January 21, 2022

Reference: Higher Education: AAUP Releases 2011-2012 Faculty Salary Survey

From the American Association of University Professors: A Very Slow Recovery: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2011–12, released today, is now available. The AAUP’s annual report has been an authoritative source of data on faculty salaries and compensation for decades. In addition to listing average salary by faculty rank and […]

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Reference: Census Bureau Releases New List/Maps of Urban Areas (Based on 2010 Census)

From the U.S. Census: The nation’s urban population increased by 12.1 percent from 2000 to 2010, outpacing the nation’s overall growth rate of 9.7 percent for the same period, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau released the new list of urban areas (XLS) today based on 2010 Census results. Urban areas — […]

Reference: New EIU/Citibank Report: The World's Most Competitive Cities

From a Summary: A new Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) research report, commissioned by Citi, reveals that New York, London and Singapore rank first, second and third in competitiveness, out of 120 of the world’s major cities. Released today, the report, entitled Hot Spots, ranks the most competitive cities in the world for their demonstrated ability […]

Reference: Lists & Rankings: Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2012

via Billboard: As the concert business rebounded in 2011, touring remained the biggest source of income for the top earners in the U.S. music business. Billboard’s sixth annual Money Makers ranking includes veteran road warriors U2, Kenny Chesney and Bon Jovi, as well as other artists emerging in recent years as A-list arena headliners, from […]

Fast Facts: Top 5 Manufacturers of Tablet Computers in 2011

Direct to List/Market Share (AP via ABC News) Data Provided by IHS iSuppli 1. Apple 62% Market Share Maker of iPad 40.5 million shipped worldwide 2. Samsung 9% Market Share Maker of Galaxy Line 6.1 million shipped 3. Amazon.com 6% Market Share Maker of Kindle Fire 3.9 million 4. Barnes and Noble Maker of Nook […]

United Nations Releases 2012 E-Government Survey (Full Text), Country Rankings Updated

From the United Nations: The Division for Public Administration and Development Management, DPADM, [has released] its E-Government Survey 2012: E-Government for the People. The 2012 Survey sheds light on the global state of e-government development and provides options on how best to move forward. Direct to Full Text Survey (160 pages; PDF) Numerous figures and […]

Reference: Bloomberg Launches Global Daily Billionaires Ranking

Direct to Bloomberg World’s Billionaire Index The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world’s 20 richest people. In calculating net worth, we strive to provide the most transparent estimates available. Each Bloomberg Billionaire profile contains a detailed analysis of how that person’s fortune has been tallied. The index is a dynamic measure […]

Reference: Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2012

From an Economist Intelligence Unit Announcement: According to the latest Worldwide Cost of Living Survey, published by the Economist Intelligence Unit, London sits among the twenty most expensive cities in the world. Manchester, the other UK city in the report, lies in 53rd place in the ranking of over 130 cities. Even though inflation levels […]

New Rankings: The Top 10 Books Borrowed at UK Libraries 2010-2011

From Public Lending Right: Thrillers and crime novels by American writers dominate the Top 10 list of the Most Borrowed Titles from UK libraries, according to annual data released today by Public Lending Right (PLR) on the eve of National Libraries Day. The UK’s Most Borrowed Title of 2010/2011 was “The Lost Symbol” by Dan […]