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August 30, 2015

US funding Raising activity for 2016 US Presidential elections :Who has raised how much


HOW THE BIG 3 IS STACKED AGAINTS EACH OTHER WHEN IT COMES TO FUNDING RAISING Donations To 2016 Presidential Candidates, By Size Percent of candidates’ committee and superPAC donations from different donor groups. Charts are ordered by amount of money raised (largest to smallest — that is, Jeb Bush to Lincoln Chafee).

Fund Rausing Campaigns in US : Who Has Raised how much and how

The 2016 US presidential elections candidates have already raised more than $350 million combined. In comparison, the two political parties in the U.K. raised less than $13 million over their entire 2015 election. The staggering U.S. campaign fundraising totals come from three primary sources: campaign committees, super PACs, and other committees (including nonprofits like 527 groups).

August 28, 2015

comparing the market cap of internet companies: 1995 vs 2015


  1. Year in which it was  Founded :1973, 

August 16, 2015

July 28, 2015

Hulu’s 10 streaming video statistics which you would never have known

Hulu is stealing the thunder from its nearest rivals Netflix &Amazon below to know more

"most viewed program in Hulu"

The Most watched Hulu VOD  Shows

"The 10 important facts on Hulu"

Hulu’s users average age is 39 years, and the company  has  488 content partners

Here are the top 10 most interesting Hulu facts that have changed the streaming video industry .All the below data are as of  June,2015

  1. Number of paying Hulu subscribers 4 million ,
  2. Number of Hulu video views in the past year 457 million
  3.  Average number of videos a Hulu watcher views 12 
  4.  Smartphone owners who downloaded TV and  video on demand : 15%
  5.  Hulu makes up 8.2% of black viewers online video time 
  6. Number of ad impressions per  month: $1.44 billion
  7. Number of video ads per user Hulu delivers in a month: 43
  8. Amount Hulu earned or half an hour of broadcast TV;$0.216
  9. Hulu users who only  watch television shows 73 %
  10. Percent of people who use Hulu to watch movies 9 %
  11. Total number of people who watched Hulu at least once in the past year 38 million 
  12. Growth percentage of Hulu  from 2010 to 2011 :  60 %
  13. Hulu’s ad service is 2 times more effective as TV ads 
  14. Total revenue made in 2011 by Hulu $420 million 32
  15. US households  who subscribe to Hulu : 9% vs 19% for Netflix
  16. Hulu’s ad-selector model  increases a 33% lift in call to action compared to pre roll ads

July 17, 2015

Number of annual google searches vs searches vs per day

" number of google searches on an average from 2010 onwards"

The above chart shows the number of Google searches since 1998 onwards by year and by day

Source: Google Official History, Comscore, Statistic Brain Research Institute
he chart shows the number of webpages that has been indexed by google from 2008 to 2014. Google has 90,000 servers to cache and index all these monumental data . This is almost double the pages as compared to yahoo+ Bing. G ( data: statisticsbrain)

July 15, 2015

motherboards comparison by CPU socket

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July 14, 2015

top 10 Big Data Start ups with highest VC funding

" top 10 big data start ups with highest VC funding
infographic showing the 10 Big data start ups  with active funding

These are the top 10 Big data startup  with active VC Funding 

  1. Company :Cloudera  Funding Received :$1040 million  Core Service :Hadoop services & training
  2. Palantir  ; Funding Received :$650 million   Core area : Analytics application
  3. Domo Funding Received :$250 million Core Area :Business intelligence
  4. Mongo : Funding :DB $231 million Core Area :Document-oriented DB
  5. MuSigma : Funding :$208 million  Core Area :Data Science-as a Service
  6. Hortonworks: Funding : $198 million Core area:Hadoop services & training
  7. Opera Solutions :Funding  :$114 million Core Area :Data Science-as -a Service
  8. Talend : Funding :$102 million  Core Area :Application & process integration platform
  9. Guavus : Funding :$89 million Core Area :Big Data analytics platform
  10. DataMinr: Funding : 130million  Core area :Data mining start up

list of early stage investment this year by sequoia capital

" what makes  sequoia capital the biggest early stage investor "

Below are the list of  selected list of early stage investment funded by sequoia  invested thishs

