Articles by Lisa Mahapatra
- 50 Shades Of Putin: The Game
February 13 2014 4:14 PM
“Vlad You’re Mine!” This Valentine’s day, give the gift of Putin. Play our Vladimir Putin emotion matrix game!
- Corruption In Sochi, In An Infographic
February 11 2014 6:34 AM
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov alleged that more than half of the $50 billion spent on the Sochi Olympics was embezzled.
- Flappy Bird: The App That Took A Roller-Coaster Ride
February 10 2014 12:11 PM
A look at the meteoric rise of Flappy Bird, using Google search trends and app review data.
- Two Maps That Prove Taxing Cigarettes Works
February 07 2014 3:26 PM
We mapped the cigarette tax and number of smokers in each state, and here’s what we found.
- Where In The World Are Cigarettes Cheapest?
February 07 2014 11:33 AM
If you’re willing to go to Pakistan for your nicotine fix, you can score a pack of Marlboros for less than $1.
- Religion In The US, Mapped
February 06 2014 2:08 PM
Mississippi is the most Protestant state, Rhode Island is the most Catholic, Utah is Mormon and New York has the most Jews.
- Who Are The Most Popular Superheroes In The Marvel Universe?
February 06 2014 10:56 AM
Clue: his civilian name is Peter Parker. But who’s number two?
- How Much Do Cigarettes Cost In Each US State?
February 05 2014 12:12 PM
Smokers in New York City are burning through about three times as much money on cigarettes as smokers in Kentucky.
- The Evolution Of The PlayStation
February 05 2014 10:54 AM
Here's a look back at how the PlayStation has changed since 1994:
- A Brief History Of Facebook
February 04 2014 2:27 PM
With a market capitalization of more than $150 billion, Facebook isn’t just a social network, it’s THE social network. Here’s how it happened.
- XBox One vs. PS4: Who’s Winning The Twitter Battle?
February 03 2014 2:00 PM
More than 10,000 people tweeted about the PS4 and the XBox One today, but which console got more tweets?
- Get That Money! Which Companies Get The Most Props In Hip-Hop?
January 31 2014 2:23 PM
When it comes to rap clout, only some of the world's biggest companies are name-dropped in lyrics. Who made the list?
- All The News Worth Tweeting About
January 30 2014 1:31 PM
Read all about it: The Washington Post drove more tweets than any other newspaper in the U.S. in 2013.
- State Of The Union - The Twitter Heat Chart
January 29 2014 10:38 AM
Check out Twitter's interactive visualization that tracked what President Obama said during his speech.
- The Rise Of The Chinese Tourist
January 28 2014 12:10 PM
More people visited Hong Kong in 2012 than any other city in the world.
- Here’s How Much Digital Trade Affects Economies
January 27 2014 12:10 PM
Countries with significant constraints on Internet use are losing out on average 2.5 percent of their annual GDP.
- Guess Who’s Making More Money Than You?
January 24 2014 6:14 AM
Garbage men in Newport Beach, Calif., get paid more than most sales managers.
- What Nations Spend On Food
January 23 2014 1:44 PM
As a percentage of all U.S. consumer goods purchased in a year, food accounts for less than it does in 83 other countries.
- Mapping Celebrities: Where Do NYC’s Rich And Famous Live?
January 22 2014 1:25 PM
More celebrities live in one noted NYC neighborhood than in any other.
- Yes, Perks Come With Working In Tech
January 21 2014 1:08 PM
From $2,000 to travel anywhere, to electronics budgets to daycare and on-site grooming services, tech work can be sweet.