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Numbers, Volume 29


(I’ve been busy this week with some internal projects and the email tread-mill and other hoopla, hence, the Numbers this week are very slim.)

While we “don’t do numbers” at RedMonk, I come across many interesting numbers each week. Here are some:

Mobile: It’s gonna be big, bro’!

The big finding is that mobile access to the Internet has jumped 34 percent compared to last year, and it looks like women, teens and, yes, seniors make up the bulk of that increase. The mobile Internet: not just a place for 20-something men anymore. Darn.

And, see The Economist on the uptick in mobile related cash.

Windows Mobile, the numbers saga continues

Windows Mobile now runs on 27.7 million smartphones and is projected to be in use on some 67.9 million smartphones in 2013, iSuppli said today. The 2013 forecast means that Windows Mobile would have a 15 percent share of the global smartphone market by then, second to the Symbian OS, which would have a 47 percent market share.

Meanwhile, iPhone numbers can be a bit suspicious.

Texas T

The amount of venture capital invested in Texas in Q3 totaled around $363.97M, according to an analysis by Texastechpulse of venture deals in our venture database. According to our analysis, investments were up from the $282M invested in Q2 of this year.

VCs in General

Overall, venture-backed liquidity (the combination of mergers, acquisitions, and initial public offerings) added up to $2.7 billion, down 49 percent from the same period last year, VentureSource says. It’s even a drop from the $3 billion of venture liquidity earned in Q2.

That said, large tech companies are starting to lay-out cash for other tech companies.

The New Tech Trade Rags

Since May, the TechCrunch network has added nearly 3 million additional readers and 6 million pages views. Our September audience stats now stand at more than 10.5 million unique readers (7 million from our sites and 3.5 million from RSS) and more than 22 million page views.

“I’m big in China.”

The survey of more than 400 developers also showed that the open source database MySQL is closing the lead that SQL has in emerging markets [of China, India, Eastern Europe, and Latin America
]. According to the survey, more than 50 percent of developers in the emerging market countries said they are using Microsoft’s SQL Server, but 46 percent said they are using MySQL.  MySQL is slightly stronger in India and Latin America, but Microsoft’s SQL Server leads in China and Latin America, Evans Data officials said.

Disclosure: Microsoft is a client.

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