Fast Stats: Numbers you can use
Number of tablets sold worldwide in 2011, according to
Gartner Research. Of that number, Apple's iPad, which runs on the tech giant's iOS operating system, made up 73.4 percent of sales. In comparison, tablets running Google's Android operating system accounted for 17.3 percent of 2011 sales (up 3 points from 2010). Gartner predicts Apple maintaining a stark lead in tablet sales through 2014, with Apple and Android beginning to equalize in 2015 (though with Apple still leading slightly). Gartner Research Vice President Carolina Milanesi says when it comes to overall quality, it's no contest: "Apple delivers a superior and unified user experience across its hardware, software and services," she said in a press release. "Unless competitors can respond with a similar approach, challenges to Apple's position will be minimal."
Source: Gartner Research (gartner.com)
The number of weeks Kathryn Stockett's novel "The Help" has been on The New York Times' Best Sellers list. "The Help" has been on the list longer than any other novel on the list. "A Game of Thrones" by George R.R. Martin is the runner up with 22 weeks on the list.
Source: The New York Times (nytimes.com)
If all the copies of "Steve Jobs," Walter Isaacson's biography of the late Apple CEO, were stacked, the pile would be taller than Mt. Everest. In the first week of sale alone, Isaacson's tome flew off retailers' shelves, selling more than 379,000 copies. Amazon concluded at the end of December that all the copies of that 630-page volume would stack higher than the world's tallest mountain. Ironically, when interviewed by The New York Times in 2008, Jobs, in predicting that Amazon's Kindle e-reader would fail, surmised: "People don't read anymore," and "Forty percent of the people in the U.S. read one book or less last year." Guess we know which book they're reading. And for those who aren't reading at all, Aaron Sorkin is considering converting the book to a movie. Jobs' life after death continues to reach new heights.
Source: WebProNews (webpronews.com)