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Irish Sunday News by the Numbers

I READ AT least two Sunday newspapers every week and sometimes I discover important numbers worth remembering.


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146,000,000,000. Apple made $146.6 bn from the iPhone during the past 12 months. The premium auto market (BMW, Lexus, Mercedes Benz and the like) get $220 bn annually, reports Benedict Evans [1] in a Sunday Independent report.


1,000,000,000. The Dublin Airport Authority is developing a €1 billion plan to build a 3.2 mn sq airport style city in North Dublin.


4,000,000. Nearly 4m girls have registered a distinct interest in YouTube star Joe Suggs. He turns 24 on Tuesday and is the little brother of Zoella. His book is called Username: Evie. [2]


50,000. One month's free trial to the new seven-day digital version of The Sunday Times will be offered to the existing 50,000 Irish customers of the Sunday Club. Get your free access at http://www.thetimes.ie/join


4,000,000. Nearly 4m girls have registered a distinct interest in YouTube star Joe Suggs. He turns 24 on Tuesday and is the little brother of Zoella. His book is called Username: Evie.


25,000. Currently, 25,000 children in Ireland enjoy subsidised daycare around the country, according to Stephen O'Brien in The Sunday Times. We pay more than 600 euro every month for this important facet of our lives.


15,000. The British Prime Minister is prepared to accept 15,000 refugees from Syria, writes Tim Shipman in The Sunday Times.


4k. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is the world's first 4K handset. Its screen pushes 806 pixels per inch, compared to the 401ppi on the iPhone 6 Plus' Retina display. I am writing this blog post on my Sony Xperia Z3 and my wife owns an iPhone 6.


1,200. Nearly 1,200 Ireland-based subscribers have paid thousands of euro to the Ashley Madison dating site, including one Dubliner who spent almost €10,000, writes Seán McCárthaigh in The Sunday Times.


30. Conor Brophy, writing in the Sunday Business Post, points out that in 2010 just 5% of video watched on mobile phones was vertical. Now it is just under 30%. Brophy cites Mary Meeker's annual state of the Web report for the data.



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Photo of DC at work in Cork.


10. The number of pages earned by the technology community of Cork in Connected, the monthly magazine published by the Sunday Business Post.


1/4. Ireland's acceptance of refugees is a quarter of the EU average, according to Susan Mitchell in the Sunday Business Post.


1. Benedict Evans -- "Ways to think about cars" on his blog, July 27, 2015.

2. Joe Sugg -- Username: Evie (affiliate link for Kindle copy)

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