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Apple

Apple Has 500,000 Approved iOS Apps in Just 3 Years [INFOGRAPHIC]

Despite of intense pressure and competition from Android, Apple’s iOS is constantly adding numerous features in its crown. Latest, Apple’s App store has reached to 500,000 approved unique apps for iPad and iPhone users. Though, the numbers of official apps which are available on App store are considerably lower than half a million but a hard-count will settle down little more than 500,000 apps. It’s been just three months Apple celebrated 10 billionth app download.

This difference can be justified against few apps which has either been rendered or pulled obsolete. However, many Apple’s apps contributors have decided to celebrate this event gorgeously. Three major app development companies of iOS platform – game maker Chillingo, app search engine Chomp and app blog 148apps- have created an infographic which highlights some of the interesting and important aspect of iOS app ecosystem.

The numbers presented by them are indeed much interesting especially when we evaluate these figures against the fact that it been just three years when Apple launched its App store.

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Social News

Linkedin’s $8B IPO: No Million to Billions in 9 Years [INFOGRAPHIC]

LinkedIn, the professional social network titan, has recently started trading its shares in open market. With in no time company’s valuation increased by four-folds than pre-IPO valuation. As per latest and last update, company’s shares were trading at little over than $92 per share at NYSE with overall valuation worth $8 billion.

LinkedIn success is not a result of over-night or over-hyped setup. Founded in 2003, company’s five co-founders – Reid Hoffman (CEO), Allen Blue, Konstantin, Eric Ly and Jean-Luc – were determined to set up an ecosystem designed for corporate and professionals. Today, after 8 years of incorporation, company has more than 100 million users, spanning more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

With more than 1000 employees across the globe and $161 million as revenue by September last year, LinkedIn has covered many milestones before it went for IPO. Though, the debate has already been triggered whether company has been over valued or it’s just an impact of pre-crash bubble.

Here is an interesting infographic, by Creditscore, which showcases company’s road to IPO from the beginning. Indeed it’s an informative presentation of all major milestones and achievements LinkedIn gone though in last 8 years.

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Social News

Geosocial Universe: Which Social Planet Rules Your Network ?

Mobile era is passing through its best – possibly – timelines and every Industry has significant share of mobile aspects no matter whether its social media, Internet, communication or Data exchange. Users of such services are becoming more specific to their needs and usage. Consequently, Geosocial networking has emerged as huge trend and growing further at an agitated pace.

To understand the impact of Geosocial on various network till a greater extent, Jesse Thomas, founder and CEO of JESS3, a creative agency known for its data visualization, has created a range of fantastic infographics.

Jesse says “Geosocial is huge trend that continues to entertain us all. As we all know, things change incredibly quickly in the world of the internet, so we decided to update our infographic The Geosocial Universe a few months short of the one year anniversary of its first iteration. Once again, we look to answer the question: Who is the biggest player in the location-based landscape?”

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Some of the highlights of Jesse finding are quite interesting: Facebook has been placed at second position with 629 million users (really !), out of which 250 million users access the network through mobile devices. Interestingly, it’s Skype which leads the way with 663 million accounts. (Have figures been inter exchanged – Facebook counted 665 million users by March 2011).

Twitter is positioned at number five with 200 million users – again discrepancy of 100 million – of which 80 million users are active through mobile devices.

In Email service, Hotmail has emerged as clear champion, beating Yahoo! Mail and Gmail which have been positioned at number five and seven.

Surprisingly, MySpace is looking to get caught by Yelp soon as the first one is on constant decline while another on progression path.

Overall, the Geosocial Universe is made up of 5.3 billion mobile devices, which (excluding cross-platform use and drug dealers) isn’t far off one for every person on the planet, and when you start to think about it, really quite overwhelming.

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Smartphones

Can RIM Ever Win The Mobile War Against Android and Apple [INFOGRAPHIC]

Indeed, RIM’s Blackberry mobile devices have taken the complete control over the corporate users. No matter what market pundits (and myself) speculate or reports expose the downfall of market share, RIM is still one of the most obvious choice for enterprise users. Credit goes to company’s device-to-device encrypted messaging technology and secure communication gateway.

Though, the same security barricades are becoming troublesome for many countries and governments are trying their level best to gain control over that, RIM still enjoying the commitment from its enterprise users who are bound with the company for the same security measures.

However, RIM shows no sign of compromise with its security and has emerged as the only company which maintains its 3% market share in last two years. Company also recorded additional 2.7 million handset sales in first quarter of this year, compare to same duration last year.

Here is an interesting infographic from geekaphone who has showcased the biography of RIM and competitive analysis between RIM and competitors in mobile space. Interestingly, the infographic seems to be lean more towards RIM. All-n-all an interesting and informative infographic on RIM after this break.

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Twitter

Is Twitter An Effective Learning Tool For Students? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The long time debate over Twitter’s harness with students is still nurturing. Many have positioned ‘Twitter excessive use’ as career wrecker for students but many others also consider it a handy tool for improved performance and a great learning tool – if used in proper way.

In the same row, here is an interesting infogaphic which is an effort to find out the real impact of Twitter on students. This eye-opener infographic, done by Master Degree Online, is based on the study which was done with the help of 125 students.

The synopsis of this infographic places students in a well control way with the help of Twitter. The group of students who were chosen to use Twitter for all their educational activities, emerged as top performers. Students were able to take part in various discussions beyond one hour class-room session and took full advantage of Twitter for “on-the-move” Q&A session.

