Skype is proudly announcing its 100 millionth download. Recently, Richard Stastny pointed to some new stats giving a breakdown of the top Skype economies (April 2005), which looks like this if we graph it.
Hot on the heels of recent comments that on-line advertising has not found a suitable alternative to the "cost-per-click" business model (known as CPC by those in the trade), Google is launching a new service based on the "cost per mille" model (known as CPM by those in the trade). The cost-per-mille model means advertisers pay a fee for every thousand people. Why is Google doing this? What impact will it have, if any? Will this bring a wholesale change to the on-line advertising business models?
This paper by Richard Nantel looks at mobile e-Learning (sometimes called 'm-Learning'), a new way to learn using small, portable computers such as personal digital assistants (PDAs), handheld computers, two-way messaging pagers, Internet-enabled cell phones, as well as hybrid devices that combine two or more of these devices into one. While focusing on corporate use, the article also has utilities for educational institutions as well. Nantel presents the advantages and challenges of mobile e-Learning as well as a list of criteria to consider in deciding whether mobile e-Learning is right for your organization and then looks at the common devices, platforms and content available for mobile e-Learning.
The Bahrain government has announced that all websites will
be required to register with the Ministry of Information
within six months. The Ministry will require name, address,
and telephone number for each website owner.