Ted’s Tubes: E-Commerce Trillions, Amazon Tax Update and Google, Twitter Transparency

Global E-Commerce Sales Surpasses $1 Trillion A report by eMarketer states that global e-commerce sales have surpassed $1 trillion for the first time in 2012.  Total sales will reach $1.3 trillion in 2013 led by the big four – United States ($385B); China ($181B); United Kingdom ($142B) and Japan ($140B).   China’s market has tripled…

Ted’s Tubes: Backpage Backlash, Broadband Speed and The Million Dollar Free Movie

Village Voice Media Under Increased Pressure to Drop Backpage Sex Ads Two years ago State Attorney Generals pressured Craigslist to drop adult oriented advertisements which reportedly generated approximately $36 million in revenue annually for the online classified giant.  The advertisements and pressure have now migrated to Village Voice’s Backpage.com.   H&M, Pfitzer Pharmaceutical, IKEA, Barnes and…

Net Meter: Internet Penetration and Speed

INTERNET PENETRATION AND SPEED Source: Akamai State of the Internet Report (Q4 2009) International 1st 2nd 3rd Other Total Net Users US China Japan Per Capita Net Users Norway Finland Sweden US (6th) Broadband Speed South Korea Hong Kong Japan US (22nd) High Broadband Penetration South Korea Sweden Denmark US (9th) US 1st 2nd 3rd…