Facebook remains the absolute market leader and now powers more than 51 percent of all social logins in North America. Google is the second most popular service, but at 31 percent in North America, it remains far behind Facebook.
Seventy-six percent of marketers say big data is important to success, but most aren’t using it to make informed decisions, “trusting [their] gut” instead.
Aside from the 21 percent of sites that loaded in less than four seconds, 31 percent of the sites took between eight and 48 seconds to load. The remaining 48 percent of sites had a load time between four and eight seconds. The mean load time for the sites was 7.95 seconds, and the median time was 5.82 seconds. The speediest responsive site clocked a .54 second load time, and the heaviest responsive site took 48.08 seconds to load.
#FridayFunFact: LinkedIn announced Friday it has reached 300 million registered users, a jump from 277 million members at the beginning of the year. LinkedIn announced the 200 million user milestone in January 2013, which means the company has added an average of 6.6 million new users per month over the past 15 months.
Impressive growth (and absolute numbers) for LinkedIn. Their mobile growth and focus is also to be congratulated:
LinkedIn is growing, and the company plans to continue doing so with mobile as a focus. LinkedIn is growing, and the company plans to continue doing so with mobile as a focus. LinkedIn expects that 50% of its user traffic will come via mobile by the end of 2014, and recently added an Android app for SlideShare in an effort to build out its mobile offerings. The site already receives more than 50% of its traffic via mobile from countries like Costa Rica, Malaysia, Singapore and the UK, according to a LinkedIn blog post.
(frm: LinkedIn Hits 300 Million Users Amid Mobile Push)
Intel’s challenge in the internet of things will be directed at building an array of products with each optimized for different variables at price points that make sense for tiny devices.