“THE BUZZ” – Week of 06/06/2011

25 Million iPads Sold in Past 14 Months

Alex Kenney

At the World Wide Developer Conference, some amazing statistics were released that further confirm the overwhelming success of iOS devices, including the fact that 25 million iPads were sold in the last 14 months since the product launched. Overall, Apple has sold over 200 million iOS devices to date.

Apple iCloud Includes Music Service

Jill Krumsick

Apple has announced its latest music offerings, coming this fall: iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match. With iTunes in the Cloud, users can store all their purchased music in the cloud and download it to all their devices at no additional charge. And iTunes Match allows for cloud storage of up to 25,000 tracks ripped from CDs for a $25 annual fee.

Most Twitter Users Access Service From Their Phones, Study Says

Colin Hogan

Among U.S. adults who go online, 13 percent use Twitter – and more than half (54 percent) of these people access the popular social media service with their mobile phone, according to new research from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. The report also reveals some interesting details about the demographics of Twitter users. For instance, 25 percent of adult African-Americans who use the Internet are on Twitter, as are 19 percent of Hispanic Americans, compared with only 9 percent of whites.

Most Sharing Happens Via Facebook

Scott Luther

A new study released by ShareThis shows that 38 percent of shared links that are actually clicked have been spread through Facebook. Twitter and email trail with 17 percent apiece for clicked links, although links shared via Twitter are likely to be visited by more people than those shared by Facebook or email. Further, the study shows that 8 in 10 people will share content from only one category, whether it be politics, shopping, or entertainment.

Categories: Facebook, Industry, Mobile, New Technology, Social Media, Twitter

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