This infographic looks at recent projections from PwC and Accenture regarding AI’s economic impact, as well as the industries and countries that will be the most profoundly affected.
Despite having stripped back some of its core features recently, 1 in 4 Internet users still use Google+ each month (rising higher in some fast-growth markets).
Text messaging is losing its share of the action thanks to the rise of over-the-top (OTT) mobile messaging services such as WeChat.
Globally, payments over mobile devices represented 23.3% of total online payments during Q3.
Two-thirds of online consumers surveyed in 60 countries (74% in the US) around the world somewhat or strongly agree that private labels are usually extremely good value for the money.
Revenues from add-on purchases like baggage allowances are one factor contributing to direct booking on airline sites.
Spending on market research grew by 2.8% year-over-year in 2013 (0.7% after adjusting for inflation) to exceed US$ 40B.
Consumers around the world tend to be more likely to shop for than buy products online, although the gap between browsing and buying is relatively small for most product categories.
Roughly 7 in 10 large enterprises consider digital initiatives to be either the “most important factor” (14.5%) or “of major importance” (55.1%) to their financial success in the next 5 years.
8% of internet users in North America and 14% worldwide had rented rooms or apartments through a home and lodging rentals service in Q1 2014.