97% of MySpace users, 97% of Facebook users, and 65% of LinkedIn users stay in touch with their friends on social networks

  MySpace users Facebook users LinkedIn users   % % % Stay in touch with friends 97% 97% 65% Make plans with friends 66 62 9 Make new friends 52 52 10 Organize with others for an event, issue or cause 43 56 13 Promote yourself or your work 27 22 47 Make new business […]

US video usage in February 2009

Jan-09 Feb-09 Percent Change Unique Viewers (000) 135,617 127,613 -5.9% Total Streams (000) 10,457,785 8,897,943 -14.9% Streams per Viewer 77.1 69.7 -9.6% Time per Viewer (min) 178.6 169.3 -5.2% Source: Nielsen

Share of US search engines in February 2009

Core Search Entity Jan-09 Feb-09 Point Change Feb-09 vs. Jan-09 Total Core Search 100.0 100.0 N/A Google Sites 63.0 63.3 0.3 Yahoo! Sites 21.0 20.6 -0.4 Microsoft Sites 8.5 8.2 -0.3 Ask Network 3.7 4.1 0.4 AOL LLC 3.9 3.9 0.0 Source: comScore

Demographics of Adult Gamers

The percentage of Americans in each demographic category who report playing games online or offline, using a computer, cell phone or any other kind of gaming device: All adults 53% Sex Men 55 Women 50 Age 18-29 81 30-49 60 50-64 40 65+ 23 Race White, non-Hispanic 51 Black, non-Hispanic 51 Hispanic (English-speaking) 63 Annual […]

Top US video sites in February 2009

Video Brand Streams, 000 Audience, 000 YouTube 5,158,727 88,136 hulu 308,806 9,473 Yahoo! 250,425 24,085 Nickelodeon Kids and Family Network 209,465 6,039 Fox Interactive Media 194,255 14,376 ABC.COM 187,128 6,716 MSN/Windows Live 162,900 12,198 Turner Sports and Entertainment Digital Network 125,067 5,961 MTV Networks Music 100,076 4,410 CNN Digital Network 99,846 8,377 Source: Nielsen

Number of searches among leading US search engines in February 2009

Core Search Entity Jan-09 Feb-09 Growth, MTM Total Core Search 13,496 13,104 -3% Google Sites 8,497 8,293 -2% Yahoo! Sites 2,836 2,696 -5% Microsoft Sites 1,146 1,073 -6% Ask Network 497 536 8% AOL LLC 520 507 -3% Source: comScore

France PC Shipments in Q4 2008

Company 4Q08 Shipments 4Q8 Market Share (%) 4Q07 Shipments 4Q07 Market Share (%) 4Q08-4Q07 Growth (%) Acer 803 24.7 732 25.5 9.7 Hewlett-Packard 787 24.2 657 22.9 19.7 Dell Inc. 330 10.2 326 11.4 1.2 ASUS 264 8.1 97 3.4 172.4 Toshiba 183 5.6 159 5.5 15.1 Others 884 27.2 897 31.3 -1.5 Total 3250 […]

Worldwide IT Spending by Vertical Markets in 2009

Industry and spending, mln. $ IT Spending 2009 IT Spending 2008 Growth, YTY Utilities 131,812 128,146 2.9 Healthcare 88,012 86,080 2.2 Government 428,289 419,533 2.1 Communications 371,515 368,341 0.9 Education 59,961 59,341 1.0 Agriculture, Mining and Construction 29,658 29,386 0.9 Services 192,622 190,304 1.2 Retail Trade 153,755 153,331 0.3 Transportation 105,806 105,985 -0.2 Financial Services […]

Top US search engines in February 2009

Provider Searches (000) YOY Growth Share of Searches All Search 8,494,653 10.1% 100.0% Google Search 5,394,190 19.2% 63.5% Yahoo! Search 1,415,354 4.0% 16.7% MSN/Windows Live Search 881,050 2.4% 10.4% AOL Search 320,098 -19.9% 3.8% Ask.com Search 162,226 -16.9% 1.9% My Web Search 55,772 -21.6% 0.7% Comcast Search 42,895 1.3% 0.5% Yellow Pages Search 37,636 N/A* […]

Top search engines in February 2009

Expanded Search Entity Jan-09 Feb-09 Growth, MTM Total Expanded Search 19,979 19,176 -4% Google Sites 11,714 11,250 -4% Google 8,731 8,541 -2% YouTube/All Other 2,983 2,709 -9% Yahoo! Sites 2,979 2,828 -5% Yahoo! 2,952 2,804 -5% All Other 27 23 -13% Microsoft Sites 1,188 1,109 -7% MSN-Windows Live 1,084 1,015 -6% Microsoft/All Other 104 94 […]

