Category: Statistics

The industry of inequality: why the world is obsessed with private security (The Guardian)

  “The global market for private security services, which include private guarding, surveillance and armed transport, is now worth an estimated $180bn (£140bn), and is projected to grow to $240bn by 2020. This far outweighs the total international aid budget to end global poverty ($140bn a year) – and the GDPs ...

The age of tech: data is now truly the new oil – and still mostly unregulated

I just ran across this pretty amazing stat from Statista: the age of tech. Tech companies are now officially richer than oil / fossil fuel companies. I’ve been saying this for a while but it’s good to finally see some real stats on this concept. Note that while oil companies ...

Mary Meeker's 2015 Internet Trends: great food for thought and a goldmine of intel

Every year, Mary Meeker delivers her masterpieces – the latest one is here. 2015 Internet Trends Report from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers   Here are some key moments and my comments: So true – we are going beyond software as means-to-an-end; now great software has to be an experience and egg-on ...

Interesting Chart: Global Trust Levels In Business And Governments (via Statista), my 2 cents

80 percent of people surveyed in 27 markets across the globe distrust their governments, businesses or both, according to Edelman’s 2015 Trust Barometer. Looking at several key countries in the survey, distrust is most rampant in Britain, France, Germany, Russia and the United States….In Russia, 54 percent of people trust ...

Interesting Chart: Nearly 36 Million People Live In Modern Slavery (via Statista)

Walk Frees Global Slavery Index defines slavery as people forced into labor, debt bondage, trafficking, sexual exploitation for money and forced or servile marriage and there are nearly 36 million of them across the globe. Thats 0.5 percent of the worlds population. 17.5 million people are living in slavery in ...

• Chart: People Rarely Unplug From Technology (via Statista)

Not surprising but still pretty amazing… I wonder if this is different in Europe? These days, people are addicted to their smartphones, tablets and laptops. 43 percent of people in the United States never unplug from technology – phones buzz with social network updates while they sleep or vibrate in pockets ...

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