By The Numbers

A very good quarter for Facebook

Marketplace Staff Nov 5, 2015
8 million

That’s how many turkeys were taken out by the recent bird flu epidemic this past spring. That’s caused a 30 percent price increase in the cost of Turkey. Analysts say that the supply should suffice for those looking to cook Thanksgiving dinner. Food banks, however, may suffer the consequences.

45.4 percent

That’s Facebook’s ad revenue growth, as reported in its latest quarterly report. The social media network reported huge numbers, with video views coming in at eight billion per day. As Reuters writes, that’s way up from the figure of four billion they had in April.


That’s how many phone apps were examined in a study conducted by MIT, Harvard and Carnegie-Mellon University. The findings: 73 percent of Android apps shared users’ email addresses, and 47 percent of iOS apps shared location data. As BBC Tech writes, Android apps were found to be more likely to share name and address info than the iOS apps.

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