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Wireless and broadband industry

subscribers worldwide: International Telecommunication Union, 2011, “The World in 2011: ICT Facts and Figures,”

subscribers in the United States: CTIA, “50 Wireless Quick Facts,”

mobile-broadband subscribers: International Telecommunication Union, 2011, “Measuring the Information Society,”

fixed broadband subscriptions: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Directorate for Science, Technology, and Industry, “OECD Broadband Portal,”,3746,en_2649_34225_38690102_1_1_1_1,00.html.

Microprocessor industry

8.3 billion: Lee Eng Kean, 2010, “MCU to Intel Architecture Conversion,” EE Times, May 31,

$40 billion:–Final-Microprocessor-Revenue-Share-Data.aspx.

Personal computing industry

1.4 billion: eTForecasts, “Worldwide PC Market,”

100 million: “Gartner Survey Shows U.S. Consumers More Likely to Purchase a Smartphone Than Other Consumer Devices in 2011,”

Internet and Web industries

One third … online, and 45%: International Telecommunication Union, 2011, “The World in 2011: ICT Facts and Figures,”

18 billion searches: comScore, 2011, “comScore Releases 2011 U.S. Search Engine Rankings,” press release, November 11,

$48.2 billion and … 4.6% of total sales: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011, “Quarterly Retail E-Commerce Sales: 3rd Quarter 2011,” November 17,

$8 trillion: Matthieu Pélissié du Rausas, James Manyika, Eric Hazan, Jacques Bughin, Michael Chui, and Rémi Said, 2011, “Internet Matters: The Net’s Sweeping Impact on Growth, Jobs, and Prosperity,” McKinsey Global Institute, May,

Cloud computing industry

$1 billion … by 2013: In Stat, 2011, “Healthcare to Spend $518 Million on Infrastructure as a Service in 2015,” August 1,

Expand 139% from 2010 to 2011: Business Technology Roundtable, 2011, “Increased Spending on Public Cloud Computing Services,” August 9,

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