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April 20, 2011

Global Internet Penetration Vs Internet Freedom

Internet penetration across The Globe compared with the  Internet Freedom across Countries. At the top are countries like Britain, US ,Germany where Internet Freedom index is the highest, while the lowest Internet freedom index countries are  China, Iran, Tunisia, Cuba,Burma and Saudi Arabia. The Middle of the scale has countries like India, Indonesia,Brazil, Venezuela,Malaysia
The number of people with access to the internet has more than doubled in the past five years to over two billion. Many governments have responded with regulation and repression, according to a report published on April 18th by Freedom House, which assigns countries an internet freedom score. Nine of the 15 countries that the Washington-based think-tank assessed in 2009 fared worse this year, among them Iran, Tunisia and China. On the plus side, citizens are growing increasingly adept at sidestepping these threats to their internet freedoms, and the use of social media did much to galvanise political opposition across the Arab world in recent months. Indeed web-users in some countries, such as Georgia and Estonia, have more freedom now than they did two years ago.( economist)

Internet Usage : USA Vs China








Top search engine

Google never really managed to land the number one spot in China, and now, with Google having largely stepped back from that market, that will remain the case for the foreseeable future.
  • United States: Google
  • China: Baidu

Top websites

The top websites in the United States are all very familiar to the vast majority of the Internet users in the world. It’s not until you look at the top sites for China that you realize that there are huge Chinese counterparts that are not necessarily big anywhere but in China

Top 5 websites in the United States:
  1. Google.com
  2. Facebook.com
  3. Yahoo.com
  4. Youtube.com
  5. Amazon.com
Top 5 websites in China:
  1. Baidu.com (search engine)
  2. QQ.com (online community)
  3. Sina.com.cn (web portal)
  4. Taobao.com (“China’s eBay”)
  5. Google.com.hk (Google Hong Kong)
  Top web browsers
China still has a huge amount of Internet users accessing the Internet with the dinosaur IE 6, which can be a bit confusing when you consider that there are so many free alternatives available (newer versions of IE, Firefox or Chrome, for example). 

Top 5 web browsers in the United States:
  1. Internet Explorer, 47.5%
  2. Firefox, 25.5%
  3. Chrome, 14.6%
  4. Safari, 11.2%
  5. Opera, 0.6%
Top 5 web browsers in China:
  1. Internet Explorer, 87.4%
  2. Chrome, 4.4%
  3. Maxthon, 3.8%
  4. Firefox, 3.3%
  5. Safari, 0.6%
Top web browser version:
  • United States: Internet Explorer 8.0, 33.9%
  • China: Internet Explorer 6.0, 41.1%

    source: Royal Pingdom

April 15, 2011

The BIggest Corporate Tax Dodgers: Infographic

This Infographic comes from  understory  which showcases the 12 of the dirtiest corporate tax dodgers: Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, Chevron, BP, Shell, Exxon, Massey Energy, Alpha Natural Resources, Peabody Energy and Arch Coal. These 12 banks, oil and coal companies are responsible for foreclosing on millions of people’s homes and polluting our air, water and climate. At the same time, we found that they pay next to nothing into a tax system that provides the very services that protect the homeless, the sick and our environment. As the graphic below shows, banks, oil and coal companies are making billions in profits annually and paying much less than their fair share in taxes. In fact, the top four oil companies in the country made $1.26 trillion in gross revenues and paid a shocking 2.04% average tax rate.

US Mobile Ad Spends To Cross 1$ Billion

US mobile ad spending is expected to break the $1 billion mark this year, up 48% from $743.1 million in 2010, according to eMarketer. eMarketer’s estimates include display (banner, rich media and video), search and messaging-based advertising.

April 10, 2011