2013 in numbers: part one (infographic)

27 Dec 2013

Infographic by Orlagh O'Brien/Think Visual

How many people are employed by the tech sector in Ireland? How many users does Dropbox have? And how much did Grand Theft Auto V sell in just three days? Find out in our 2013 in numbers infographic.

Every minute on the internet in 2013, there were 3.5m searches made on Google, 350,000 tweets sent on Twitter, 243,000 photos uploaded to Facebook, US$118,000 in revenue earned by Amazon.com, 120 new LinkedIn accounts created and 100 hours of video uploaded to YouTube.

The world of science and technology had many significant figures to share throughout the year. From acquisitions and investments, to sales figures and miletones, to forecasts and new records, we’ve gathered up 100 of the year’s numbers of note.

Check out the infographic below for an at-a-glance look at 2013 in numbers, and get ready for part two before the year is out.

Year in numbers 2013 infographic by Orlagh O'Brien

Infographic by Orlagh O’Brien/Think Visual

Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.