The phone made up just 0.02% of market share in July, according to online ads network Chitika, which analyzed tens of millions of smartphone-based online ad impressions generated within the Chitika ad network from July 25, the day the Fire was launched, through Aug. 14.
When comparing that against recent data from comScore, which put total U.S. smartphone penetration at 173 million people in June, Fire sales would not have exceeded 35,000 in its first three weeks. –Market Watch
Publishing Pay Rose 2.8% in 2013 – Yet more evidence that working in publishing is likely not motivated by money — especially not for women. And to put this salary increase in context, check out PW’s 2013 industry survey, which determined that the average salary for men in publishing was $85K a year, and the average salary for women in publishing was $56K. So less than 3% of those salaries doesn’t amount to all that much — maybe more of a cost of living increase than anything?
The salary increase in 2013 was held down to some degree by the number of employees who received no raise in 2013—19% said their pay was flat in the year. One-quarter of employees said they received a raise of between 2.0% and 2.9% in 2013, while another 20% reported a raise of between 3.0% and 3.9%. Overall, 74% of employees received a raise under 4% in 2013. –Publishers Weekly
Dr. Seuss Wants You! – Two second grade girls are raising money for their school library, a charter school in the Sausalito Marin School District (Northern California). More than half of the students qualify for free lunch, and the school is quite diverse, with 48% URM (underrepresented minority) students. Their section on “why libraries matter” is particularly great, and the girls are so adorable.
We’re Josephine Sinclair and Sarai Williams. We’re 2nd graders at Willow Creek Academy. Last year, due to changes in our district, we lost our library. When we started school there were no books on the shelves and we had no librarian to help us fill them! It was sad. Our parents have tried fundraising, but frankly they aren’t very good at it. So, we thought we’d reach out to you for help. –Indiegogo
El Show De Piolin – I have absolutely no clue if this has any significance beyond the spectacle, but it’s hypnotically captivating. –Facebook
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