Daily Archives: September 20, 2012

Numbers Around Smartphones And Apple’s iPhone 5 Launch – Infographic

Stats and facts around the impact smartphones have had on the world. It is estimated that Apple will sell $250 million iPhone 5 units, generating $144 billion in revenue, $77 billion in gross profit and $27 billion in net income.

Source: Visual.ly, Protect Your Bubble

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Millenials And the Elections – Infographic

Why do Millennials vote? What do they care about? Where do the get their news? And most importantly, who would they rather be stranded on a deserted island with? We posed these questions, and more, to Millennials in our 8095 PluggedIN community.

Source: Visual.ly, Edelman Berland

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America’s Crumbling Infrastructure – Infographic

In 2009, the American Society of Civil Engineers issued a report card for the state of U.S. infrastructure. The overall grade was a D, with roads and water management systems earning a D-. Today, it’s not much better. To say that America’s infrastructure, our roads, bridges, sewers, and transportation systems, is crumbling has become something of a cliche.

We may complain about potholes and traffic, but few Americans actually have perspective on how much there is yet to be done.

We may not include infrastructure as one of the most pressing issues of the election, but as the graph above demonstrates, we probably should. 78 billion dollars in revenue and time LOST because our government prefers to bicker over gay marriage and birth control? Shameful.

Infrastructure has been grossly underfunded for decades, and it’s hurting our competitive edge in the global marketplace. This funding comes largely from taxpayer dollars, so before you vote this year, it’s a good idea to know where your party stands on both taxes and infrastructure funding…Not what they SAY they’ll do in speeches, but what their platform actually outlines.

Source: care2.com,