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Global Online Population To Hit 2.2 Billion By 2013 July 28, 2009

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The number of people online around the world will grow more than 45 percent to 2.2 billion users over the next five years, according to a new report by Forrester Research, Inc.z

Asia remains the biggest global Internet growth engine: 43 percent of the world’s online population will reside in Asia by 2013, with 17 percent of the global online population in China.

Growth rates in the US, Western Europe, and the major industrialized nations in Asia Pacific such as Australia, Japan, and South Korea will slow to between 1 percent and 3 percent.

Online penetration in the US is set to rise from 73 percent to 82 percent over the next five years, representing about a 3 percent annual growth rate.

Europe. Europe’s Internet growth will be fueled by the continent’s emerging markets.

Internet usage in Russia and Turkey will grow by almost 8 percent annually, while growth in Spain’s online population will increase by an average of more than 5 percent each year.

Other Asian countries with substantial online growth rates include India, Indonesia, Pakistan, and the Philippines.

Countries With The Most Internet Users: 2008

1. China
3. Japan
4. Brazil
5. China
2. India
4. Japan
5. Brazil

Countries With The Most Internet Users: 2013

1. China
2. US
3. India
4. Japan
5. Brazil

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America Unwired: Americans Flocking To Internet with Wireless Devices July 28, 2009

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According to a recently conducted survey done by the Pew Research Institute, the use of mobile handsets for accessing the Web has increased 73% since late 2007.

More particularly mobile handsets are on the rise as a means for accessing the Internet, the report noted.

On a typical day in April 2009, 19% of Americans used their cell phones or smartphones to go online, a 73% increase over December 2007.

According to the report, 32% of Americans have used a mobile device for e-mailing, instant messaging, or seeking information, compared to 24% at the end of 2007.

According to Pew’s John Horrigan, the author of the report, “Mobile access strengthens the three pillars of online engagement: connecting with others, satisfying information queries, and sharing content with others.

“With access in their pockets, many Americans are ‘on the fly’ consumers and producers of digital information.”

The most active users of the mobile Internet, according to the report, were African Americans; 29% go online with a handheld device on an average day, compared to 17% of white Americans.

The report found that African Americans are 70% more likely than white Americans to have accessed the Internet from a handheld device.

“The notion of a digital divide for African Americans has some resonance when thinking about the wireline Internet,” said Horrigan. “But when you introduce the mobile Internet, the picture changes and African Americans are the pace setters.”

Non-voice data activities are also becoming popular lures for accessing the Internet with mobile devices. These non-voice activities include checking e-mail, sending or receiving text messages, taking pictures, playing games, accessing the Web, recording videos, instant messaging, watching videos, getting maps or directions. or playing music,

The report is based on an April 2009 survey of 2,253 Americans.

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