 Jul 8, 2015 —ZoomCar $11M Venture

 Jul 8, 2015 SafeBreach $4M Venture

Jul 6, 2015 Hector Beverages $28.7M Series C

Jul 2, 2015 $60M Series CJun 24, 2015 The Porter $5.5M Series A

Jun 23, 2015 Goodservice $1.6M Seed

 Jun 21, 2015 Roadrunnr $10M Series A

 Jun 18, 2015 Namely $45M Series C Pat Grady

Jun 17, 2015 Cohesity $55M Series B Bill Coughran,

Jun 15, 2015 homelane $50M Series B — 

Jun 12, 2015 La Renon $16M Series A —

Jun 10, 2015 Lattice Engines $28M Series D Douglas Leone

Jun 9, 2015  Voonik $5M Series A —

Jun 4, 2015 Cockroach Labs $6.3M Series A

 Jun 4, 2015 PicsArt      $15M Series B —

 Jun 4, 2015 Songkick   $16M Series C

 2, 2015 Mishi $15M Series B —

Jun 2, 2015 Nubank $30M Series B —

Jun 2, 2015 HireVue $45M Series E —

Jun 1, 2015 Sumo Logic $80M Series

May 18, 2015 Akosha $16M Series B —

May 14, 2015 Percolate $40M Series C —

May 13, 2015 Pocket Gems $60M Series

May 13, 2015 PlanGrid $18M Series

May 13, 2015 Yunmanman undisclosed amount Series B

May 12, 2015 Blue Danube Systems $16M Series B

May 11, 2015 MarkLogic $102M Series F

May 8, 2015 Tuniu $500M Post Ipo Equity —

May 6, 2015 Inkling Systems $15M Series D Bryan Schreier A

 Apr 20, 2015 1mg $6M Venture —

Apr 15, 2015 Ninebot $80M Venture — ‘

Apr 14, 2015 PepperTap $10M Series A —

Apr 14, 2015 Grofers $35M Series B —

Apr 14, 2015 Adallom $30M Series C

Apr 14, 2015 Docker $95M Series D

 Apr 13, 2015 Tiantian Yongche undisclosed amount Series C —

 Apr 10, 2015 Zomato $50M Series F —

Apr 10, 2015 SecurityScorecard Inc. $13.7M Series

Apr 9, 2015 Urban Ladder $50M Series C —

Apr 9, 2015 VULCUN $12M Series A —

Apr 8, 2015 Qingchifan $20M Series B — A

Apr 8, 2015 MobiKwik $25M Series B —

Apr 7, 2015 PressPlay $2.2M Seed —

Apr 3, 2015 PPDai undisclosed amount Series C —

Apr 2, 2015 VarageSale $34M Series B —

Mar 31, 2015 Beequick $20M Series B —

Mar 27, 2015 Innovid $10M Venture Gil Raanan

Mar 26, 2015 DoorDash $40M Series B

Mar 26, 2015 Teewe $1.8M Seed —

Mar 25, 2015 OYO Rooms $25M Series A

 Mar 17, 2015 Birst $65M Series F

Mar 16, 2015 Orbital Insight, Inc. $8.7M Series

Mar 12, 2015 To8to $200M Series C —

Mar 11, 2015 Moonfrog Labs $15M Series A —

Mar 10, 2015 Groupon India $20M Venture —

Mar 10, 2015 PepperTap $1.2M Seed —

Mar 5, 2015 EndoChoice $57M Series D —

Mar 2, 2015 Cheyipai $110M Series D —

Feb 26, 2015 Grofers $10M Series A —

Feb 26, 2015 TinyOwl Technology $16M Series B —

Feb 10, 2015 Capital Float $13M Series A

Feb 9, 2015 Faaso’s $16M Series B —

Feb 6, 2015 NewsHunt $40M Series C —

Feb 5, 2015 FreeCharge $80M Series C —

Feb 3, 2015 Guardant Health $50M Series C , Partners Warren Hogarth

Jan 29, 2015 $1.6M Seed Yinglan Tan

aJan 28, 2015 Cardekho $50M Series B —

Jan 28, 2015 GirnarSoft $50M Series B —

Jan 28, 2015 Grabhouse $2.5M

Series A — Jan 27, 2015 $350M Series E

Jan 20, 2015 Ravello Systems $28M Series

Jan 20, 2015 Taykey $15M Series D

Jan 15, 2015 Mapillary $1.5M Seed —

Jan 14, 2015 Rounds $12M Series B —

Jan 14, 2015 Moovit $50M Series C Gil Raanan

Jan 13, 2015 App Annie $55M Series D Tim Lee

Jan 9, 2015 MongoDB $80M Series G Luis Robles

Jan 8, 2015 WeLab $20M Series A —

Jan 7, 2015:LinO: 30million series B

source : Information as gathered from crunchbase

July 13, 2015

10 years of smartphone sales : Apple, Android and Nokia

how  nokia countered android and apple

This chart compares Nokia  against  the booming android growth and the growth of Apple smartphones since 2007 . However Nokia was  already faltering as samsung came out with its mind blowing products..and the declining share of RIM and adoption of Android  OS standard all but killed the brand

July 12, 2015

top 10 most expensive companies google acquired

Which Companies acquired by google were most expensive ?  This chart takes a look at the top 10 most costly acquisitions by Google
" which are the most expensive top 10 companies bought by google:

Google’s top 10 Most Expensive  Buyouts 

The above chart from statistic shows the selected  top 10 most expensive companies which google has acquired. Leading the list  Motorola mobility which is acquired for $125 billion USD . Post Motorola Google acquired  smart thermostat creator Nest Labs  in January 2014 at 3.2 billion U.S. dollars. Number 3 was double click purchased at 3.1million USD in 2008. Youtube is number 4 with 1.6billion USD.

