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Posts Tagged ‘Europe’

Browser wars revisited

web browsers

The “Browser Wars” is an ongoing struggle between three, maybe four actors.

Last year, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer each dominated two regions of the world.

Now, Internet Explorer and Safari keep losing ground, and one browser strengthens its claim to the web browsing throne. Which browser that is comes as no surprise, but some other developments may.

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The top 100 web hosting countries

world-internetLast week we showed that the top 1 million web sites in the world were hosted in almost 8,000 different cites. If these cities were evenly distributed across the world, there would be about 40 cities in each nation, but is that really the case?

Following up our own 2012 study, we present this year’s survey of the top 100 web hosting countries. What do you think the major developments were since last year?

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internet users time zoneWe know there are around 2.4 billion Internet users in total in the world, but did you ever wonder how many of them that are awake when you are? We did.

For example, if you live in central Europe you share time zone with millions of people in Africa. And if you live in Australia, chances are you check the morning news on your tablet at the same time as many others in Japan.

We did the same study a few years ago. Now we’re back with the latest data, more information, and  we hope you will like it.

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asia internet speeds

It should come as no surprise that the world’s fastest Internet connection speeds can be found in Asia, with Hong Kong offering an impressive 54.1 Mbps, the fastest in the world. But would you believe us if we said that the world’s slowest connection speeds can also be found in Asia? How is that possible, you ask? Read on for all the numbers.

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Report from Velocity Europe day 3

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Last night we returned to the Pingdom HQ from Velocity Europe and we’d like to give you a glimpse of what went on yesterday during the last day of the event. As with the previous two days, it was a day packed of interesting talks and presentations, lots of great conversations with people, and too many thoughts and impressions to mention.

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Report from Velocity Europe day 2

velocity pingdom

Our second day at Velocity Europe, which is really the first official day, has wrapped up and we wanted to give you a glimpse of what happened. Although much of this we have already reported on Facebook and Twitter, we still wanted to collect it in one place.

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Report from Velocity Europe day 1

pingdom velocity

Day one of Velocity Europe is over and we wanted to bring you a quick wrap-up of what’s been going on. If you’ve followed us on Twitter and Facebook throughout the day you’re probably already up to date with events but let’s see if there was something you missed.

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State of the tablet market (a.k.a. The Tablet Wars)

tablet war

Apple has been dominating the tablet market ever since the company released the iPad, so calling the current situation a tablet war might be a bit overly dramatic. But things are heating up. The number of Android-based tablets is growing, and now even Google itself has joined the fray with the Nexus 7.

What is the current standing in this “tablet war,” and how does it differ across the world? Luckily, we can get an idea by using data from StatCounter. Their data is based on web usage (visitor stats from 3+ million websites), so it will represent the tablets actively used to surf the web.

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us flag

It should come as no surprise that the United States is the world leader in hosting websites. But just how many of the world’s top sites are hosted in the US? Following our study of web hosting in Africa, we now broaden the perspective and can announce that 43% of the world’s top 1 million websites are hosted in the United States.

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Facebook’s amazing growth potential

Facebook

Earlier this week we studied what countries around the world had lost and gained the most Facebook users over the past 6 months. With Facebook going public today, we thought we’d take a quick look at where the social network has the greatest potential for growth.

So we posed this question: what if Facebook had the same penetration in Africa and Asia as it does in Europe and North America? How many users would the social network have then?

The numbers are pretty staggering.

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