49 mln desktops to virtually hosted by 2013

The worldwide hosted virtual desktop (HVD) market will accelerate through 2013 to reach 49 mln units, up from more than 500,000 units in 2009, according to Gartner. Worldwide HVD revenue will grow from about $1.3 bln to $1.5 bln in 2009, which is less than 1% of the worldwide professional PC market, to $65.7 bln […]

Top Web sites among Latin American Region in December 2008

Dec-08 Rank Nov-08 Rank Property Visitors, 000 N/A N/A Total Audience 74,906 1 1 Google Sites 71,782 2 2 Microsoft Sites 71,067 3 3 Yahoo! Sites 41,032 4 4 MercadoLibre 32,174 5 5 Terra Networks 29,178 6 6 Wikimedia Foundation Sites 22,769 7 7 UOL 22,608 8 8 Facebook.com 20,963 9 9 Batanga 20,093 10 […]

Top video sites by unique viewers in December 2008

Property Audience, 000 Videos per Viewer Total Internet 149,587 95.7 Google Sites 100,092 59.0 Fox Interactive Media 56,895 7.8 Yahoo! Sites 42,761 7.7 AOL LLC 31,522 6.3 Microsoft Sites 29,534 8.4 Viacom Digital 27,370 10.6 Hulu.com 24,572 9.8 Turner Network 20,499 9.0 Time Warner – Excl. AOL 17,294 2.8 CBS Corporation 14,840 3.7 Source: comScore

Top stocks and finance sites in the US

Rank Web site Domain February 2008 February 2009 Growth, YTY 1 Yahoo! Finance finance.yahoo.com 23.63% 22.21% -6% 2 MSN Money moneycentral.msn.com 8.14% 7.32% -10% 3 CNN Money money.cnn.com 2.35% 7.16% 205% 4 Scottrade www.scottrade.com 2.52% 5.48% 118% 5 TD AMERITRADE www.tdameritrade.com 5.13% 4.40% -14% 6 Fidelity Investments www.fidelity.com 4.97% 4.06% -18% 7 Vanguard www.vanguard.com 3.04% […]

Percentage of US searches among leading search engine providers

Domain Feb-08 Jan-09 Feb-09 Growth, YTY www.google.com 66.47% 72.09% 72.11% 8% search.yahoo.com 20.60% 17.81% 17.04% -17% search.msn.com 6.95%* 5.44%* 5.56%* -20% www.ask.com 4.16% 3.31% 3.74% -10% Source: Hitwise

Top German Online Video Sites Ranked by Total Unique Viewers in December 2008

Property Dec-2007 Dec-2008 % Change Total Internet : Total Audience 25,955 28,516 10% Google Sites 13,086 19,379 48% Universal Music Group 7,160 8,552 19% ProSiebenSat1 Sites 4,759 6,508 37% RTL Group Sites 1,568 4,076 160% Microsoft Sites 1,292 2,462 91% Fox Interactive Media 2,447 2,229 -9% Megavideo.com 161 2,068 1,183% Warner Music 545 1,837 237% […]

Top video sites by videos viewed in December 2008

Property Videos, 000 Share, % Total Internet 14,318,722 100.0 Google Sites 5,905,854 41.2 Fox Interactive Media 444,865 3.1 Yahoo! Sites 330,025 2.3 Viacom Digital 290,558 2.0 Microsoft Sites 247,903 1.7 Hulu.com 240,585 1.7 AOL LLC 197,135 1.4 Turner Network 183,948 1.3 Disney Online 148,434 1.0 ESPN 102,542 0.7 Source: comScore

Top stock ticker searches

Rank Search term Company 1 siri Sirius XM Radio Inc. 2 bac Bank of America 3 ge General Electric 4 pspm Pure Spectrum Inc 5 cxac Cross Atlantic Commodities Inc. 6 auy Yamana Gold Inc. 7 gm General Motors 8 c Citibank 9 shld Sears Holdings Corporation 10 ibm IBM Source: Hitwise

US category upstream traffic from search engines and Google in February 2009

Category Percentage of category traffic from search engines - February 2009 Percent change in share of traffic from search engines - February2009- February 2008 Percentage of category traffic from Google - February2009 Percent change in share of traffic from Google - February2009- February2008 Health and Medical 46.52% 4% 34.06% 16% Travel 36.24% 10% 27.08% 22% […]

