Internet Stats

From Yahoo! News:

Worldwide Internet use grew slowly in the second quarter, with 553 million people now connected to the Web from their homes, according to a Global Internet Trends report from Nielsen//NetRatings. That figure represents a 4 percent growth rate, down from 7 percent growth in the first quarter of this year.

According to the report, the United States continues to dominate the Internet population with 166 million users, or 30 percent of the total, followed by Europe with 24 percent, Asia-Pacific with 14 percent and Latin America with 3 percent. Germany, with 32 million users, the United Kingdom, with 29 million, and Italy, with 22 million, are among the largest non-U.S. markets.

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