My daily readings 12/05/2010

  • tags: khanacademy

    • The academy also includes many videos on non-math topics like biology, history, and the economics of a cupcake factory. Khan Academy videos are viewed more than 70,000 times per day – that’s more students than most major universities. Check out an example of Khan’s work below, along with a review of the his academy from PBS’s News Hour. Efforts of extraordinary individuals like Khan could revolutionize the way we teach, replacing textbooks and typical lectures with free online tutorials that students can watch at their own pace.
    • The academy also includes many videos on non-math topics like biology, history, and the economics of a cupcake factory. Khan Academy videos are viewed more than 70,000 times per day – that’s more students than most major universities.
    • They take little capital to create (Khan has made the videos on his own, and with simple graphic tools), they are widely accessible, and they can cover a wide range of topics that students need to learn. From a small investment comes a huge impact. That sort of success has attracted a lot of attention, from philanthropists like Bill Gates to media like PBS. Here’s the News Hour’s review of the Khan Academy:
    • Non-profit organizations like the Khan academy could create these lessons online for free, or we could pay for more advanced tutorials that have interactive features and tests. Either way, students would be able to review information at their own speed and compare lessons across multiple online academies to find the approach that suits them best.
  • tags: flipboard Competitor

  • tags: flipboard

    • The new technology is called Flipboard Pages, and it uses a set of HTML5 templates to convert Web pages into full-display paginated content–much more like a magazine than regular Flipboard content.  When users click on a link from ABC News, All Things Digital, Bon Appetit, Lonely Planet, SB Nation, SF Gate, Uncrate, or The Washington Post Magazine, they’ll see stories laid out in the new format. Eventually, Flipboard will open the technology to all publishers.
  • tags: admob eCPM android

    • how many installs do you have to be able to pull $2000 a month in ad revenue?

      which ad network are you using?

    • 200k installs generate all that revenue in Ads. The average active installs is around 40%, though.

      We started using Admob, but now we are much happier in Mobclix.

    • My Android numbers are similar, close to $1k after 2 months, now averaging around $10/day. It’s been pretty constant for a while, I suspect the natural decline over time is countered by more users picking up recently released phones like the Incredible and Desire.

      —–

    • We’ve had a lot of experience with Admob, and also with Mobclix. I’d recommend the latter.

      For some types of applications (such as news readers, definitely not action games), ads can work very nicely.

      You can expect something a eCPM of $1.20. In our case, that translates to like 6 cents per click (which is a metric I like more).

      We have a very shallow comparative in our blog: http://www.androidsx.com/admob-vs-mobclix-1st-round/

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