43% of adults believe they are findable

How easy would it be to find out who you are from your social network profile? Adults Teens Pretty easy to find me 43% 23% Someone would have to work at it, but eventually they would find me 33 40 Very difficult for someone to find me 20 36 Source: Pew Internet Project

Fastest-growing Web categories in December 2008

Dec-07 Dec-08 % Change Total Audience 183,619 190,650 4 Job Search 12,445 18,826 51 Women 69,854 102,146 46 Coupons 21,624 31,574 46 Politics 8,384 11,992 43 Gay/Lesbian 2,367 3,340 41 Online Gambling 12,741 17,340 36 Radio 50,285 65,386 30 Family 55,607 71,832 29 Online Gaming 67,457 85,977 27 Classifieds 41,688 52,813 27 Source: comScore

International phone calls up 12% in 2008

Cross-border telephone traffic grew 14% in 2007 and is estimated to have grown 12% in 2008, to 384 billion minutes. Due to declining call prices, however, revenues have largely been flat. While international telephone traffic is increasing at a modest pace, Skype’s international traffic has soared: TeleGeography estimates that Skype’s cross-border traffic grew approximately 41% […]

Top-searched brands in the UK

1. Facebook 2.39% 2. YouTube 1.57% 3. eBay 1.25% 4. Bebo 0.96% 5. BBC 0.86% 6. Amazon 0.47% 7. Argos 0.44% 8. Sky 0.27% 9. Tesco 0.26% 10. Yahoo! 0.26%

Top Web sites in France in January 2009

Property Jan-08 Jan-09 % Change Total Internet : Total Audience 23,243 27,074 16% Google Sites 12,181 15,166 25% Dailymotion.com 10,041 11,478 14% Microsoft Sites 4,176 4,972 19% Groupe TF1 4,231 4,795 13% Orange Sites 1,439 4,370 204% France Televisions Interactive 1,031 3,378 228% AOL LLC 1,619 3,320 105% AlloCine Sites 2,275 2,680 18% Kewego 2,093 […]

Social Networking and Politics

Pew Internet project asked US Internet adults regarding their usage of social networks in regards to politics. Discovered your friends’ political interests or affiliations 29% Gotten any campaign or candidate information 22 Signed up as a friend of any candidates 10 Started or joined a political group 9 Source: Pew Internet Project

UK PC Shipments in Q4 2008

Company 4Q08 Shipments 4Q8 Market Share (%) 4Q07 Shipments 4Q07 Market Share (%) 4Q08-4Q07 Growth (%) Hewlett-Packard 766 20.5 736 22.1 4.1 Dell Inc. 667 17.9 607 18.2 9.9 Acer 642 17.2 664 19.9 -3.3 Toshiba 385 10.3 300 9.0 28.4 ASUS 227 6.1 35 1.0 552.4 Others 1,048 28.1 988 29.7 -5.7 Total 3,735 […]

Top Web parent companies in February 2009

Parent Audience, 000 Time Per Person 1. Google 133,983 2:00:55 2. Microsoft 125,692 2:28:15 3. Yahoo! 114,130 3:27:19 4. AOL LLC 83,083 3:45:59 5. News Corp. Online 77,569 1:21:13 6. Facebook 65,704 2:59:54 7. InterActiveCorp 65,693 0:16:17 8. eBay 63,066 1:51:13 9. Amazon 59,389 0:24:33 10. Wikimedia Foundation 57,910 0:17:10 Source: Nielsen

Percentage of US clicks by number of keywords

Subject Feb-08 Jan-09 Feb-09 Growth, YTY One word 21.04% 20.29% 20.48% -3% Two words 24.73% 23.65% 23.47% -5% Three words 21.84% 21.92% 21.68% -1% Four words 14.53% 14.89% 14.98% 3% Five words 8.29% 8.68% 8.72% 5% Six words 4.38% 4.65% 4.71% 8% Seven words 2.29% 2.49% 2.51% 10% Eight or more words 2.90% 3.43% 3.47% […]

Top Entertainment Programs by Time Spent Viewing in December 2008

Program Network Minutes per Viewer Unique Viewers (000) Privileged CWTV.com 214.6 29 Chuck NBC.com 162.5 226 Lipstick Jungle NBC.com 153.2 152 Gossip Girl CWTV.com 40.0 165 The Simpsons FOX Broadcasting 138.8 41 Life NBC.com 137.4 133 Kitchen Nightmares FOX Broadcasting 124.9 40 Private Practice ABC.com 123.1 350 Young and the Restless CBS Television 115.6 323 […]

