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Africa’s ‘Cocoon’ Phase: Can Private Investors and Entrepreneurs Transform the Continent?

“Business as the Engine of African Economic Development,” was moderated by Wharton finance professor Richard Herring, who noted that “Five years ago, the title of this session would have been thought to be a lot more hopeful than true, but in fact some very interesting things have been happening.”…. <More>

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17 Social Shopping Sites Compared

“Take a look at 17 social shopping sites and look at the type of traffic and audience they attract.

Users of social shopping sites share information about products, deals and prices. Some allow you to create shopping lists that you can share with your friends. Recent data from Hitwise suggests that while social shopping only accounts for a small percentage of web activity, visitors to these sites increased by 477% over the course of a year. So just who make up the typical audience of these sites? From looking at the demographics, it seems that the audience covers a fairly wide spectrum”…. <More>

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Statistics: Knowledge Wealth of Nations Part 1

This website has amazing statistics that lists all nations. It is surprising to me for example that Cuba tops all Nations in educational spending…

#1   Guinea-Bissau: 86,430.675 per 1,000 people  2001 
#2   Gambia, The: 39,339.247 per 1,000 people  2001 
#3   Gabon: 35,699.28 per 1,000 people  2001 
#4   Serbia and Montenegro: 1,015.98 per 1,000 people  2001 
#5   Canada: 399.557 per 1,000 people  2001 
#6   Djibouti: 105.113 per 1,000 people  2005 
#7   Niger: 98.232 per 1,000 people  2005 
#8   Congo, Republic of the: 94.081 per 1,000 people  2005 
#9   Comoros: 91.474 per 1,000 people  2000 
#10   Burkina Faso: 90.868 per 1,000 people  2005 
#11   Mali: 82.307 per 1,000 people  2005 
#12   Sudan: 81.924 per 1,000 people  2000 
#13   Eritrea: 69.975 per 1,000 people  2005 
#14   Côte d’Ivoire: 69.499 per 1,000 people  2003 
#15   Burundi: 63.575 per 1,000 people  2005 
#16   Solomon Islands: 57.746 per 1,000 people  2003 
#17   Angola: 57.084 per 1,000 people  1998 
#18   Liberia: 55.924 per 1,000 people  2000 
#19   Namibia: 55.539 per 1,000 people  2005 
#20   Ghana: 51.072 per 1,000 people  2005 
#21   Mauritania: 42.436 per 1,000 people  2005 
#22   Rwanda: 41.278 per 1,000 people  2005 
#23   Pakistan: 40.464 per 1,000 people  2005 
#24   Mozambique: 40.391 per 1,000 people  2005 
#25   Maldives: 38.114 per 1,000 people  2005 

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Google’s Overall 2007 Global Hot Topic Queries

Google compiled the overall 2007 hot topic queries globally (and regionally for the year 2007 with some interesting trends…. <More>

 

Fastest Rising (Global)

1.   Iphone 2.  Badoo 3.   Facebook 4. Dailymotion 5.   Webkinz  

 

Fastest Falling (Global)

1.   World Cup* 2. Mozart 3.  Fifa 4.  Rebelde* 5.  Kazaa  

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Analysis: The Demographics of Gadgets

Interesting Stats on how gender choices play out when shopping for Christmnas-UK based … “We came across this interesting claim from John Lewis that it expects to sell more electrical goods to women than men for the first time this Christmas….. It is also interesting to look at the top 10 product search terms sending traffic to the electrical retailers that are most over indexed amongst men (eBuyer) and women (Asda Electricals). Boys, it seems, will always be boys (with their toys), while women have slightly different priorities. “….. <More>

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