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By the Numbers: 8 Amazing Shazam Statistics


When having a conversation about digital heavyweights, the odds are good that Shazam comes up all that often. Shazam is just one of those apps that we all have and generally take for granted. Since it doesn’t have the user-to-user interaction that social networks and messaging apps have, we don’t think about just how massive a user base Shazam has.

News came out this week that Shazam is adding new features like connectivity to music streaming services and popularity charts. Shazam is also rumored of late to be heading to an IPO. This news got me wondering what kind of usage an app like Shazam gets. What I found was pretty amazing….

By the Numbers: 12 Interesting Spotify Statistics (December 2014)

Spotify sure has grown up in a relatively short period of time. It seems like only yesterday that the rumors were swirling about this foreign music service that was looking to enter the U.S. To this news, many of us rolled our eyes and said “why do we need another music streaming service?”

Well, after a few years stateside, it appears that a bunch of people made the decision that they did indeed need another music streaming service and Spotify was the one.

You’ll Be Surprised at How Many Android Apps are Only Used Once (New and Updated Google Stats)


Without a doubt, the company that I had the most stats to get caught up on was Google. It is really difficult to keep up with Google stats given how many different measurable (and sizable) tentacles there are in the Google conglomerate. That said, last week’s quarterly earnings report gave me a good excuse to chip away at the log jam and get caught up a bit with Google stats.

Here are just a few of the many Google stats either added or updated in this round. As always, see the bottom of this post for links to all of my Google posts for hundreds more stats.

How Many People Now Use Facebook on a Mobile Device? (New and Updated Facebook Stats)


For digital stat geeks, Facebook’s quarterly earnings report and ensuing conference call are always something to look forward to and last week’s reports certainly did not disappoint. I spent a little quality time with my various Facebook stat posts over the weekend and got added/updated everything from the reports, along with other stats that I have put aside recently. The result is a bunch of new and updated stats on each of the posts.

Below are a few of the new and updated Facebook stats from this round. For hundreds more, please check out each of the posts linked at the bottom of this post.

How To: Motivate Your Employees (Infographic)

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With the job market heating up and a dramatic, millennial-led shift in workplace attitudes and expectations, building a strong, positive culture has become a very challenging imperative for employers.

Back in the day, employees were motivated by the prospects of working their way up the corporate ladder and earning potential monetary rewards. It was not uncommon for employees to stay at one place for many years, if not their entire careers. That has all changed.