December 14, 2017

Revised Report: How Much Money Does the U.S. Federal Government Spend on Info Products and Services?

Many answers (with actual numbers) in the recently revised report embedded below. Title: Federal Government Strategic Sourcing Of Information Products And Services A Report Prepared by the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress Under an Agreement with the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK), Library of Congress Revised: April 2012 From the Preface: This report […]

Using Wolfram|Alpha to Access and Analyze Census Data

C. Alan Joyce from Wolfram|Alpha has a terrific post (the first in a series) about using the wonderful computational reference resource to analyze data (comparisons, chart, etc.) from the American Community Survey (U.S. Census). The post includes background, screenshots, and plenty examples of what’s possible when you utilize Wolfram|Alpha. Here are a few examples: Population […]

Flurry Reports on Emerging Trends in Mobile Apps: Video Sharing Apps Are Hot!

From a Flurry Blog Post: This report reveals emerging trends in mobile app category usage.  By studying how consumer time is shifting across app categories, we provide an early, clear demand signal.  In other words, we see where consumers are spending an increasing amount of time in apps beyond Games and Social Networking to show […]

Updated Statistics from Nielsen: Mobile Operating System Share & Demographics

From a Nielsen Wire Blog Post: In March 2012, a majority (50.4%) of U.S. mobile subscribers owned smartphones, up from 47.8 percent in December 2011. Consumers purchasing new phones picked smartphones more often, and among smartphone owners Apple was the top manufacturer of smartphone handsets, while Android was the top smartphone OS. Who makes up […]

New Report from Pew Internet: “Just-In-Time Information Through Mobile Connections”

From the Overview The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has documented some of the ways that people perform just-in-time services with their cell phones. A new nationally representative survey by the Pew Internet Project has found additional evidence of this just-in-time phenomenon. Some 70% of all cell phone owners and 86% of […]

Link Rot: Georgetown Law Library Finds 38 Percent of Online Documents Disappear from Web Pages Within Five Years

From the Georgetown Law School (via Free Government Information): The Georgetown Law Library and members of the Chesapeake Digital Preservation Group have released new data that shows within a five-year period, nearly 38 percent of online legal reports and web pages preserved through the library’s efforts have disappeared from their original web addresses. “The results […]

New Stats: “Cross-Platform Report: How We Watch From Screen to Screen”

The Q4 2011 Cross-Platform Report from Nielsen is now available online. You can register (free) to download the full text. A summary blog post and infographic are also available. Game Consoles Now in Nearly Half of TV Homes Consoles have become strategically positioned as a secondary gateway to TV content, and can now be found […]

New Statistics from Pew Internet: “Teens & Online Video”

From the Report’s Overview: In a survey of 799 teens conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project between April 19 and July 14, 2011, the teens were asked about a number of online behaviors. The results for video-oriented activities are reported here. Among the findings: 37% of internet users ages 12-17 […]

Yahoo Releases Survey Findings About Americans and Their Tablets

Tablet computers are quickly becoming the tool many use to access the web, play games, and the preferred tool to read ebooks. Here are some new survey results that Yahoo has made available that look at tablet usage and users in the United States. via Yahoo Andecdotal: A recent Yahoo survey reveals some interesting tablet […]

Business Reference: Number of New Firms Continues to Slide, According to New Census Bureau Data

From the Kauffman Foundation: Building on a long-term trend, the nation’s business startup rate fell below 8 percent for the first time in 2010, marking the lowest point on record for new firm births. New firms as a percentage of all firms continued a steady downward trend in 2010 – going from a high of […]