Shame on Nielsen

I guess we can all agree that he core business of a company like Nielsen is to compile, analyze and present numbers. So, how can they explain this chart.

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Nothing really overly complicated here, this is a chart of the market share of the different actors of the US cellphone market.
The problem is that the chart does not matches the numbers, really not at all. Android should have 50% of the area and the area dedicated to RIM is almost as large as the one allocated to RIM.
The correct chart looks like that and you can clearly notice the difference.

So, shame on Nielsen for presenting this chart in a completely misleading way. It’s their business to crunch numbers, can we still trust them to do that?


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