Infrastructure sharing to save companies $60 bln by 2014

ABI Research finds that the worldwide combined OPEX and CAPEX savings from active infrastructure sharing could amount to as much as $60 bln over the next five year period. The study finds that operators could enjoy at least 40% cost savings in addition to those available from passive site sharing.

IEEE 802.15.4 semiconductors to grow 79.6% by 2014

The market for IEEE 802.15.4 semiconductors, in both consumer electronics and commercial markets, is set for significant growth over the next five years as the standard becomes the foundation for a host of applications and systems. That growth will see 802.15.4 chipset shipments grow from nearly 15 mln in 2008 to nearly 499 mln in 2014, a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 79.6% over the period, ABI Research says.

Demographics of Social Network Users

The percentage of online Americans in each demographic category who have a profile on a social network website:

All adults 35%
Sex
Men 35
Women 35
Age
18-24 75
25-34 57
35-44 30
45-54 19
55-64 10
65+ 7
Race
White, non-Hispanic 31
Black, non-Hispanic 43
Hispanic 48
Annual Household Income
Less than $30,000 45
$30,000 – $49,999 38
$50,000 – $74,999 30
$75,000 + 31
Education
Less than HS 43
HS grad 31
Some college 41
College grad 33
Locale
Urban 34
Suburban 26
Rural 23
Source: Pew Internet Project

Top video sites in Germany in December 2008

Property Videos (000) Share of Videos (%) Videos per Viewer
Total Audience 3,388,086 100.0% 118.8
Google Sites 1,711,577 50.5% 88.3
ProSiebenSat1 Sites 62,827 1.9% 9.7
Universal Music Group 55,950 1.7% 6.5
RTL Group Sites 34,414 1.0% 8.4
Megavideo.com 31,154 0.9% 15.1
Microsoft Sites 14,641 0.4% 5.9
Yahoo! Sites 12,169 0.4% 8.0
Sport1 online 11,963 0.4% 33.6
Dailymotion.com 10,500 0.3% 8.6
Viacom Digital 8,426 0.2% 7.0
Source: comScore