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7 Disruptive Innovations That Turned Their Markets Upside Down [INFOGRAPHIC] Who are the movers, the shakers, the companies that affect profound change?

7 Disruptive Innovations That Turned Their Markets Upside Down [INFOGRAPHIC]

And what products do they bring to market that disrupt all others, making other companies completely re-think their strategies? Let's take a look at seven of those products whose competitors wish had never existed. That's what we'll find out with this infographic by professional networking site You'll see how 7 companies such as Skype, Netflix, Apple and Google rolled out products and services that approached their market in such a unique way that they changed everything. Besides those usual suspects, there are a few surprises in the group, too — products that lowered prices, approached their markets in unheard-of ways, even created new markets — and changed the world. Infographic on eBook Readers and the Book Publishing Industry. Over the last few years we have seen eBooks and eBook Readers rise as one of the fastest growing segments of the book publishing industry.

Infographic on eBook Readers and the Book Publishing Industry

Let’s examine this infographic by RetailMeNot comparing eBooks, eBook readers and print books to get a better understanding of why that is. Each year the publishing industry in the United States produces over 2 billion books, 350 million magazines and 24 billion newspapers. The History Of Radio. [Infographie Google] Comment le multi-écrans devient la norme. À quoi ressemble une page de résultats de recherche de Google en 2012 ? Which U.S. Tech Giant Is Growing Fastest in 2012?

Apple may be the most valuable company in the world, and Facebook continues to add new users in droves.

Which U.S. Tech Giant Is Growing Fastest in 2012?

But which public U.S. tech giant has grown by the largest clip over the last six months? You might be interested to know that it's LinkedIn, up 94% in revenue growth over last year. History-publishing-printing-press-infographic-.jpg (1008×1024) How technology is changing business. Tablet Owners Spend More Time and Money Shopping Online [INFOGRAPHIC] The increasing number of tablet owners in the U.S. is changing the way people shop from in-store to online — 20% of all mobile ecommerce sales now come from tablets and 60% of tablet owners have purchased goods using a tablet.

Tablet Owners Spend More Time and Money Shopping Online [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tablet users spend an average of one hour and 35 minutes on their devices and typically spend 10-20% more on purchases than shoppers without tablets. By 2016, mobile commerce is expected to increase to $31 billion in the U.S. - a tremendous jump from only $3 billion in 2010. Since tapping away on a tablet in the comfort of your home helps beat long lines and crowded department stores, it's no surprise that tablet owners are willing to spend more time and money shopping online.

Check out the infographic below to see how tablets are directly affecting ecommerce in the U.S., a trend that is expected to continue for the next five years. The end of computers ! When it comes to our gadgets, we live by Moore's law, which implies that as time goes by and tech gets better, the hardware we use gets smaller and more sophisticated.

The end of computers !

Now that we've whittled machines that filled whole rooms down to an MP3 player the size of a Triscuit, it's hard to say how much smaller our devices can get — but computing is continuing to evolve. In ten or twenty years, what we now call "computers" and how we do our computing are both guaranteed to be radically different and almost unrecognizable. In this REM-flavored infographic (which will surely get that song solidly stuck in your head for the rest of the day) we take a look at the progression of hardware from its beginnings in research to its future in quantum theory and even our own DNA. Tablet Adoption at Work. The State of Tablet Adoption at Work is a new infographic from

Tablet Adoption at Work

It’s interesting that the infographic itself was sponsored by Lenovo and Qualcomm, but included as part of a VentureBeat article. You can find the original version here at Since the debut of Apple’s iPad in Jan. 2010, the integration of tablet devices into our lives and work has progressed rapidly — so fast that it’s sometimes hard to put in perspective how quickly got here. How Has Cloud Computing Impacted Businesses Around the World? [INFOGRAPHIC]

We have long been advocates of moving business operations into the cloud.

How Has Cloud Computing Impacted Businesses Around the World? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The remote access, cost-savings and organizational benefits alone make it a no-brainer. Now that we've been floating around in the digital ether for a few years, what have we learned? How has cloud computing affected company bottom lines? Has it really made operations "greener? " Les Français et le numérique : l’infographie des usages.

Typical Android User is Anything But Typical [INFOGRAPHIC] What are Android users like?

