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Saturday, August 31, 2013

India is now world’s third largest Internet user after U.S., China

Now the India has crossed the Japan to become the world’s third largest Internet user after China and the United States, and its users are significantly younger than those of other emerging economies, global digital measurement and analytics report. India now has nearly 74 million Internet users, a 31 per cent increase over March 2012.

China has the world’s biggest online presence; Its Internet users out number Indians by a ratio of 5: 1. Brazil’s Internet presence grew faster than India’s over the last year. Online retail is on the rise, with domestic retail sites being the most popular, the report notes. For online travel websites too, domestic websites are the most popular, the Indian Railways’ website being by far the most popular destination. Yahoo is also the most popular site for news.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

India now third biggest internet user

As per the News from Hindustan times with a user base of 100 million, the country now stands third in the world in terms of the number of people surfing the net, an official of internet search engine Google said in Kolkata on Tuesday. "China has the highest number of internet users at 300 million followed by the US with 207 million. India comes third with the number of internet users now soaring to 100 million," Vinay goel, head of products, Google India, told media persons. Of the internet users in the country, 40 million access the net through mobile phones.

"Our estimate is that by 2012, the number of mobile internet users will surpass those entering the net via their laptops or desktops. The number of mobile internet surfers in India is growing rapidly. In 2007, the country had only two million such users. Now the number has gone up 20 times," Goel said.

However, he pointed out that there was a massive scope of increasing the user base in the mobile internet space as the figure of 40 million comprises only eight percent of those carrying mobile phones.
Goel said that most of the internet users in the country search for songs.