Germany PC Shipments for Q4 2008

Company 4Q08 Shipments 4Q08 Market Share (%) 4Q07 Shipments 4Q07 Market Share (%) 4Q08-4Q07 Growth (%) Hewlett-Packard 531 13.6 429 12.5 23.8 Acer 500 12.8 396 11.5 26.2 FSC 449 11.5 541 15.8 -16.9 Medion 320 8.2 281 8.2 13.8 Dell 319 8.2 280 8.2 14.1 Others 1,779 45.7 1,506 43.8 18.1 Total 3,898 100.0 […]

3 bln person-to-person financial transactions in 2008

US noncash person-to-person market in 2008 was $1.1 trln in over 3 bln transactions. Checks are in decline, but they remain the most significant person-to-person payment method, amounting to over $1 trln of the noncash P2P payments volume. In 2008, checks represented over $1.013 trln of the noncash P2P payments in the United States and […]

Computer or Game Console?

Pew Internet Project surveyed US adults regarding their sage of PCs vs consoles to play games. % of adults % of gamers Age Computer Game console Computer Game console Total adult population 38% 28% 73% 53% 18-29 55 61 68 75 30-49 42 34 70 57 50-64 33 9 83 23 65+ 19 2 81 […]

Top US search engines in November 2008

Provider Searches (000) YOY Growth Share of Searches All Search 8,075,564 9.6% 100.0% Google Search 5,177,158 21.7% 64.1% Yahoo! Search 1,299,306 -1.4% 16.1% MSN/Windows Live Search 733,460 -16.7% 9.1% AOL Search 344,465 3.6% 4.3% Ask.com Search 184,059 -6.0% 2.3% My Web Search 71,113 -18.3% 0.9% Comcast Search 40,645 3.5% 0.5% AT&T Worldnet Search 25,351 -13.3% […]

Top reasons for deleting an online social network profile

Reason and share of users % I just stopped using it 20% I got bored with it 16 I did not like the site/found a site I liked better 11 Too much spam or unwanted contact 8 Took too much time 6 Profile was hacked/password stolen 4 Source: Pew Internet Project

Reasons for having multiple social networking profiles

Why do you have more than one online social network profile? % of SNS users with multiple profiles My friends use many different websites so I have more than one profile to stay in touch with them 24% Some profiles are professional, others personal 19 I just use different sites 6 I have an older […]

Console sales up 11% in February 2009

Video game hardware revenues climbed 11% to $532.7 mln in February 2009 from $481.4 mln in February 2008, according to NPD Group. Americans bought 753,000 units of Wii, the best-selling console. The handheld Nintendo DS, which sold 588,000 units, came in second. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 sold 391,000 units, up 53% from a year earlier, while […]

Fastest-growing Retail E-Commerce Categories in 2008

Retail Category YTY Percent Change Video Games, Consoles & Accessories 29% Home, Garden & Furniture 25% Sport & Fitness 25% Event Tickets 13% Consumer Electronics 9% Apparel & Accessories 4% Computer Hardware -5% Toys & Hobbies -7% Books & Magazines -8% Flowers, Greetings & Gifts -10% Office Supplies -10% Jewelry & Watches -12% Computer Software […]

33% of all music sold in 2008 was digital

According to The NPD Group, the number of Internet users paying for digital music increased by just over 8 mln in 2008 to 36 mln Internet users. Purchases of online digital music downloads increased by 29% since 2007; they now account for 33% of all music tracks. There were nearly 17 mln fewer CD buyers […]

EMEA Printer, Copier and MFP Unit Shipments, 2008

Vendor 2008 Shipments 2008 Market Share (%) 2007 Shipments 2007 Market Share (%) 2008 – 2007 Growth (%) Hewlett-Packard 20,737 43.0 23,221 44.1 -10.7 Canon 8,212 17.0 8,337 15.8 -1.5 Epson 6,576 13.6 6,651 12.6 -1.1 Brother 3,306 6.9 3,224 6.1 2.5 Samsung Electronics 2,826 5.9 2,430 4.6 16.3 Others 6,572 13.6 8,789 16.7 -25.2 […]