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Brief

Why American’s Healthcare Is Blood Sucker ? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Many of us have heard about America’s sky rocket healthcare cost and despite of that 40 million Americans had ditched the insurance policy in 2009. Though, alcoholic habits have not reached till roots of many people, it doesn’t mean that Americans don’t have any health issues. America has the majority of old age people who definitely need Healthcare protection. With massive outpatient cost and over paid doctors, America’s heath industry is only becoming expensive day by day. So, why still people have reservation about shielding themselves behind a good healthcare policy ?

There is only one way Americans can come over this situation – Protection. As I heard my early days of my college “prevention is better than cure”, it’s time for America to follow the same though process. Interestingly, the below infographic goes in-depth to find out the real expensive aspect of healthcare and where actually money is getting mint?

This infographic- thanks to medicalbillingandcoding.org – is an eye-opening for all Americans about bogus processing fees and excess pending:

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Brief

The Life And Death Of Osama Bin Laden: Amazing Infographic

Even after 2 weeks of Osama Bin Laden’s take down, offline and online world is still swinging with the brand value of Osama Bin Laden. There are people who have done the research on operation which had ended only with the death of Osama, many have tried to find out the minute by minute report on last life day and many have tried to analyse what is the impact on people post Osama death.

In the same row, here is an interesting infographic, which has been brought by burialinsurance.org, to cover whole life and various important facts of Osama bin laden. The whole infographic covers the terror life of Osama bin laden started in 1984.

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Brief

Post Osama Reaction: How Safe People Feel [INFOGRAPHIC]

Even ten days after the late-night announcement on May 1st, 2011, the death of Osama Bin Laden is still a hot topic on many news shows. It is a story with an endless cache of angles, twists, retracted statements and tongue twisting names (Osama/Obama—say it 10 times fast!). The below infographic, released by Good Morning, culls the answers to a USA Today/Gallop Poll survey questioning Americans’ post-Osama feelings.

According to the poll, 54% of Americans feel that the U.S. is safer after Bin Laden’s death. To the question of importance, 1% of Americans responded humorously that it was “not at all important” that Osama Bin Laden was killed. Also interesting is who respondents feel deserves the most credit: 89% back the U.S. Military.

As one chapter in American history closes and almost instantly reopens with further chaos and unrest in the Middle East, it is good to see Americans questioning and developing opinions about the events of the past nine and a half years. Especially when those opinions come in the form of a nifty graphic

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Internet

Who Is Watching You On Web – Check This [INFOGRAPHIC]

Internet is growing every day with the help of Social Media websites like Facebook, Twitter or Foursquare. People are becoming more fascinated towards the ‘instant engagement capability’ of Internet. Most of them take all precautionary measures to ensure their privacy, identity and to safe guard their confidential information while they deal with Internet properties. But do you know despite of all such security precautions, like password protection, Server Security layer (SSL) browsing, Secure connection or cache screen, your most of the information peeps from various corners of Web – only to be found out by hacker and miscreants ?

Though, many people may argue on this as they feel to work with most secured environment for their online activities, possibilities are always there that many of them throw away their information unknowingly. People are getting engaged in more and more activities on internet whether it is photo sharing, email, social networking or messaging, without knowing the possible threat for all such online social incubation.

Also, due to the Smartphone revolution, millions of applications deal with your personal information on a regular basis only to provide you an environment to stay with your preferred services like Gmail, Facebook or Twitter. However, people are bound to use such apps without actually going deep inside the potential threat of Information leak or self-surrender.

Here is an interesting infographic by WorldStream, which highlights possible threats and the amount of personal information which is available on Web only to damage the creditability of many human being. (Click to enrage the image)

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Social News

What Incubates Daily Deal Business Model? [INFOGRAPHIC]

When we talk about a business model which can account million of dollars in revenue in just few months, its only “Daily Deal” business which most of us suggest. Be it a small thousands of regional websites or giants like Groupon, Livingsocial, Facebook Deals or Google Offers, everyone is looking for a pie of highly successful and proven business market share of “daily deal”. It’s close to 4 years now when above said business model first came into existence and now more than thousands of companies across the globe are minting money from it.

Though, Groupon and Livingsocial are leading the way, relatively new but big brands like Facebook Deals and Google Offers are gearing up to complete in fashionable manner. Here is an excellent comparative analysis, by Online MBA, which showcases the placement of all major players in various section of “Daily Deal” business.

We would like to see and respect your comments based on below infographic on possibilities of upcoming stiff challenge from Facebook or Google. Whether these biggies will be able to pull down current leaders of Daily Deal business?

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Social News

The Evolution of Social Consumer [INFOGRAPHIC]

Undoubtedly, Social Media is going to rule this year across different verticals, Industries and consumers. People are using the social media in the form of making their shopping experience well tuned and intelligent. Integration and adoption of social media in the life of regular consumers has completely transformed the behavior and the combination has been emerged and noticed as “social consumer” This infographic from Get Satisfaction is an interesting look at the evolution of the social consumer.

Through social media, brands are well connected with consumers, buyers have got better platform for product/service evaluation and whole dynamic of producer-consumer has become far more responsive than ever before. The below Infographics expose couple of interesting & remarkable facts which have been developed in last couple of years, especially after the emergence of social media.

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Internet

Is The Internet Growing At The Cost of Planet ? [INFOGRAPHIC]

An earth day just passed away and many of us did realize the magnitude of supporting it. However, on the other side, there are many who don’t give much importance to such initiatives and stay in their own world of joy. Technology is growing so the threats to the planet. Consequently, the debate over the “Impact of Internet on Planet” has been taken shape largely.

I am not sure whether we should lean towards Technology or Planet but growth should not be at the cost of planet. To support and educate people more about “Earth Day”, WordStrem has released an infographic which exposes some serious consequences of Internet growth on planet. We hope people will understand and try to get balance between Technology and Planet as both are most important aspects of human lives in future.

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