A peek inside GOOGLE [infographic]

November 29, 2011 |  by  |  Internet, Tech  |  No Comments
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Everyone knows google is a power house. Although I am a loyal safari user, I am so pro gmail its ridiculous, could gchat for days, have more subscriptions on google reader than i can keep track of and last but not least, have google as my homepage. And I know i’m not alone. Which is why the 29.3 billion dollar revenue last year alone is shocking, but not THAT shocking.

What is shocking is that 29.3 billion dollars is more than the GDP of the 28 poorest companies combined. That blows my mind! google is rich enough to take over a continent of poor countries. And even with all of google’s services, products etc., 97% of revenue in 2010 came from advertisements. Some of this comes specifically from AdWords. AdWords target specific, shady customers like the Canadian pharmacies selling prescription pills to Americans.

Another out of this world fact is that that google is visited by a billion visitors monthly, collectively spending 380,265.167 years on google each month! Sadly, I think i contribute to this in a big way with all of the googling and google reading I do each day! [Via]

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Cyber Monday [infographic]

November 28, 2011 |  by  |  eCommerce  |  1 Comment
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MONDAY! MONDAY! MONDAY! As it turns out Daily Infographic and Cyber Monday have something in common, most of the views/shopping take place while you are at work. You lazy good for nothings, what am I paying you for? Anyway if you’ve never heard of it, Cyber Monday is like the Black Friday of the internet. Black Friday of course being the Friday after Thanksgiving when everyone goes out shopping at an indecent hour for some pretty good retail savings. Violence has become a regular part of the frenzied event, this year including a woman pepper spraying fellow shoppers for an advantage as well as a men shooting a gun to intimidate shoppers. To read more about some of the Black Friday violence check out this article.

Cyber Monday is a relatively new thing having begun in 2004, however it’s youth has not stopped it from growing in popularity. In 2010 the average transaction was $195 up from the 2008 average of $130. Last year’s Cyber Monday also saw a record amount of total money spent the total coming in at $1.03 billion. If you want to save the money, but were too lazy to get up this past Friday you may want to check out some Cyber Monday deals. [via]

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Is Google Making us E-tards? [infographic]

November 27, 2011 |  by  |  eCommerce, Education, Internet, Tech  |  12 Comments
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While recently at a friendly gathering of young hooligans, I found myself engaged in a lighthearted debate on how the advent of the internet is affecting the brains of the youth.

I must confess, despite having done little research on the subject, I had already made conclusions of my own based on personal experience.

My opinion was (and still is) that the internet is ultimately expanding the possibilities of innovation for the coming generations. It is a catalyst for open communication and will provide us with mental framework that will propel the geniuses of our time forward with more vigor than ever before.

The person I was talking to did not agree with my somewhat sunny view of the internet. She said that the invention was making people dependent on it as an extension of their brains, and leaving little room for new ideas or improvisation.

In fairness, there is ample evidence for both conclusions in current events and our daily lives. So here’s the dish on the estimated effects of Google, a favorite gateway for internet users worldwide. [Via]

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Beautiful Problems [infographic]

November 26, 2011 |  by  |  Health  |  3 Comments
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As the old saying goes, beauty is skin deep. Since middle school, I’ve seen girls, and even some guys, cling to the lipsticks and blushes and eyeshadows. These “beauty” products are considered to be the gateway between us and the hottie across the room. But beware. A simple spritz of perfume can ultimately lead to your demise.

The infographic states that our skin absorbs around 60 percent of any product we use. The infographic also states that the average woman wears close to 515 chemicals a day. When applying any beauty product, the first thing that comes to mind isn’t the damage it will do. It’s hard to believe that something advertised to be helpful and to increase appeal is actually more harmful than most. Some deodorants and nasal sprays contain aluminum and your toothpaste could actually suppress your immune system. One way to protect yourself is by checking the labels. Try to stay away from artificial fragrance, color, and mineral oils.

Read the infographic below and decided if attracting that hottie is worth it. [Via]

 

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Microprocessors in Our Smart World [infographic]

November 25, 2011 |  by  |  Internet, Tech  |  No Comments
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Everything has a computer inside of it now. Cars, appliances, you name it, but do you remember life before all of these microprocessors came into play? It doesn’t seem much different than today besides the fact that everything is a little bit easier. Whether it is getting somewhere using a GPS or just free-styling a soda at the neighborhood McDonald’s, tiny computers are helping us all along the way.

This year, the microprocessor celebrates its 40th birthday. Today, thanks to the microprocessor, we live in a smart world, can do smart things and make smart choices. This infographic takes a look at how these tiny embedded computers really shape our world. [Test Drive a Microprocessor]

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