Statistics archive

  • TomTom reveals snow-related traffic jam info
    Online

    TomTom reveals snow-related traffic jam info

    By 6 January 2010

    Snow is big news at the moment, with consistent snowfall throughout the country meaning large delays have been experienced by many motorists. Detailing this is a release from TomTom, which gives some figures relating to the traffic jams and subsequent...

  • iRobot reaches robo-milestone
    Gadgets

    iRobot reaches robo-milestone

    By 5 January 2010

    iRobot has announced that it has achieved what it calls "an industry milestone in the home robot market". That milestone is shifting over 5 million units of home robot range. The company, which was founded 20 years ago, launched its iRobot Roomba Vacuum...

  • Apple App Store hits 3 billion downloads
    Phones

    Apple App Store hits 3 billion downloads

    By 5 January 2010

    Apple has officially announced that more than 3 billion apps have now been downloaded from the App Store by iPhone and iPod touch users worldwide. The new milestone has been reached an astonishing 2 calendar months since Apple revealed it had hit the...

  • Majority of Pocket-lint readers still buy CDs
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    Majority of Pocket-lint readers still buy CDs

    By 30 December 2009

    Despite the rise of both digital downloads - now thankfully mostly DRM-free - and free music streaming services, it seems the humble CD still has life in it yet. In a recent Pocket-lint poll we asked our readers if they still bought the physical format....

  • Last.fm reveals 2009 statistics
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    Last.fm reveals 2009 statistics

    By 29 December 2009

    Last.fm has announced the release of its annual Best of 2009 web "featurette" of what users of the social music service have been listening to the most in 2009. With one big artist list (instead of artists/albums/tracks) expanded to a Top 40, Last.fm...

  • Sony says size doesn't matter so much in Europe
    Home Cinema

    Sony says size doesn't matter so much in Europe

    By 29 December 2009

    Independent survey results released by Sony show that 64% of Europeans are planning on staying in and entertaining at home over the Christmas period this year, rather than splurging money on going out. "That means the television will be playing a vital...

  • Radio 1 to reveal best-selling songs of the Noughties
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    Radio 1 to reveal best-selling songs of the Noughties

    By 28 December 2009

    As the Noughties draw to a close, BBC Radio 1 is set to unveil the charts of the decade – revealing which singles and albums have sold the most in the UK in the last 10 years. Radio 1 will count down the Top 100 best-selling singles and albums of the...

  • Nearly 6 million Brits working on Christmas Day
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    Nearly 6 million Brits working on Christmas Day

    By 25 December 2009

    While most of the country will be spending today guzzling turkey, ripping open presents and watching festive telly, it seems 5.8 million of us will be stuck in work on Christmas Day itself. According to a study from VoIP company Skype, a whopping 38.6...

  • What has 1.3 billion inboxes, 155 petabytes of storage and 350 million monthly users?
    Online

    What has 1.3 billion inboxes, 155 petabytes of storage and 350 million monthly users?

    By 23 December 2009

    Microsoft currently hosts around 1.3 billion Hotmail inboxes, according to statistics just released from the software giant, that make fascinating reading for anyone interested in an at-a-glance look at the once-seminal webmail service. In a blog post,...

  • Spotify publishes top tracks of 2009
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    Spotify publishes top tracks of 2009

    By 23 December 2009

    Spotify has announced its most listened-to tracks of 2009, based on the number of streams each track got across the six countries where the service is available. The Black Eyed Peas took the top spot with "I Gotta Feeling", followed up closely by Flo...

  • iPhone prices fall in France as Orange exclusive ends
    Phones

    iPhone prices fall in France as Orange exclusive ends

    By 23 December 2009

    The cost of the iPhone in France is said to have "plummeted" of late with the handset price tag of an iPhone 3GS 16GB on an Orange contract cut from 149 euros to 59 euros. The move is not Christmas goodwill from the operator, but as a result of increased...

  • BBC iPlayer stats revealed on service's second birthday
    Gaming

    BBC iPlayer stats revealed on service's second birthday

    By 23 December 2009

    As the BBC's iPlayer service heads towards its second birthday on Christmas Day, the BBC has released new stats that reveal 2009 to be the most successful year to date, with Top Gear again bagging the top spot as the most watched programme of the year....

