Drinkers earn 10 percent to 14 percent more money at their jobs than teetotalers.
Source: A study by economists Bethany Peters and Edward Stringhami
Time to Renew?
The amount (in annualized contract value) of IT outsourcing services deals that are set to expire by the end of 2008 is $118 billion.
Source: Everest Research
Making (a Lot) in China
China’s consumer electronics manufacturing industry will more than double from $71.5 billion in 2006 to $167 billion in 2010.
Hey, Google! Think That’s Enough?
The approximate number of IPv6 IP addresses that Google owns, according to ARIN, which allocates the addresses, is 79 billion billion billion.
Rocks in Their Head?
Ice.com paid $7.5 million to Odimo for the domain name Diamond.com.
Source: Ice.com and Techjournalsouth.com
Price of Phish Going Up
Jeffrey Brett Goodin, 45, who was convicted of phishing via AOL in January and will be sentenced this June, could face 101 years in jail. His is the first jury trial conviction under the Can-Spam Act of 2003.
Source: U.S. Department of Justice
Security vendor Symantec observes 7 million phishing attempts each day.
There’s Growth, and Then There’s…
YouTube’s value as of February 2005: $0.00
YouTube’s value as of October 2006: $1.65 billion (in Google stock)
Another Sign of the Apocalypse
The average age of “gamers” (serious video game players) is 41.
Source: z Media Metrix