John Paczkowski

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Global Internet Audience Large, Prefers Google

It’s a watershed moment for the Internet. Digital research outfit comScore reports that total global Internet audience topped one billion for the first time in December. The Asia-Pacific region accounted for 41 percent of that number, followed by Europe with 28 percent, North America with 18 percent and the remainder spread across Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

“[This is] a monument to the increasingly unified global community in which we live and reminds us that the world truly is becoming more flat,” comScore (SCOR) CEO Magid Abraham said in a statement. “The second billion will be online before we know it, and the third billion will arrive even faster than that.”

And the majority of them will use Google (GOOG) above all others, apparently. With a reach of 77 percent of total world-wide Internet audience, the search behemoth dominated comScore’s list of Top 15 Worldwide Properties. Microsoft (MSFT) and Yahoo (YHOO) followed with 64.2 percent and 55.8 percent, respectively.

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work