  • Modern Warfare 2 nabs Christmas number one spot
    Gaming

    Modern Warfare 2 nabs Christmas number one spot

    By 23 December 2009

    After enjoying 6 weeks topping the game charts, it's been revealed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has nabbed the all-format Christmas number one spot, according to Chart Track data. Although not as prestigious a position as getting the number one...

  • We7 reveals most played songs and artists of 2009
    Online

    We7 reveals most played songs and artists of 2009

    By 23 December 2009

    Online streaming service We7 has revealed its most-played songs and artists for 2009. As far as the last year goes, We7 says more and more music fans are choosing to listen to their favourite songs online and that it's enjoying "rapid growth". "The ability...

  • Wallace & Gromit iPhone comic a success
    Phones

    Wallace & Gromit iPhone comic a success

    By 23 December 2009

    Wallace & Gromit are the latest to report success via Apple's App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch, with good news for their "Wallace & Gromit 1: The W Files" e-comic. In celebration of the duo's 20th anniversary the first ever digital comic had been...

  • BT Broadband hits 5 million customers mark
    Online

    BT Broadband hits 5 million customers mark

    By 23 December 2009

    BT has announced it has become the first UK internet service provider to pass the 5 million customers mark with the milestone hit on 9 December. The 5-millionth customer was chip shop worker Elizabeth Patterson of East Kilbride, Glasgow who has won a...

  • Orange predicts bumper Christmas for texts
    Phones

    Orange predicts bumper Christmas for texts

    By 22 December 2009

    Orange is predicting a "bumper crop" of text and picture messages this Christmas and New Year as customers use the network to send season's greetings. While last year broke Orange records with more than 100 million text messages and more than one million...

  • Facebook campaign claims Christmas number one
    Online

    Facebook campaign claims Christmas number one

    By 21 December 2009

    2010's Christmas Number One has been decided, with Rage Against the Machine's "Killing In The Name" outselling X-Factor winner Joe McElderry's "The Climb" by 50,000 copies. The race was the most competitive in many years, with a grassroots campaign started...

  • BPI says one in three still downloading music illegally
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    BPI says one in three still downloading music illegally

    By 18 December 2009

    New legal services that offer consumers free access to songs - such as We7, Spotify and Last.fm - are not stopping people from illegally downloading music, says the British Phonographic Industry. A survey carried out for the industry body (that's aim...

  • 11 million use Red Button every week
    Home Cinema

    11 million use Red Button every week

    By 18 December 2009

    The BBC has released a few stats about the Red Button service which it's been running for the last twelve years or so. A full 11 million people press the red button each week, and the BBC has pushed more content to it this year than it ever has before....

  • One in ten consumers only listen to music digitally
    Audio

    One in ten consumers only listen to music digitally

    By 17 December 2009

    A survey has revealed that 11% of UK consumers only listen to music digitally - shunning cassettes, records and the (technically digital, we know) CD in favour of MP3s and music streaming services. A full 57% of consumers listen to music digitally, with...

  • TV viewing on the increase in Britain
    Home Cinema

    TV viewing on the increase in Britain

    By 17 December 2009

    The UK population is in greater danger than ever before from becoming square-eyed, according to Ofcom stats just released that show Britain has seen the highest increase in TV watching across a selection of Western countries. Comparing the average UK...

  • iPhone tops Britain's Christmas list
    Gaming

    iPhone tops Britain's Christmas list

    By 16 December 2009

    The top five most-searched for products in the run up to Christmas are familiar faces, suggesting more of the same under Christmas trees across the country this year. The Apple iPhone, available on Orange as well as O2 this festive period, tops the list...

  • Twitter reveals top trends for 2009
    Online

    Twitter reveals top trends for 2009

    By 16 December 2009

    As have various search engines before it, Twitter has revealed the top trending topics on the micro-blogging site over the past year. Particularly interesting considering 2009 has been such a growth period for Twitter, the site calls the data "an interesting...

  • Kindle is Amazon's number one export to the UK
    Gadgets

    Kindle is Amazon's number one export to the UK

    By 16 December 2009

    Amazon, somewhat shy about hard and fast Kindle stats, has revealed that the Kindle is Amazon's number one export to the UK.   The Kindle continues to be the most gifted, most wished for and the number one bestselling product across the millions of items...