Internet Use/New Technologies

25 February 2006

nz: Kiwis second largest web users TVNZ

A new survey shows New Zealanders are the second-largest users of the internet in the world. ... The biggest uptake was in Malta, where 78.1% access the web. New Zealand was followed by Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Hong Kong, then Australia, the United States, Canada and Norway.

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uk: Broadband growth speeds forward BBC

Broadband accounts for 64% of all net connections in the UK, according to official figures.

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20 February 2006

us: Surfing for Fun (Pew Internet & American Life Project) Pew Internet & American Life Project

About 40 million Americans were browsing the web just for fun or to pass the time on a typical day in December 2005.

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Worldwide Internet Users Top 1 Billion in 2005 Computer Industry Almanac

The worldwide number of Internet users surpassed 1 billion in 2005 -- up from only 45M in 1995 and 420M in 2000.

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29 January 2006

Active Home Web Use by Country, December 2005 clickz.com

The Internet audience increased at a rate of less than one percent in December, with growth in eight of the 11 countries tracked by Nielsen//NetRatings. The rate of growth appears to be slowing.

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Cellphone sex a success in Europe; will it play in U.S.? usatoday

It may never be quite that easy. But cellphone pornography is a fast-growing business that analysts expect will generate about $2 billion in global revenue by 2009.

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