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Kaggle: making data science a sport
Kaggle is a platform for data prediction competitions that allows organizations to post their data and have it scrutinized by the world's best data scientists. In exchange for a prize, winning competitors provide the algorithms that beat all other methods of solving a data crunching problem. Most data problems can be framed as a competition.
convergence  openinnovation  analytics  competition  data  datamining  statistics 
june 2012 by dunc
Internet 2011 in numbers
Websites
555 million – Number of websites (December 2011).
300 million – Added websites in 2011.
... nice round up of stats from around the internet.
convergence  infinitecontent  statistics  data 
april 2012 by dunc
The World in 2011: ICT Facts and Figures
The World in 2011: ICT Facts and Figures (pdf format) features end 2011 estimates for ITU’s key telecommunication/ICT indicators. The brochure, which was published on the occasion of ITU Telecom, on October 25th, 2011, highlights the latest global ICT facts and trends and includes figures on Internet use, fixed and mobile broadband subscriptions, international Internet bandwidth, home ICT access, and more."
convergence  leapfrogging  internet  mobile  statistics 
march 2012 by dunc
Sovereign wealth fund - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Countries with SWFs funded by commodities' exports, primarily oil and gas exports, totalled $2.7 trillion at the end of 2011. Non-commodity SWFs totalled $2.1 trillion. Non-commodity SWFs are typically funded by transfer of assets from official foreign exchange reserves, and in some cases from government budget surpluses and privatisation revenue. Asian countries account for the bulk of such funds. - includes table of value of SWF's
convergence  sovereignwealth  wiki  statistics 
february 2012 by dunc
50 Fascinating Facebook Facts And Figures | Jeffbullas's Blog
"Google is looking over its shoulder as Facebook grows at over 10 million users a month and sits currently at number two on web traffic rankings according to Alexa.com." stats on facebook at end of 2011
convergence  infinitecontent  facebook  statistics  socialmedia 
january 2012 by dunc
Stats: The Age of the Internet of Things Has Dawned: Tech News and Analysis «
"The nation’s two largest carriers added more connected devices last quarter than postpaid subscriptions, according to data released this morning by Chetan Sharma, a wireless analyst. Carriers added 2.6 million connected devices and 1.2 million contract customers. "
iot  internetofthings  US  statistics 
april 2011 by dunc
Statistics | Facebook
"More than 500 million active users, 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day, Average user has 130 friends, People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook and Average user creates 90 pieces of content each month" stats for facebook usage at july 2010
convergence  infinitecontent  facebook  statistics 
august 2010 by dunc
Facebook: Facts, Figures & Statistics For 2010 | Digital Buzz Blog
"I thought I’d throw up another great social media infographic / visualisation / chart or what ever you want to call them! This time it’s on Facebook Statistics for 2010, showcasing things like total users, global reach, mobile usage .etc along with a pretty cool timeline of the key milestones in Facebook’s history so far." interesting timeline vis of facebook activity since 2004
convergence  infinitecontent  facebook  infographics  statistics  visualization  socialnetworks 
august 2010 by dunc
Show Us a Better Way: What public data is already available?
To give the more technically minded some raw material and a headstart on getting any prototypes up and running, we have brought together here a huge quantity of information for reuse.
uk  statistics  government  gis  data  convergence  geoweb  locationawareness 
october 2008 by dunc
The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete
Sixty years ago, digital computers made information readable. Twenty years ago, the Internet made it reachable. Ten years ago, the first search engine crawlers made it a single database. Now Google and like-minded companies are sifting through the most measured age in history, treating this massive corpus as a laboratory of the human condition.
convergence  nbic  dataenergy  cloudcomputing  google  wired  research  statistics 
september 2008 by dunc
UNdata
The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) - UN statistical databases through a single entry point. Users can now search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN system.
statistics  data  un  visualization  foresight 
april 2008 by dunc
Home - Doing Business - The World Bank Group
The Doing Business project...
provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 178 countries and selected cities at the subnational and regional level. (via Alice Clarke)
business  statistics  data 
april 2008 by dunc
ICT Statistics
As the UN specialized agency for telecommunications, ITU collects the most comprehensive range of statistics on Information and Communication Technology penetration, accessibility and use.
data  mobile  research  statistics  convergence 
february 2008 by dunc
IMF Data Mapper
info on GDP growth globally since 1980 in interactive graph format
data  statistics  visualization 
november 2007 by dunc
National Statistics Online
Free access to data produced by the Office for National Statistics, government departments and devolved administrations.
data  demographics  uk  government  statistics  convergence 
october 2007 by dunc
HISTPOP.ORG - Home
The Online Historical Population Reports (OHPR) collection provides online access to the complete British population reports for Britain and Ireland from 1801 to 1937.
demographics  uk  statistics  convergence 
october 2007 by dunc
Gapminder - Gapcast - now in your IPod
Subscribe to Gapcast from Gapminder and get them straight into you IPod.
gapminder  data  statistics  demographics 
october 2007 by dunc

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