The growth of Unity into the most popular game engine in the world

Sep 27, 2023
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From a Danish startup's internal project to a global public company, Unity has seen tremendous growth in its workforce, and is now heavily focused on increasing revenue.

The growth of Unity into the most popular game engine in the world

Sources: Yahoo Finance, PocketGamer.biz, public filings in www.sec.gov

A Quarter Century Of Google Product Launches

Sep 6, 2023
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From a Stanford dorm room project to an empire of over 100,000 employees across the globe, Google has deeply influenced technology and is now woven into the fabric of daily life.

A Quarter Century Of Google Product Launches

Sources: Yahoo Finance, "Outline of Google" (Wikipedia)

A History of Cigarette Sales and Lung Cancer Deaths in the US

Sep 1, 2023
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Despite early ads glamorizing smoking, 1950s research established it as a cause of lung cancer (LC). Regulations reduced sales, but LC remains a leading cause of cancer death.

A History of Cigarette Sales and Lung Cancer Deaths in the US

Sources: WHO Mortality Database (2022), International Smoking Statistics (2017)

1st GOP debate in the 2024 presidential race

Aug 24, 2023
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Candidates clash over abortion, Ukraine and former President Donald Trump at first debate of the 2024 election cycle.

1st GOP debate in the 2024 presidential race

Sources: Google Trends, X/Twitter, PBS, The Guardian, Al Jazeera

SQLite: the secret behind Apple's success?

Aug 17, 2023
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The company value sky-rocketed after SQLite started being preinstalled on macOS.

SQLite: the secret behind Apple's success?

Sources: Yahoo! Finance, Dr. Richard Hipp's talk (referenced in the annotation).

A 4-Year Retrospective of the Russian Ruble

Aug 14, 2023
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After historic highs and lows throughout the Ukraine invasion, the ruble just hit a 17-month low against the USD.

A 4-Year Retrospective of the Russian Ruble

Sources: investing.com, Wikipedia, Reuters, WhiteHouse.gov, Forbes, Guardian

20 Years of Vim

Aug 12, 2023
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The hard work from maintainers turned Vim into a completely new editor, while still maintaining its spirit.

20 Years of Vim

Sources: github.com/vim/{vim,vim-history}, Hacker News, Wikipedia, marc.info

Twitter vs. Threads

Aug 9, 2023
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Threads went from 0 to 100 million users in five days, but seems to struggle to keep them active and engaged.

Twitter vs. Threads

Sources: Google Trends, fb.com, bloomberg.com, bbc.com

A History of Superconductivity

Aug 8, 2023
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Electricity flow with zero resistance and magnetic field repulsion, superconductors are one of the last great frontiers of scientific discovery.

A History of Superconductivity

Sources: Wikipedia, Twitter, www.superconductors.org

Brexit's impact on foreign adults entering the British workforce

Aug 4, 2023
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In thousands of national insurance number registrations by immigrants per quarter.

Brexit's impact on foreign adults entering the British workforce

Source: IMF UK Staff Report for the 2023 Article IV Consultation

Paul Krugman's poor prediction

Aug 4, 2023
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Renowned economist Paul Krugman missed the mark on his famous 1998 forecast.

Paul Krugman's poor prediction

Source: World Bank

India is catching up to China

Aug 3, 2023
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India's population is surging, rapidly closing the gap with China.

India is catching up to China

Source: World Bank.

The Year NVIDIA Shook the Market

Jul 23, 2023
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NVIDIA's trajectory was characterized by dramatic stock market fluctuations influenced by geopolitical decisions and industry dynamics.

The Year NVIDIA Shook the Market

Source: MarketWatch

Percentage of degrees given to women, by major (1970-2012)

Jul 14, 2023
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Percentage of degrees given to women, by major (1970-2012)

Source: randalolson.com

The rise of ChatGPT

Mar 28, 2023
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ChatGPT crossed 1 million users in 5 days after launch, and is now the fastest growing app in the world.

The rise of ChatGPT

Source: Similarweb

A quick look at Neuralink's milestones

Feb 23, 2023
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A quick look at Neuralink's milestones

Source: Google Trends.

Worldwide interest over time for "torrent" and "netflix"

Jan 21, 2023
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Worldwide interest over time for "torrent" and "netflix"