5 most visited online presentation sharing websites ranked by country share

These are the  top 5  online presentation sharing  websites ranked by the  alexa traffic along with their country market share according to Alexa

Slideshare which is now a part of Linkedin is clearly the most popular presentation and document platform  which ranks no 1 with  alexa rank of  144. Slideshare is very popular in India with 22% market share  followed by US  and Brazil with 9 and 5% use slideshare as a presentation document platform

Doctoc ranks no 2  as the most visited presentation platform with with alexa rank of     366. The site is extremely popular in India with 44% share, followed by US, Indonesia and Pakistan where it commands 16%, 4% and 2% market share.

Scribd is ranked no 3 with alexa rank of 432 and is ranked 3rd after doctoc with a alexa rank within 500.The site has its most users from India and US with 15% an 13 respectively.Scribd is quite popular with Indonesian users  with 11% market share ranks no 4 with alexa rank of  534. Issuu’s  20% traffic comes from  users in India . US users too use this site often with 15%  share .Brazil and Spain ranks 3rd and 4th with 5% and 4% respectively

Prezi  is ranked no 5 with an alexa rank of 1126 and the site is  quite popular in United States with a share of 22% using the presentation platform of Prezi. Mexico and India ranks no 2 and 3 respectively with 8% and 5% respectively

Calameo is ranked no 6 with an alexa of 3880. The site is quite frequently used in France where 26% users are based. Indians use this website  actively as well wit 16% market share . Algeria and Venezuela ranks no 3 and 4 with 6% and 5% share respectively 

July 11, 2015

5G Mobile services to be rolled by by ZTE as early as 2017

" 5G mobile services to be launched by 2017"
5 G launch in Japan is all set to roll out.ZTE has said that it has struck a deal with SoftBank to deploy its ‘pre-5G’ technology in Japan, with a commercial trial to begin early next year. ZTE has touted its ‘pre-5G’ technology as providing faster speeds on 4G network.

According to ZTE ,5G is  the next generation of networks that the wireless industry is hoping to have up and running by 2020.Globally, the company plans to invest 200 million euros ($220 million) in 5G and mobile communication technologies between 2015 to 2018.

Meanwhile South Korea, the world’s most mobile savvy nation  which boasts as being the nation with fastest mobile download speeds are quite enthusiastic about rolling out the 5G mobile technology as early as 2017

Although its early to predict how  fast will the 5G mobile services run,during a test run of 5G when Samsung announced in 2013 it was testing 5G at 1Gbps, journalists excitedly reported that a high-definition movie could be downloaded in less than half a minute. A speed of 800Gbps would equate to downloading 33 HD films – in a single second.

Huawei,Qualcomm and ZTE takes top 3 spot in International patent filings

Chinese giants  Huawei, Qualcomm and ZTE claims the top 3 spot in international Patent Filings

In an indication of ” how chinese manufacturing” is trying to get a foothold in the US market,Chinese companies claimed the top 3 spot in international patent filings in US. Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd became the world’s No. 1 applicant for international patents in 2014.  Another chinese giant , the  San Diego-based chipmaker Qualcomm Inc was no 2. Meanwhile Huawei’s rival ZTE Corp, which was the world’s leading applicant in 2012, t was ranked no 3 according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Top 10 biggest amazon’s acquisitions in its history

"chart showing the Top 10 biggest amazon's acquisitions "

These are the The top 10 Amazon’s Acquisition. 

In 2014 Amazon bough Twitch ( video gaming streaming website )or an estimated  $970million dollars . However for Amazon ” Zappos the online shoe store was its biggest cue   as ‘ it stole the thunder from other competitors “zappos is known for its almost fanatical customer care  quality and attention to the smallest detail when it came to servicing its customers . Zappos has been amazon’s most expensive buyout in the history of the company.

Some other Amazon buyout includes
 Kiva Systems, $775 million, warehouse robot systems in 2012., $645 million, online book marketplace in 1999
Quidsi, $545 million, online retailer in  2010.

5 charts that explain why the digital divide is shrinking

" 5 charts that show  the  shrinking of digital divide "

broadband access and mobile usage in developing vs developed nations:

 Chart of the day:  Key statistics that show how the digital divide across the world has been shrinking

 The last 15 years has been remarkable in terms of technological advance. Internet access and mobility  has penetrated vast land masses which did not exist 15 years ago.While Fixed broadband in areas around middle east and north Africa has  failed to grow above 1%, however these nations have made better  progress when it comes to mobile broadband . As of 2015 African mobile broadband penetration levels is lower that 20%

  • By end 2014, fixed-broadband penetration will have reached almost 10 per cent globally 
  • By 2015, 34% of developing nations have  Internet  access compared to 80% across developed nations
  • Forty-four per cent of all fixed-broadband subscriptions are in Asia and the Pacific, and 25 per cent are in Europe.
  • Across the LCD ( Least developed countries ) a mere 7% have internet access compared to world average of 46%
  • one of of every 5  uses the internet compared to 2 out of 5 in Asia and pacific reasons and 3 out of 5 across  CIS