Eye Candy: Gazelle, Smarterer, & Ion Interactive Release Graphics

9/6/12Follow @gthuang

Today is infographics day. I have come across three charts that are worthy of your consumption. They span the fields of mobile devices, marketing tech, and human resources. So fire up your biggest monitor and follow these links to techie enlightenment…

Marketing Technology Landscape, from Scott Brinker at Ion Interactive, will give you a headache no matter what field you’re in. The graphic shows where 350+ companies fit across 45 categories of marketing tech (such as social media, testing and optimization, automation, and business intelligence). Plenty of Boston-area companies are in there, including HubSpot, Constant Contact, Buzzient, Localytics, SiteSpect, and Nanigans.

Gazelle’s Millionth Gadget, from re-commerce and trade-in firm Gazelle, shows a timeline of consumer electronics milestones since 2007, such as the release of the iPad, Kindle Fire, and T-Mobile G1. Celebrities like Justin Bieber and Alec Baldwin also make appearances. Let’s move on…

The United Skills of America, from Smarterer, breaks down five regions of the U.S. and their respective tech-business strengths and weaknesses, based on the company’s online skills tests. For example, the West is relatively strong in developer skills and weak in finance, while the Northeast is short on design talent but long on math and spreadsheets. (Good fodder for geographic stereotyping, if nothing else.)

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com or call him at 617-252-7323. Follow @gthuang

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  • http://twitter.com/chiefmartec Scott Brinker

    Thanks for the mention! (And, by the way, ion interactive’s product team is based in Boston too.)