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Facts & Forecasts (March, 2000) Global Internet Numbers...

  • Total online population is 260 million.
  • 42 % of the total online population is non-English speakers.
  • 60% of the global online population is from outside the U.S.
  • By 2003, European online population will exceed the U.S online population.
  • Non-U.S domains account for nearly 50% of all Internet traffic, up from 35% in January 1999.
  • The global market for non-PC information appliances, will grow to 89 million by 2004 from 11 million in 1999. The total market value is expected to grow to USD 17.8 billion in 2004 from USD 2.4 billion in 1999.
  • There are now more than one billion unique documents on the Internet.
    Source: GlobalSight Corporation Facts and Forecasts

    Globalization: The process by which a company breaks free of their home markets to capitalize upon business opportunities wherever their customers may be. Truly global companies consider the need for multi-lingualilty at all stages of product development, from conception to production and support. Some use the term "globalization" interchangeably with "internationalization." Internationalization refers to the act of preparing products for foreign markets, while globalization refers to a company's attitude towards embracing a global view of their market.
    Source: Bowne & Co., Inc.

    The International Forum on Globalization (IFG) is an alliance of sixty leading activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity, and public education in response to economic globalization.
    Source: The International Forum on Globalization

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) On the (IMF) and the World Bank
    Source: International Forum on Globalization

    Globalization Action Center
    Source: Web site

    Corporate Watch's Globalization and Corporate Rule Index This section allows you to explore the Corporate Watch site by viewing it through a series of sections which cover the institutions that are the agents of globalization. We also highlight numerous worldwide campaigns against globalization, and offer ways for you to contribute toward a more just and equitable world.
    Source: Corporate Watch's Globalization and Corporate Rule Index

    Society of Automotive Engineers As the world becomes one large marketplace, SAE must meet the challenge of serving its members by responding to the changing needs of practicing engineers worldwide. The Society of Automotive Engineers is your one-stop resource for technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.
    Source: Society of Automotive Engineers

    Globalization and Democracy University of Colorado at Boulder Globalization and Democracy an NSF Graduate Training Program
    Source: University of Colorado at Boulder

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