Entries in money (127)
Google has a dominate market share of a very important gateway; internet search. Can they stay impartial when they have their own products to pitch? Whether or not they are a monopoly is up to the government and the best way to predict the future is to look to the past. Examining these four historical monopolies, and their outcomes, should give us a better sense of Google’s fate.
Love the city icons; they’re easier to recognize than the flags. My only complaints are that the image sizes in the comparison table don’t look quite right.
Thanks to Fred for sending in the link!
A new infographic for Fixr.com designed by InfoNewt (my company), the Tech Upgrades for Geeks looks at a handful of home improvements that anyone can do to their house to upgrade their technology quotient. Upgrades range from small ($100) to large ($82,000), and the images surrounding the floor plan are sized appropriately.
Most of the data comes from the Fixr.com Cost Guides, but some of the projects can be DIY, so the costs are just for parts (like the keyless entry pads).
A big thanks to Raul, Andres and everyone at Fixr.com
…excuse me while I go setup Good Eats in the kitchen.
Ever wondered how to own your own private island? With many of major cruise lines now owning their own white sandy beaches in the Caribbean here is a look into how we can own our own paradise too.
From Scores.org, a data-heavy Google(graphic) by Jess Bachman, Google’s Acquisition Appetite. Visualizing almost 10 years of Google’s acquisitions and investments, and there’s hardly a month that Google didn’t invest in something.
I like the multiple dimensions to the data. Three columns show how the acquisition helped Google, the colors of each acquisition show what assets were gained, an additional circle shows the value of the acquisition (if it is known) and of course the timeline aspect.
Great job Jess! I’d love to see you keep this updated somewhere.
Fools Gold: Inside the Glenn Beck Goldline Scheme is a new infographic posted on The Big Picture blog. Designed by our friend Jess Bachman from WallStats.com, Fool’s Gold is a controversial visual explanation of how Glenn Beck’s comments on his shows can drive viewers to purchase gold coins from Goldline, who is one of his show sponsors.
From VisualEconomics.com “What BP Could Have Bought With All the Money They Lost” is a long, side-scrolling visual of some examples of what BP could have done with $100,000,000,000. I like the use of photos to help tell the story, and it stands out from the crowd by scrolling to the side instead of down.
Two things I think are wrong about this one though. Although all of the possible expenditures add up, the number values aren’t visualized in any way. Also the $100,000,000,000 is the loss in stock market capitalization, not $3.5B in cash that BP has spent on recovery efforts. It’s not actually money that BP has spent.
From Fixr.com, The Shocking Disparities of Labor Cost visualizes how long it takes to earn the annual U.S. Minimum Wage from countries around the world.
My only criticism is that the change in area of the triangles doesn’t match the increase in time for the different countries. The scale of the visuals doesn’t match the numbers.
Thanks to Andres for sending in the link!
From Milo.com, Which Retailers are Closing their Doors? is an infographic showing which retail chains in America have closed the most locations.
Although the recession is technically now over, it was not without its victims. And while independent mom-and-pop stores certainly suffered, many chain stores across the country also felt the heat. Few retailers were safe from layoffs and store closings, but the entertainment and apparel industries in particular seem to have bore the brunt of the pain. Below are the retailers that had no choice but to close some, or all, of their doors.
Created by Column Five Media.
For our most recent infographic for Milo, we took a look at which of America’s largest retailers were closing up shop(s). This graphic illustrated the fifty retailers that were closing the most store locations.