Bruce P. Mehlman
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Control of U.S. smartphone market giants expected to grow
Apple, Google and Microsoft are expected to control 91 percent of the U.S. smartphone market and 98 percent of the U.S. tablet market by 2016.
183 Million Viewers Watched an Average of 186 Videos Each During May 2010.
Nearly 183 million viewers watched an average of 186 videos per viewer during the month of May 2010. Google Sites attracted 144.6 million unique viewers during the month (101.2 videos per viewer), followed by Yahoo! Sites with 46.0 million viewers (7.3 videos per viewer), and Vevo with 45.6 million viewers (9.4 videos per viewer).
YouTube Accounted for 43.1 Percent of All Videos Viewed Online in May 2010
YouTube.com achieved record levels of viewing activity in May 2010 with an all-time high of 14.6 billion videos viewed, representing 43.1 percent of all videos viewed online. Hulu ranked second with 1.2 billion videos, Microsoft Sites ranked third with 642 million, followed by Vevo with 430 million and Viacom Digital with 347 million.
Google invested about 1/8 of the AT&T rate in 2008
– less than half that of Comcast, and about 2/3 that of Time Warner Cable.
In 2008 Google employed fewer than 20,000 or less than four percent of the number employed by AT&T, Verizon, and Qwest or about 1/5 of the employment of Comcast alone.
According to ComScore, Google handles 80 percent of European Web searches, compared with 65 percent in the United States.
The largest source of traffic is Google, which accounts for 6% of all Internet traffic globally.
According to comScore Inc. data, Google, with its properties, including YouTube Inc. , represents 55 percent of online videos viewed.
According to a 2008 New York Times report on behavioral targeting, five U.S. companies alone—Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, AOL and MySpace—record at least 336 billion data ‘events’ each month.
According to a recent report from Arbor Networks, Google alone controls 7% of the world’s Internet traffic.