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We remember when the K-Pop hit first made its way to YouTube in July. We remember when it became the most-watched video on the network in November. We remember when it hit 1 billion views in December.
Now we learn about another milestone “Gangnam Style” has reached. During Google’s fourth quarter earnings call on Tuesday, Google chief business officer Nikesh Arora revealed that “Gangnam Style” had brought in $8 million on YouTube views alone.
Google allows creators to monetize popular YouTube videos by placing advertisements before the video you want to watch. For ultra-popular videos like Gangnam Style, this practice can be lucrative: Christopher Mims of Quartz does the math and says the $8 million in earnings reported by Arora means the video is generating about $0.65 in revenue per click. For a video with 1.23 billion YouTube views and counting, that kind of cash adds up — fast.
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Using social media to your advantage could help you reach millions of potential website visitors. As most of the popular social media sites are free to sign up with, the only investment you’ll need is time. Using YouTube could incur the costs of cameras or other equipment, but can still be effective for less than $40 with a webcam. How can creating your own YouTube channel help your website?
1. Tips and Reviews – Regardless of what your website is about, a video can be made for it. If you sell printer ink, make a video on how to replace cartridges, or promote a brand you sell.
Even if your blog isn’t what you consider to be your “full-time job” it does contain information that is available for anyone anywhere to access whenever they want. Because of this, there are certain legal loose ends you need to tend to so that you don’t end up getting caught in any legal crossfire should someone feel you misled them with information that you did, or didn’t, provide. This doesn’t mean you need to rush out and hire a lawyer, but you do want to take a few minutes to make sure that you have all your ducks in a row. This is where privacy policies, disclaimers, and disclosures come into play.
Category: Social, Technology Tags: Android, Android Jelly Bean, Android Stats, Apple, Bean, google, IPad, iPhone, Jelly bean, Mobile Phones, Samsung, Uk News
Less than 2% of all Android devices are running Google’s latest operating system – almost three months after it was launched.
Phone manufacturers have long been criticised for not bringing Android updates to their devices in a timely manner.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was unveiled in July, but is installed on 1.8% of Android devices, according to Google’s stats.
More than 55% are still running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, just under two years after its launch.
The stats are based on the devices which accessed Google’s Play store over the last 14 days.
Several key Android devices, including the Samsung Galaxy SIII, are yet to receive upgrades to Jelly Bean.
Samsung has promised to roll out Jelly Bean to the UK at the start of October, and availability is expected imminently.
Category: Social, Technology Tags: $20 billion, Atlantic, Bolivia, Cost Of Spam, E-mail spam, Externality, google, microsoft, Spam, Spam Costs, Spam Email, yahoo
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Toward the top of my spam folder, I have messages asking if I’d like to lose weight fast, if I’d like to make an extra $10,000 this week, or if I’d like to get a $1,500 loan in less than an hour.
My answer is a curt “no” to all. Though dealing with these messages may seem like a small inconvenience, with 94 billion spam messages sent daily, these pitches accumulate. In fact, it turns out they add up to a $20 billion cost to society, according to a new paper called “The Economics of Spam,” by Justin M. Rao and David H. Reiley, researchers at Microsoft and Google respectively.
That eleven-figure number is derived from the cost of developing the software required to filter out spam emails and the few seconds it takes to delete every spam email that isn’t successfully blocked. You’re affected in more subtle ways as well: keep in mind that spam forces the engineers at Google, Yahoo or any other email provider to spend their time fighting spam, rather building new fun features. And because it’s not just a few people footing the bill, but pretty much everyone who’s ever used email, there’s little political incentive for laws that really crack down on spammers.