Typical Android User is Anything But Typical [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are those who use Google's smartphone operating system and its associated gadgetry male or female? What sort of clothes do they wear? The History of Digital Storage [INFOGRAPHIC] The whirring hard drives that once occupied entire university labs held but a fraction of the data we carry in our pockets every day — and that's only 50 years of progress.

The History of Digital Storage [INFOGRAPHIC]

Today, as we move further into the cloud, and witness the latest and greatest pocket media devices, we thought it fitting to take a look back at how far we've come on our quest to store as much information in as little space as possible. Infographic research and design by Mike Vasilev. 14 Epic Tech Fails That Will Live In Infamy [INFOGRAPHIC] Sometimes a stroll down memory lane is more interesting because of the garbage.

14 Epic Tech Fails That Will Live In Infamy [INFOGRAPHIC]

We've collected a list of 14 tech train wrecks you may remember from back in the day — and even if you used some of them, we won't judge. Most of these products fizzled due to market competition, lack of consumer demand or just plan clunkiness. Others were cool for a time (especially if Leonard Nimoy said so), but were quickly surpassed by other groundbreaking technology. The list below is by no means exhaustive, so please share other tech flops you've witnessed over the years — that is, if you're willing to admit you used them. Dix ans de télévisions. Guerre des brevets : qui poursuit qui ? Une infographie. The Dark Side of Google [Infographic] Proves That The Dark Side Is Winning. Since your mom moved out of the way and let the sun shine the beginning of time, the Dark Side of the Force and the Light Side of the Force have been battling for control of the universe.

The Dark Side of Google Infographic proves that the Dark Side is winning like Charlie Sheen. (Link is to the high resolution version, because you have eight eyes gramma eyes.) We all know that the Dark Side has cookies, hair dryers, and beer pong skills, but they’ve really trumped the Light Side with their newest acquisition: Google. Why did Steve Jobs resign as CEO of Apple? Because the Light Side offered him a sick deal that involved a mountain of cash. How Students Use Technology [INFOGRAPHIC] Mashable How Students Use Technology [INFOGRAPHIC] It's clear that today's students rely heavily on electronic devices even when they're not incorporated in the classroom. In one survey of college students, 38% said they couldn't even go 10 minutes without switching on some sort of electronic device.

But how students are using their devices, how technology is affecting their educational experience, and what effect it has on their well-being are questions that are harder to answer. In the infographic below, online higher education database has summed up some of the existing research on these points. What Happens When Your Phone Is Lost Or Stolen [INFOGRAPHIC] If you've ever lost a phone or had your mobile device stolen, you probably have a better understanding than most of the costs and vulnerabilities involved.

Your contacts, your login credentials, perhaps even your banking data is "out there," and it's up to you to try to lock it down or get it back. But the fact of the matter is, most of us are pretty lax about mobile security until something bad happens. Take a look at this data — all about how and where mobile devices are lost and stolen and what happens to them afterward — from mobile security company Lookout. [source: MyLookout blog] Mac People vs. PC People [Infographic] How Online Education Is Changing the Way We Learn [INFOGRAPHIC] Over the past decade or so, the Internet has become a huge source of information and education, especially for those who might be short on time, money or other resources. And it's not just crowdsourced data collections like Wikipedia or single-topic blogs that encourage individual learning; huge corporations and nonprofits are making online education and virtual classrooms a very formal affair these days.

From the first online classes (which were conducted by the University of Phoenix in 1989) to the present day, when online education is a $34 billion industry, more and more students are finding new life and career education opportunities online. Check out this infographic from about how the world of online learning has changed and grown over the years.

How to Decide Whether Your Business Needs an App [INFOGRAPHIC] Does your company need a mobile app of its own? This question is something we think about a lot at Mashable, and the answer depends a lot on the kind of company and product or products in play. It also shifts based on the demographic you're targeting and the current state of the mobile landscape. One thing to consider is the cost. Developing a native app can be expensive, and it may or may not be worth it for your company. Apps Market. YouTube. Skype > From conception to acquisition. The Development of the Camera: From Ancient to Instant. Canon & Nikon Cameras Square Off [INFOGRAPHIC] Online Television/Videos. L'évolution des manettes de jeu de 1970 à nos jours.