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By The Numbers

The numbers for July 5, 2013: Close, but no cigar

Katie Long Jul 5, 2013
30 million

Samsung sold 30 million more smartphones than Apple in the first quarter of 2013. They also posted a 47 percent increase in profit for the second quarter. Investors wanted more and sent the company’s stock down this morning. (Marketplace)

195,000

The U.S. added 195,000 non-farm jobs in June, edging out analyst forecasts but not enough to lower the unemployment rate. Part-time jobs shot up as well as hiring in the retail and tourism sectors. (BLS)

4G

Phone companies Huawei and China Mobile say they are now providing fast 4G mobile data service to Mount Everest. Not all the way at the top, but at 17,000 feet. (Telegraph)

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