Devices used for gaming among US adults

  % of all adults % of adult gamers % of teen gamers Desktop or laptop computer 38% 73% 76% Game console (Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, etc) 28 53 89 Cell phone, Blackberry, or other handheld organizer 18 35 50 Portable gaming device like PSP, DS, or Gameboy 13 25 62 Source: Pew Internet Project

Top Technology Priorities in 2009

Top 10 Business Priorities Ranking Top 10 Technology Priorities Ranking Business process improvement 1 Business intelligence 1 Reducing enterprise costs 2 Enterprise applications (ERP, CRM and others) 2 Improving enterprise workforce effectiveness 3 Servers and storage technologies (virtualization) 3 Attracting and retaining new customers 4 Legacy application modernization 4 Increasing the use of information/analytics 5 […]

US PC Shipments in Q4 2008

Company 4Q08 Shipments 4Q08 Market Share (%) 4Q07 Shipments 4Q07 Market Share (%) 4Q08-4Q07 Growth (%) Dell Inc. 4,465.8 28.6 5,344.6 30.8 -16.4 Hewlett-Packard 4,288.3 27.5 4,439.5 25.6 -3.4 Acer 2,373.9 15.2 1,527.3 8.8 55.4 Apple 1,255.0 8.0 1,159.3 6.7 8.3 Toshiba 1,007.7 6.5 900.0 5.2 12.0 Others 2,219.2 14.2 3,992.6 23.0 -44.4 Total 15,609.8 […]

Fastest-growing sites in Latin America in December 2008

Property Nov-2008 Dec-2008 % Change Total Internet : Total Audience 73,698 74,906 2 American Greetings Property 1,434 2,471 72 Glam Media 2,665 3,489 31 Sony Online 2,716 3,531 30 Mattel Sites 2,573 3,183 24 Megaupload.com 4,409 5,426 23 Disney Online 4,705 5,754 22 Travian Games 2,020 2,467 2 The Mozilla Organization 6,686 8,137 22 Mediafire.com […]

Worldwide PC Shipments in 2008

Company 2008 Shipments 2008 Market Share (%) 2007 Shipments 2007 Market Share (%) 2008-2007 Growth (%) Hewlett-Packard 55,686.8 18.4 49,428.3 18.1 12.7 Dell Inc. 43,144.4 14.3 38,703.0 14.2 11.5 Acer 33,497.4 11.1 26,484.5 9.7 26.5 Lenovo 21,869.1 7.2 20,114.6 7.4 8.7 Toshiba 13,499.6 4.5 10,955.2 4.0 23.2 Others 134,510.2 44.5 126,766.9 46.5 6.1 Total 302,207.5 […]

Western Europe PC Shipments in Q4 2008

Company 4Q08 Shipments 4Q8 Market Share (%) 4Q07 Shipments 4Q07 Market Share (%) 4Q08-4Q07 Growth (%) Hewlett-Packard 4,658 23.2 4,058 22.6 14.8 Acer 4,067 20.3 3,618 20.2 12.4 Dell Inc. 2,032 10.1 1,980 11.1 2.6 ASUS 1,490 7.4 513 2.9 190.4 Toshiba 1,277 6.4 995 5.6 28.3 Others 6,558 32.7 6,755 37.7 3.0 Total 20,083 […]

EMEA PC Shipments for Q4 2008

Company 4Q08 Shipments 4Q08 Market Share (%) 4Q07 Shipments 4Q07 Market Share (%) 4Q08-4Q07 Growth (%) Hewlett-Packard 6,459 21.2 5,742 19.8 12.5 Acer 4,998 16.4 4,682 16.1 6.8 Dell Inc. 2,762 9.1 2,748 9.5 0.5 ASUS 1,937 6.4 1,154 4.0 67.9 Toshiba 1,735 5.7 1,339 4.6 29.6 Others 12,539 41.2 13,349 46.0 -6.1 Total 30,430 […]

Who searches for the keyword “unemployment”

Term: “Unemployment” Share of Clicks Following Search Index Age of Head of Household 18-24 4.2% 118 25-34 23.5% 126 35-44 24.4% 86 45-54 26.5% 96 55-64 14.4% 101 65+ 7.1% 90 Household Income <$25k 12.2% 130 $25-49k 23.5% 123 $50-74k 26.2% 97 $75-99k 14.4% 81 $100k+ 23.7% 89 Search Engine Google Search 60.8% 87 Yahoo! […]

58% of US adults limit the information on their social networking profile

    Yes No Restrict access to your full profile so that only your friends can view it 60% 36% Limit who can see certain information like photos or posts to your wall 58 39 Source: Pew Internet Project