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Facebook Sees 116 Million Olympic-Themed Communications

The Olympics are over, and we can say, without a doubt, that this year was the first true “social media games.” And unprecedented amount of people took to social networks to not only discuss the action, but to follow athletes and get up-to-the-minute results that they weren’t able to find through traditional TV broadcasts. Today, Facebook has released their stats …

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Spotify Has 15 Million Active Users, 4 Million Of Which Pay For It

If you actively use Spotify for your streaming music needs, you’re one of a growing number. According to Spotify’s CCO Ken Parks, who recently spoke at London’s Global Business Summit on Creative Content, the service currently boasts 15 million active users. Of those 15 million users, 4 million (a little over one-quarter) have a paid subscription. It’s been just over …

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Facebook’s Dominance Makes For A Big, Blue World

Although Facebook’s foray into the public market has left many with quite the bitter taste in their mouth, the company can take comfort in the fact that at least for now, they are without question dominating the world’s social media market. Vincenzo Cosenza has just put out the June version of his “World Map of Social Networks,” (he does two …

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Your Grandma Isn’t the Only Grandma on Facebook

Sure, to the younger users who poke fun at their grandparents (and parents, in some cases) for their often confusing interactions and general lack of understanding, it may seem like Facebook is no country for old (wo)men. As Facebook continues to add additional layers of features to the site like Timeline and Open Graph apps, one wonders how a population …

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Japan Could Be The Next Big Facebook Market

In 2010, Japan’s population was a little over 128 million people, according to census data. But only 4.68 million people in the country were on Facebook – a paltry percent that shows the worldwide giant which boasts 900+ users has a lot of work to do to penetrate what could be a lucrative market. Now, it appears that things may …

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Facebook Now Boasts 901 Million Users

It’s not like we were unaware that Facebook was approaching 1 billion monthly active users. In their original S-1 filing at the beginning of February, they told us that they had 845 million MAUs, which obviously makes it the biggest social network in the world. But today they updated their S-1, and in it are some stats about where they’ve …

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Could Your Daily Commute Be Killing You?

Nobody likes the drive to work. Every day millions of people wait through seemingly endless traffic, and what is the reward? Another day at work. The average person spends 38 minutes a day in the car getting to and from work. That’s 165 hours a year, of your life, wasted away behind the wheel. And look at what it’s doing …

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Want A Good Drinking Buddy? Move To The Czech Republic

Anyone need a beer? If you’re reading this from the Czech Republic, there’s a good chance that you don’t need one because you already have one. That’s because they lead the world in annual beer consumption per capita, with a whopping 158.6 Liters per person. That’s just shy of 42 gallons, if it’s easier to visualize that way. The Czech …

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Gmail Meter Tracks Your Email Statistics

If you’ve ever been curious about how you use Gmail, statistically, on a monthly basis – today is your lucky day. Google has just posted about Gmail Meter on the Gmail blog, a Google Apps Script designed to give users more insight on everything email. We’re talking word count, category distribution, traffic, and more. Last month, Google unveiled Account Activity, …

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Kentucky Beats Kansas: On The Court And On Twitter

On Monday night, the University of Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Kansas Jayhawks to clinch their 8th NCAA Tournament title. Kansas put together a nice little run at the end of the game to make it closer, but Kentucky simply dominated throughout. Superstar and future #1 NBA draft pick Anthony Davis let his presence be known with a commanding defensive performance …

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Twitter Turns Six, Claims 140 Million Active Users

At 12:50 pm on March 21st, 2006, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out the first ever tweet. It said “just setting up my twttr.” Now, six years later, Twitter is an indelible part of millions of people’s lives. That’s right, today is Twitters 6th birthday. It’s reading Berenstain Bears books, starting to get a little more coordinated with sports, and …

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Gamers Spend $2.3 Billion on Virtual Goods

According to a recent study by PlaySpan, over one in four consumers spent money on virtual goods in 2011, with gamers spending an average of $64 a year. These figures represent a 100% increase from 2009. The rise in consumers helped make virtual goods a $2.3 Billion industry last year. “Consumer acceptance of virtual goods represents a huge growth opportunity, …

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