Archive for July, 2011

New figures show growth in online shopping

Friday, July 29th, 2011

A Sydney Morning Herald article has some new figures showing strong growth in online shopping.

Data analytics company Quantium has revealed that there is a 20 per cent annual increase in the number of people who shop online.

The makeup of these shoppers? 40% are over 45, while those aged under 25 account for only 15% of total transactions.



Will Google+ threaten Facebook?

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Edward F. Moltzen over at has posted his thoughts on Google+ and the impact it may have on Facebook. If you’ve been hearing about Google+ but still aren’t sure what exactly it is this article is well worth a read. It explores a lot of the new features Google is planning to bring to social networking.

Check it out here.

Australian’s appetite for bandwidth grows

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

The Australian Communications and Media Authority released figures last week showing growth across the board in Australian’s internet usage.

Some of the key findings showed that in 2010,

  1. There was a 17% growth in internet subscribers from the previous year
  2. 29% more data was downloaded, about 18.8 gigabytes per user

You can find more numbers at



Google+ halts invites after ‘insane demand’

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Google+ is a social networking website designed by Google to compete with Facebook, and offers similar features such as news feeds, photos and status updates.

The service was unveiled on June 28 with an invite system, which Google has said has created “insane demand”, so much so they have decided to halt users from sending any more invites.

Google have not yet set a date for a full public roll out of the new social networking website.

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