The news in numbers
THE KEY FIGURES DRIVING THE LATEST ISSUES AND TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY.
NETFLIX’S MARKET CAP HAS SURPASSED FOX, SONY AND WARNER BROS BY ALMOST DOUBLE
In mid-April, Netflix’s market cap rose significantly to $146 billion, leaving it only $8 billion shy of media leaders Disney and Comcast, and placing it well and truly ahead of the likes of Warner Bros ($76 billion), 21st Century Fox ($70 billion) and Sony ($64 billion). The rise came hot on the heels of Netflix’s announcement that 7.41 million customers had signed up in the first quarter of 2018, which was over 1 million more than it anticipated.
HOME PHONES COULD BE HISTORY IN LESS THAN 20 YEARS
We could see the death of the home phone as early as the year 2037, according to research conducted by finder.com. The number of Australians reporting that they have a home phone has been steadily falling by more than 3% over the last few years, and currently sits just above 60%. The year 2037 has been reached by extrapolating this trend, but of course, factors like the competitive mobile network and infrastructure neglect could see this process accelerate.