This is the Google Street View “car” for Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
It’s called the Trekker. They use it to map places where cars can’t reach… Iqaluit only receives a few ships every summer capable of off-loading vehicles. And that space is extremely expensive and very valuable to the community. So realistically, Google probably couldn’t get a Streetview Car out there.
The most educated countries in the world
In more developed countries, the percentage of adults with the equivalent of a college degree rose to more than 30 percent in 2010. In the United States, it was more than 40 percent, which is among the highest percentages in the world.
- Percent population with tertiary education: 51 percent
- GDP per capita: $39,050 (11th highest)
- Percent population with tertiary education: 46 percent
- GDP per capita: $26,531 (13th lowest)
- Percent population with tertiary education: 45 percent percent (10th lowest)
- GDP per capita: $33,785 (18th highest)
4. United States
- Percent population with tertiary education: 42 percent
- GDP per capita: $46,548 (4th highest)
5. New Zealand
- Percent population with tertiary education: 41 percent
- GDP per capita: $29,711 (17th lowest)
(Report by the OECD)
A Gargantuan Map Of The Internet: 196 COUNTRIES. 350,000 SITES. 2,000,000 LINKS. 1 GIANT PICTURE.
In the end, Enikeev created a snapshot of the Internet in 2011, when Google and Facebook ruled the roost—a point clear in their sheer enormity, and their position in the center of the universe, serving as an associative glue across the web… When you couple this association with the country-specific color-coding, you see that China (yellow) and the US (blue) are in a clash of control of the Internet, with Russia (red) and Japan (purple) hanging around the periphery.
A World With More Phones Than People
A new report from the World Bank details the astounding growth of mobile since the year 2000. Then — just 12 years ago — there were less than a billion mobile subscriptions worldwide. Today, there are more than 6 billion and the count will “will soon exceed that of the human population,” according to the Bank (it is common in many countries for one person to own multiple SIM cards). Three-quarters of the world population now has access to a mobile phone.
Even at the height of landline subscriptions there were “only” about one billion globally, and it took more than a century to get there.