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The Globe Is Going Online

AUGUST 1, 2007

China and India lead the charge.

The worldwide online population will grow to 1.5 billion in 2011, from 1.1 billion in 2006, according to JupiterResearch's "Worldwide Online Population Forecast, 2006 to 2011: Emerging Economies Catalyze Future Growth" report. The growth will put 22% of the world's population online in 2011.

Brazil, Russia, India and China are expected to account for most of the growth. This is mainly because the online populations of the US, Canada, Japan and Western Europe are already mature.

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North America's share of the worldwide online population is actually expected to shrink to 17% in 2001, down from 21% in 2006.

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A Venture Capital Crunch?

Entrepreneurs need to shift focus or find alternative sources of funding

By Matthew Bandyk / US News
Posted July 14, 2008

Entrepreneurs still remember the dot-com crash that rocked the world economy almost a decade ago. Now there's something else to worry about: A slow deflation of investment. Industry watchers say today they're seeing the weakest market for venture capital in decades.

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Personal Growth - Money

11 things you never knew about your credit report

Most people have heard about the alligators in New York's sewers and the little kid with cancer who wants a zillion postcards.

Unfortunately, those aren't the only myths floating around out there. For example, a lot of the things that people "know" about credit reports and FICO scores have about as much validity as those monstrous Manhattan alligators.

 

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