During the four weeks to follow, the world’s eyes and ears will be directed towards South Africa, following one of the world’s premier sporting events. Soccer may not be overwhelmingly popular in the United States, but on a global scale, the World Cup is the largest sporting event in terms of viewership. Collectively, more than 26 billion viewers watched the games of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in
iPhone Apps n’ Store
The App Store stats summary from April 4th, 2010 is quite revealing. In the beginning, the first tip-off that Apple was up to something came on December 14th, 1999, when Apple purchased the domain name www.iphone.org, which up through the present day directs visitors to Apple’s main corporate page. Since that time, Apple has realized some significant growth. The following stats will reveal that it is quite impressive.
Take a look at the count of active applications that are presently available in the App Store:
- There are 191,449 total active Apps available for purchase in the App Store.
- There are 31,734 total inactive Apps.
- There are 223,183 total Apps.
- All of these Apps come from 37,595 active App publishers.
In the history of consumer products the history of video games is a relatively short one. But it has had a significant impact on how people play games especially X generation and millennial children. Nowadays many people who are interested in video games aren’t children at all and the fastest growing segment has actually been adults. Let’s have a look at the brief history of landmark video games and video consoles to trace the roots of this large industry.
It all started with a German engineer named Ralph Baer. He created a console called “brown box” in 1967 that had a chasing game where you could chase each other’s dots on the screen. This was later turned into the first mass market console known as “The Oddyssy” which sold over 300,000 units including a light gun game. PONG actually came out later and was originally played in the arcade game format. The original first person shooter was called “Maze Wars” and came out in 1972.