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Mobile: iPhone Users More Likely to Access Wi-Fi than Android Users in the US and UK

April 6, 2012 by

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From comScore: A U.S. analysis of Wi-Fi and mobile Internet usage across unique smartphones on the iOS and Android platforms reveals that 71 percent of all unique iPhones used both mobile and Wi-Fi networks to connect to the Internet, while only 32 percent of unique Android mobile phones used both types of connections. A further […]

New World Economic Forum Report and Data Set Looks at Emergence of a New Digital Divide

April 6, 2012 by

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Direct to: The Global Information Technology Report 2012 Direct to Network Readiness Index 2012 Data Platform (Interactive, Visualizations) via a WEF News Release: Despite efforts over the past decade to develop information and communications technologies (ICT) infrastructure in developing economies, a new digital divide in terms of ICT impacts persists, according to the latest rankings […]

Reference: U.S. Now Has Highest Corporate Tax Rate Among All Industrialized Countries (Graph, Table)

April 2, 2012 by

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From The Tax Foundation: After eight years of having the second-highest corporate tax rate among industrialized countries, the United States has now assumed the top spot following Japan’s scheduled corporate rate cut on April 1, 2012.  Since 2001, Japan had levied the highest combined corporate tax rate among OECD nations at 39.5 percent, slightly higher […]

Smartphones Account for Half of all Mobile Phones, Dominate New Phone Purchases in the US

March 29, 2012 by

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From Nielsen: Almost half (49.7%) of U.S. mobile subscribers now own smartphones, as of February 2012. According to Nielsen, this marks an increase of 38 percent over last year; in February 2011, only 36 percent of mobile subscribers owned smartphones.  This growth is driven by increasing smartphone adoption, as more than two-thirds of those who […]

Bowker Releases Results of Global eBook Research (E-Book Adoption Rates in 10 Countries)

March 27, 2012 by

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From Bowker: Australia, India, the U.K. and the U.S. are leading the world in e-book adoption rates, according to Bowker Market Research’s Global eBook Monitor, The study tracks consumer attitudes to and purchasing of e-books in major world markets. Research for Bowker’s Global e-book Monitor was conducted among the online population in 10 countries – […]

Reference: Statistics: IRS Releases FY 2011 Data Book

March 26, 2012 by

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From the Internal Revenue Service: The Internal Revenue Service  has released the 2011 IRS Data Book, a snapshot of agency activities for fiscal year 2011 – Oct. 1, 2010, to Sept. 30, 2011. During the year, the IRS collected $2.4 trillion and processed more than 234 million tax returns. In addition to information on taxes […]

Reference: Census Bureau Releases New List/Maps of Urban Areas (Based on 2010 Census)

March 26, 2012 by

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From the U.S. Census: The nation’s urban population increased by 12.1 percent from 2000 to 2010, outpacing the nation’s overall growth rate of 9.7 percent for the same period, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau released the new list of urban areas (XLS) today based on 2010 Census results. Urban areas — […]