book sales only accounted for 6% of overall sales.


Paul Higgins: I am surprised that is so low (given my purchases) - I wonder do they include Amazon US figures where those are sold to overseas or are they US sales?


Full Story: Digital Book World

Posted at 3:33pm and tagged with: USA, ebooks, publishing, trends, tech, technology,.

Foreign E-Book Sales Increase 333% For U.S. Publishers in 2011


Sales of e-books by U.S. publishers to readers in other countries increased to $21.5 million in 2011 from $4.9 million in 2010, a 333% increase, according to a report released today from the Association of American Publishers. At the same time, print sales by U.S. publishers for foreign readers increased by 2.3% to $335.9 million. While growing significantly faster than print, e-book sales only accounted for 6% of overall sales.

Paul Higgins: I am surprised that is so low (given my purchases) - I wonder do they include Amazon US figures where those are sold to overseas or are they US sales?

Full Story: Digital Book World

courtenaybird:

YouTube’s Big Transition: Moving From Amateur to Professional Era of Online Video

Another concern for YouTube is that its video views have decreased every month this year. After a record traffic year in 2011 and an all-time peak of 21.8 billion video views served in January, monthly views started to go backwards. In February, it was 18.5B views, March 16.5B and April 15.6B. 

Posted at 1:49pm and tagged with: tech, technology, trends, attention,.

courtenaybird:

YouTube’s Big Transition: Moving From Amateur to Professional Era of Online Video

Another concern for YouTube is that its video views have decreased every month this year. After a record traffic year in 2011 and an all-time peak of 21.8 billion video views served in January, monthly views started to go backwards. In February, it was 18.5B views, March 16.5B and April 15.6B. 

The Charts TED Doesn’t Want to Share
—By Dave Gilson, motherjones.com

If you want to learn about top­ics like cli­mate change, sex slav­ery, glob­al pover­ty, or solv­ing the world’s prob­lems with video games, there’s a TED talk for you. But income inequal­i­ty in the Unit­ed States? Keep look­ing. Nation­al…

Posted at 7:21pm and tagged with: economic, trends, USA, inequality,.


The Charts TED Doesn’t Want to Share —By Dave Gilson, motherjones.com
If you want to learn about top­ics like cli­mate change, sex slav­ery, glob­al pover­ty, or solv­ing the world’s prob­lems with video games, there’s a TED talk for you. But income inequal­i­ty in the Unit­ed States? Keep look­ing. Nation­al…

thenextweb:

The rise in app installations per device corresponds with the amount of time people are spending on apps vs. perusing the mobile Web, with Nielsen reporting that users are consuming 8% more time on native Android and iOS applications than this time last year. (via US Smartphones Have an Average of 41 Apps Installed)

Posted at 5:31pm and tagged with: tech, technology, applications, smartphones, attention, trends, tablets,.

thenextweb:

The rise in app installations per device corresponds with the amount of time people are spending on apps vs. perusing the mobile Web, with Nielsen reporting that users are consuming 8% more time on native Android and iOS applications than this time last year. (via US Smartphones Have an Average of 41 Apps Installed)