NUMBERS REPORT: WATCHING TV ON YOUR PHONE

According to IPG Media Lab, TV viewers in the 18 to 24 age group are trending toward getting their shows on something else. About 20 percent mainly watch TV on their smartphone, 15 percent watch it on a tablet, and just 10 percent watch an actual TV. The remainder watch TV on a computer.

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HOW MANY CELL PHONES

There are approximately seven billion people in the world, and six billion of them have cell phones.

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WHO’S PARANOID?

According to a Reason-Rupe poll of more than 1,000 adults, 61 percent said they don’t trust Facebook “at all,” 48 percent said they don’t trust Google “at all;” and 41 percent don’t trust their cell phone provider “at all,” no matter who it is. Forty-five percent also said they don’t trust the IRS (which is perfectly understandable). Interestingly, the IRS and other government agencies rated higher in trust than most web services. More info at Reason.com/poll.

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NUMBERS REPORT: ANDROID TABLETS VERSUS THE IPAD

More Android-based tablets than Apple iPads shipped in the second quarter. But iPad revenue still beats Android revenue, since they’re more expensive. The majority of tablets sold this year have been in the smaller, seven-inch screen size. The new iPad Air ships in November.  

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THE NUMBERS REPORT

According to research firm Flurry Analytics, there are more than 700,000 apps. Here’s how they’re used:

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THE NUMBERS REPORT

We listen to online radio nearly every day but still enjoy our FM radio stations. Turns out we’re not alone. Ninety-three percent of teens and adults use old fashioned radio, according to a Pew Research report. Though online radio use has surged from 28 percent to 56 percent of the population, it’s still common to flip on a regular radio station. Regular TV use is even more common. Some 98 percent of us watch TV the ordinary way at least some of the time, in addition to whatever devices bring us the online version.

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YOU ON FACEBOOK

Over a million people have used a free tool from the mathematics giant, Wolfram Alpha, to find out interesting things about their Facebook account. Joy’s report showed the average length of her posts was 5.6 words, her percentage of female Facebook friends was 72 percent, her oldest Facebook friend was 90 and her youngest was 21. The report also listed the friends with the most mutual friends. Start at WolframAlpha.com/facebook. If you don’t already have a Wolfram Alpha account, you’ll have to register but it doesn’t take long and it’s free. There are other neat things there: Wolfram’s main calculator tool is a great way to find out answers to quantitative questions, like, “how much would a ton of gold […]

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EXCEL TIPS HELPED HIM KEEP HIS JOB

Udemy.com/blog/excel-formulas/ includes spreadsheet tips, like: “10 Excel Formulas that Helped Me Keep My Job.”

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NUMBERS REPORT

We thought the point of a mobile device is to move around with it, but according to a Nielsen study, when people watch TV and videos on their phones, they’re usually at home. Netflix and Hulu are the most watched services.

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CHECKING YOUR PHONE 150 TIMES A DAY

Over 1.55 billion people have smartphones, up 30 percent over last year, according to analyst Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caulfield Byers. And they check those phones 150 times a day.

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