THE NUMBERS REPORT

  • According to Symantec Corp., 80 percent of all email in April was spam. The figure peaked at 87 percent at one point during the month. The web siteĀ Spamhaus.org, on the other hand, estimates that 90 percent of all email is spam. This past April marks the 30th anniversary of the first spam, which was sent by an employee at the since defunct Digital Equipment Corporation.
  • Electronic games and game machine purchases are the fastest growing area of web commerce. In fact, the growth is more than triple the rate for the next highest category: sports and fitness equipment.

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