Global Market Worth

Billion – $122 – eLearning
Billion – $024 – Web Design
Billion – $094 – Search Advertisement
Billion – $185 – Digital Advertisement
Billion – $592 – Advertising
Billion – $917 – IT Services

Trillion – $5.2 – Education
Trillion – $1.9 – Software
Trillion – $1.0 – Internet Software & Services



Identical Twins Test 5 DNA Ancestry Kits, Get Different Results On Each

Source: Slashdot.org

Uh-oh, something is not right with the results of most popular DNA ancestry kits, as a pair of identical twins have found. Charlsie Agro and her twin sister, Carly, bought home kits from AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, 23andMe, FamilyTreeDNA and Living DNA, and mailed samples of their DNA to each company for analysis. Despite having virtually identical DNA, the twins did not receive matching results from any of the companies. “The fact that they present different results for you and your sister, I find very mystifying,” said Dr. Mark Gerstein, a computational biologist at Yale University. Gerstein’s team analyzed the results, and he asserts that any results the Agro twins received from the same DNA testing company should have been identical. The raw data collected from both sisters’ DNA is nearly exactly the same. “It’s shockingly similar,” he said.



Cassette Album Sales in the US Grew By 23% in 2018

Slashdot.org reports:

Thanks to such acts as Britney Spears, Twenty One Pilots and Guns N’ Roses, along with soundtracks from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise — which boasts the year’s top two sellers — and Netflix’s Stranger Things series, cassette tape album sales in the U.S. grew by 23 percent in 2018. According to Nielsen Music, cassette album sales climbed from 178,000 in 2017 to 219,000 copies in 2018. While that’s a small number compared to the overall album market (141 million copies sold in 2018), that’s a sizable number for a once-dead format. In 2014, for example, cassette album sales numbered just 50,000. But, 20 years before that, back in 1994, when cassettes were still very much a hot-selling format, there were 246 million cassette albums sold that year, of an overall 615 million albums.