Apple’s iTunes Store is counting down to the ten-billionth (10,000,000,000th) song download. As in previous cases when they were running a download counter on their website, I am harvesting the data and visualizing it below.
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Apple’s AppStore for iPhone and iPod touch is about to sell its billionth application. You can watch Apple’s pretty counter webpage, or you can see the downloads piling up and the rate of downloads visualized below. Unlike the billionth song download a few years ago, this is in (almost) real-time. The collected data and the Python script that generates the images using Google Charts is included.
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Would McCain be the oldest US President? Would Obama be the youngest? Who was the youngest president? Were presidents younger in the past or older? What is the highest number of years a former president lived after leaving office? Who served the longest? Whose term was the shortest? The interactive visualization below lets you answer these and a few other questions.
On February 23rd, 2006, Apple’s iTunes Music Store (iTMS, now called the iTunes Store) sold its one billionth song. In the days leading up that event, Apple had a countdown on its webpages, which provided interesting information about the download habits of its customers. This page provides a visualization of the collected data, as well as of data that others collected leading up to the 100 millionth and 500 millionth downloads.
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