Daily Archives: May 17, 2012

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U.S. Innovation Economy at a Crossroads – Infographic

If you ask an average American whether they’re happy about the sluggish economic recovery, many would answer with a resounding “no.” Put the same question to a startup owner in the white-hot technology sector, however, and you’ll probably get a much warmer response.

About 72% of startups reported optimism about the economy this year in a study conducted by Silicon Valley Bank. Compare that to the 71% of Americans who rated economic conditions as poor and 58% who said their own economic condition would be better off a year from now in a recent USA Today/Gallup poll, and you’ll discover there’s an above-average optimistic tone amongst the startup community…Read More

Thumbnail image courtesy of iStockphoto, lisegagne

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Facebook IPO Compared To Other Tech Giants – Infographic

Perhaps you’ve heard of a scrappy startup called Facebook. It’s some sort of website that lets you annoy your friends and stalk your high school crush.

If all goes according to plan, the company will hit the public market Friday with an estimated valuation just north of $100 billion. For an eight-year-old network that brought in less than $4 billion last year, that might seem a little…what’s the word?…crazy…Read More

Sources: Company filings, NASDAQ.com, macobserver.com, statista

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The Space Economy – Modern Gold Rush – Infographic

Asteroid mining is now being touted as the next frontier for minerals and with big name backers such as James Cameron and Google it could be the next gold rush. Planetary Resources hired us to create an infographic for them explaining how these asteroids rich in minerals and ores will be harvested. The Space Economy…

This infographic design was published on Forevergeek.com

Source: infographiclabs.com

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Restaurant Goers Rely on Online Reviews – Infographic

In the digital age, finding a scrumptious meal or delectable dessert is only a few clicks away. Food review sites and apps like Yelp and Foodspotting make eating well superbly easy.

Before setting foot outside, about 45% of consumers have already chosen where to eat with the help of an online dining guide. Online reviews are a huge decider of what’s for dinner — 57% of patrons rely on them…Read More

Source: Infographic created by the National Restaurant Association

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Total Gadget Immersion – The New Nanny – Infographic

Gadgets such as smartphones and tablets are becoming more and more embedded in kids’ lives. From middle schoolers with smartphones to babies who are comfortable with an iPad but can’t work a magazine, many children today grow up as true digital natives. And parents are catching on that gadgets can help control and distract their little rugrats.

According to one study, nearly a quarter of parents have given their kid a smartphone, iPod or iPad to keep them busy while they take care of business. Nearly 40% of kids aged eight and under have used tablets or smartphones in some capacity. And tablet usage by kids aged 12 and under rose nearly 10 percent from last summer to fall, according to another survey…Read More

Source: Schools.com, Mashable.com