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It was announced yesterday that Skype will acquire group messaging service GroupMe, a service that was born at a hackathon at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York in 2010. GroupMe is only a year old start-up which  allows you to create private phone groups with others, and then send text messages throughout the group and set up free conference calls.

Today, 60% of all videos go live in under one minute — a year ago, no videos were being processed that quickly , Youtube's director of engineering explains in Techcrunch.

I hope all of you had a wonderful back-to-school week last week and now let's take a closer look at those numbers again. This year it all comes down to crunch time. The back-to-school spending is all about need and the best way you can save money. Moms are being challenged to find the best deals out there for their kids.

Last week comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, released its Q2 2011 U.S. retail e-commerce sales estimates, which showed that online retail spending reached $37.5 billion for the quarter, up 14 percent versus year ago.

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) the worldwide mobile phone market grew 65.4% year over a year in the second quarter of 2011 ( 2Q11).

According to ComScore numbers released on July 28, 2011 : in June 2011, more than 24.4 million online users in the U.S. visited a site in the Personals category. A deeper look at these visitors revealed that males account for a much larger share of visitors to the category than females.

Instagram is an iPhone photo-sharing application that allows you to apply  11 interesting filters to your photos to make them look vintage. Instagram, is gaining more popularity each given day with some incredible numbers.

According Office of National Statistics latest data based on the internet usage of the Britons that over half of adults accessed social networking sites in 2011. For the first time ever, more than half of over-16s, have accesed the social networking sites in Britain. During 2011, 57 per cent of adults have used social networks, compared to 43 per cent in 2010.

Tumblr’s growth chart shows some incredible numbers. July has been a massive month for dead easy micro-blogging site. Tumblr’s audience has grown 218% to 13.4 million visitors from 4.2 million users . The posting pace is incredible with 26,000 post per minute 1.56 million posts per hour. You can see the growth in the bar chart below and the numbers more in details at the infograph.

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