Archives for June 2010

Online ad revenue to surpass newspapers in U.S. by 2014

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Global Entertainment and Media Outlook for 2010 to 2014 the ad revenue market would look like, Read more on Online ad revenue to surpass newspapers in U.S. by 2014…

Get ready for surge in internet user base: Wireless Broadband

Indian has currently 9 million broadband subscribers. Currently only 8 people in 1,000 have broadband access in India. Pathetically low penetration. Will wireless broadband change this? I think it will.

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Political online ads to be made accountable in US

In 2009, politicians in India “flirted” with the internet during the general elections. Except for Shashi Tharoor nobody is notably active on the internet.

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Should kids in Indian Schools learn Computers or Programming?

Nearly all school boards in India today teach computers & programming. I am more familiar with the central boards – ICSE & CBSE. In ICSE syllabus you learn about computers (Microsoft Office, internet browsers etc) in primary school (may be 4th, 5th grades) and in 9th grade you can opt to take computers (which is Java programming) or economics or other things like singing. In CBSE it appears students “must” take computers in 9th and 10th which is programming (Visual Basic).

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Global internet traffic to increase more than fourfold by 2014: Cisco

According to Cisco the global internet traffic will quadruple by 2014. Some highlights,

  • Improvements in network bandwidth capacity and Internet speeds, along with the increasing popularity of HDTV and 3DTV are key factors expecting to quadruple IP traffic from 2009 to 2014
  • Global IP traffic is expected to increase more than fourfold (4.3 times) from 2009 to 2014, reaching 63.9 exabytes per month in 2014, up from approximately 56 exabytes per month in 2013
  • The nearly 64 exabytes of global IP traffic per month projected for 2014 is equivalent to 16 billion DVDs; 21 trillion MP3’s; or 399 quadrillion text messages.

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