Adult women are now the largest demographic in gaming

Congratulations, gamer girls—you’re officially at the top of the food chain when it comes to games. A new study released by the Entertainment Software Association has revealed that adult women now occupy the largest demographic in the gaming industry. Women over 18 made up a whopping 36 percent of the gaming population, followed by adult men at 35 percent.

Teenage boys, who are often stereotyped as the biggest gamers, now lag far behind their older female counterparts, making up just 17 percent of the gaming demographic.

GitHub contributions graph

After reading Mark Story‘s “Coding every day” post, I started checking my own GitHub contributions chart once in a while.  Until today, I haven’t noticed that the chart has two different modes.  One is your public contributions, seen by people who are not part of your organization’s and private projects.  Here is how mine looks. (Notice the “Public contributions” title of the graph).

github public contributions

Yeah, I know, pathetic.  And here is how the full contributions chart looks like, for me and people who have access to see my private projects activities.  The graph is for the same period. (Notice a simpler “Contributions” title of the graph”).

github contributions

 

Could be better, but not as bad anymore.  Now with that I’ll try to push more stuff to the Open Source side of things again.

Android now has 1 billion active users

Google is releasing some stats at their Google I/O event.  According to The Next Web, they’ve now switched from device activation counters to 30-day user activity metric.  Here’s how the growth over the last few years looks like:

android active users

That’s a lot in my book.  With about 7 billion people living in the world, that’s 1 in every 7 people on the planet uses an Android device.

Corruption in Cyprus

Around 55 per cent of companies in Cyprus who took part in a public tender over the last three years claim that corruption prevented them from winning the contract, the highest percentage in the EU, according to the Commission’s anti-corruption report published on Monday.

Conflicts of interest in bid evaluation were reported in 76 per cent of cases, collusive bidding in 68 per cent, abuse of negotiated procedures in 62 per cent, unclear selection or evaluation criteria in 61 per cent, and amendment of contract terms after the contract is concluded stood at 55 per cent.

Until now, it was particularly difficult to obtain reliable figures on the results of the Android operating system in China. Indeed, there is no “centralized app store” and most smartphones sold in the country do not use Google services, including activation. In fact, it is very difficult to know the actual results.  The search engine Baidu has corrected this by publishing a report on trends in the mobile internet for the 3rd quarter 2013. It appears that there would be now 270 million active users of the Google platform in the country (more than 20% of the total population). Growth would, however, decrease with a small 13% against 55% for the same period last year but up 10% compared to Q2 2013.

270 million Android users in China