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‘Gangnam Style’ Makes $8 Million On YouTube Views Alone


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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.


Ways YouTube Can Be Used for Promoting Your Website

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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.


Blog Privacy Policy & Disclaimers Explained

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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.

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Almost No One Has Downloaded Android Jelly Bean

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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.


Marissa Mayer Salary: Yahoo’s New CEO

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Yahoo on Thursday disclosed the salary of new CEO Marissa Mayer.

According to the documents, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mayer will receive an annual base salary of $1 million. She will also receive a yearly bonus of 200 percent of her base salary.

Her annual equity award for 2012 will be $12 million, half in restricted stock that vests over three years, and half as a stock option that vests over 30 months.

If she remains with the company for five years, she will be eligible for a massive performance and retention award of $30 million, which vests over five years. Yahoo’s filing details the one-time award thus: