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2013: The year in numbers

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By , IDG News Service
December 13, 2013 08:26 PM ET

IDG News Service - From single digits to trillions, the tech industry loves numbers, and it generated plenty of them in 2013. Here's a look at some of the figures that stand out from the year:

3 - number of Emmy TV awards won by Netflix in 2013. "House of Cards" won for best director, marking the first major Emmy win for Internet content. The show also won awards for best casting and best cinematography for a single-camera series.

 
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500 million - number of lines of code behind the beleaguered Healthcare.gov website. Programmers spent most of October and November debugging and rewriting the code to get the site up to speed.

143,199 - number of tweets sent in the single second after the phrase "balus" was uttered during the Japanese TV screening of Hayao Miyazaki's animated movie "Castle in the Sky." Fans arranged to mass-tweet the phrase for no particular reason, leading to the creation of the new Twitter record at 11:21.50 p.m. local time on Aug. 3.

116.7 million - number of searches performed through the anonymous search site DuckDuckGo in September. In May, before the first news reports about U.S. National Security Agency surveillance and spying were published, the site handled 54.4 million searches, less than half as many.

4 - number of shots prosecutors allege Ronnie Collins fired at Ikenna Uwakah, who was trying to sell a PlayStation 4 in San Francisco via a posting on Instagram. Uwakah died of his injuries soon after and Collins has been charged with murder.

50,000 - number of additional H-1B visas that would be available to U.S. companies for skilled workers under the proposed Immigration Innovation Act, which was introduced into the U.S. Senate in January. The current limit is 65,000, which high-tech companies say is too few and thus hurts business and innovation.

152 million - number of user records, including emails and poorly encrypted passwords, exposed in a breach of Adobe Systems' computers this year. It's been called the largest publicly known leak of user information in history.

7 - approximate number of hours that passed between Twitter launching its Vine app and Facebook blocking the app from its servers. Vine users were briefly able to use their Facebook accounts to find friends on the new video app, something Facebook didn't like

14,000 - number of computers on which New York-based online gaming company E-Sports Entertainment was accused of installing secret bitcoin mining software. The company agreed to pay US$325,000 and submit to a 10-year compliance program as part of a settlement with the New Jersey attorney general's office.

60 million - amount of money, in U.S. dollars, Apple has spent so far pursuing a lawsuit against Samsung in California over smartphone patent infringement. The case is one of two in the state and one of several worldwide between the companies, so the total legal bill is much higher.

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