A very cool tool, Gapminder is defined as "taking information that’s “dry as dust” and making it visible through animation. Making sense of the world by having fun with statistics!"
Google has a knack for statistics so they bought it. A list of what Google bought in the past 12 months
by Jon Brodkin, Network World. Thanks to Jeff for the link.
And While we are at it, check out the cool singular value decomposition implementation along with graphs and charts for netflix challenge, based on Simon Funk's algos at Timely Development. Source Code Included!
Last but not least, Minority report coming to life, Microsoft Surface