Daily Archives: September 4, 2012

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NOKIA Evolution Or Comeback? The New Lumia Windows 8 Phone – Infographic

Nokia is set to announce the next-generation of its Lumia line of smartphones a press event Wednesday morning in New York.

The announcement is likely to center around the company’s first Windows Phone 8 handset(s). More than just a simple software update, Windows Phone 8 supports a number of hardware enhancements from current Windows Phone devices, including support for higher–resolution screens, microSD expansion slots and near-field communication (NFC), which can be used for mobile payments.

Nokia launched its first mobile phone — the Mobira Talkman –- in 1984. Weighing just over 11 pounds, the phone was revolutionary for its time. A little over 20 years later, in 2005, the company introduced its first multimedia smartphones, and in 2011 it introduced the Lumia line, the first Windows Phone handsets.

Check out the infographic below for a look back at Nokia from 1984 to today.

Source: Mashable.com, Nokia

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Gangnam Style, The Rise Of K-Pop – Infographic

You’re probably at least somewhat familiar by now with “Gangnam Style,” the baroque and bizarre Korean music video that’s become a viral mega-hit on YouTube and been viewed more than 100 million times since July 15. If not, here’s a quick recap: PSY, a rapper-singer type, emotes and dances around for some four minutes to an aggressively hypnotic techno track while surrounded at different times by horses, beautiful women, a carousel, commuters and old people.

(The video is so out there you’re probably better off just watching for yourself here. And if that’s not enough, here’s a parody starring a giant duck.)

But while “Gangnam Style” does possess an undeniable odd appeal, most people probably aren’t familiar with the video beyond its visceral assault on the ears and eyes. This infographic is here to help. Put together by the British design firm Neo Mammalian Studios, it breaks down the “Gangnam Style” phenomenon and the video’s social reach.

In addition to having surpassed 100 million views on YouTube, the video has been tweeted more than 780,000 times and received over 260,000 Facebook Likes. The 34-year-old PSY now leads pop superstars Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen atop the list of YouTube’s current most popular music videos.

But “Gangnam Style” also has some deeper meaning that most stupified YouTube viewers are probably unaware of. The title refers to the affluent Gangnam district of Seoul, South Korea, and is meant to poke fun at the area’s outsized influence.

Source: Mashable.com, Neo Mammalian Studio

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The Battle For Smartphone Supremacy – Infographic

How often do you use your smartphone to peruse a website? According to a recent survey, over the course of the past year visits to leading ecommerce websites from consumers’ mobile devices have skyrocketed. And the battle for smartphone supremacy is intensifying.

The infographic below illustrates the direction in which the mobile commerce is headed, and shows the race between iPhone and Android.

Digital marketing technology company Monetate issued the report from which this information is extracted. The report analyzed more than 100 million online shopping experiences to come up with the data below.

Have you shopped more frequently from your mobile device in the past year?

Source: Mashable.com, Monetate

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The Growth Of United States E-commerce – Infographic

The Evolution of Ecommerce is supported by Litle & Co., the payment processing and intelligence platform that drives more efficient and profitable relationships between consumers and the digital brands they’ve come to love.

Between now and 2016, be prepared to spend an average of $1,472 per year online shopping. Right now, U.S. consumers hover somewhere around $1,200-$1,300 per year, but that number will increase by 44%, to $1,738, by 2016.

Now, keep in mind that includes all kinds of online shopping: groceries, daily deals, vacations, clothing, etc. Still, as traditionally brick-and-mortar businesses (such as travel agencies and fashion labels) transition to the web, we’ll be faced with little other option than to spend, spend, spend.

And which industry is sweeping up the cash? An online sales forecast by eMarketer projects that sales of e-retail items, like apparel and accessories, will grow by 16.4%, making it the the fastest growing industry among nine major categories.

The infographic above, created by Baynote, curated consumer data and trends to produce a projection on the future of ecommerce.

Source: Mashable.com, Baynote

China To Become The Largest Smartphone Market In 2012 – Infographic

China to Become the Largest Smartphone Market in 2012
This chart shows the five largest smartphone markets, based on their share of global smartphone shipments.

Source: Statista