Class2Go: Stanford’s New Open-Source Platform For Online Education

Posted by & filed under Analytics, business models, data analytics, data mining, education, online education, YouTube.

Description: Higher education institutions have been expanding their resources online by offering extra courses and diplomas that can be earned at a student’s leisure. Stanford University has been at the center of this expansion but their newest iteration, Class2Go, offers something significantly different from its MOOC predecessors. Source: TechCrunch Date: September 17th, 2012 The cost… Read more »

20th Century Fox Puts Movies Online First With A Big Push Behind “Digital HD”

Posted by & filed under Amazon, Business Intelligence, business models, Cloud Computing, Ecommerce, streaming video, YouTube.

Description: 20th Century Fox has recently shown some innovation in attempts to boost their online movie sales. Going forward, new movies released by Fox will be offered online in “Digital HD” 3 weeks ahead of In-store DVDs. This shift in priorities may just inject some life into a floundering industry. Source: TechCrunch Date: September 18th,… Read more »

Erasing the Boundaries

Posted by & filed under Apple, Ecommerce, exam2012A, FaceBook, Google, RIM, YouTube.

Description: The biggest tech companies are no longer content simply to enhance part of your day. They want to erase the boundaries, do what the other big tech companies are doing and own every waking moment. Source: nytimes .com Date: Feb 12, 2012 In the old days, you listened to music on your iPod while… Read more »

Google Details Electricity Usage of Its Data Centers

Posted by & filed under Cloud Computing, Google, Green Computing, Green Tech, YouTube.

Description: Google released what was once among its most closely guarded secrets on Thursday: how much electricity its enormous computing facilities consume. Source: NYT.com Date: Sept 8, 2011 “The company said that its data centers continuously drew almost 260 million watts — about a quarter of the output of a nuclear power plant — to run Google… Read more »

Start a YouTube empire, quit your day job

Posted by & filed under branding, business models, YouTube.

Description: A surprising number of people are turning their video production skills and on-screen talents into entrepreneurial ventures, providing a service and managing to make a sizable income at it via YouTube’s Partner Program. Source: Globe&Mail.com Date: March 17, 2011 The program allows YouTube to share advertising revenue, generated from ads that are overlaid or appear… Read more »