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Review:ed 2010 – October to December

This is the last part of my review 2010.

Video calling reached critical mass, live streaming comes to Facebook but is live still relevant in a world of on demand and self paced services?

Will the Internet get back to paid content and why is it so difficult to get reactions from readers?

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R:ED October 17th to October 23rd

  1. Why We Need TechCrunch in the Classroom
  2. Blackboard to Sell Online Courses Through New Partnership
  3. Video Calling Startup Wham! Nails $3 Million In Series A
  4. Collaborative Diagramming Tool Cacoo Goes Freemium, Adds New Features
  5. Unsocial: Foursquare Plus LinkedIn Minus All Your Friends
  6. How Social Search Will Transform the SEO Industry
  7. Ooyala Launches Video Paywall Powered By PayPal
  8. Evernote Raises $20M In Bid To Become A “Global Platform For Human Memory”
  9. Internet to Surpass 2 Billion Users This Year
  10. Download The OS X Facetime Beta Right Now
  11. An Art Class in a Video Game?
  12. Ning Gets Its Groupon On
  13. 49% of Small Business Owners Use Smartphones [STATS]
  14. Ustream Lets Users Set Up Their Own Pay Per View And Ad Free Broadcasting
  15. Disrupt Winner Qwiki Arrives In Private Alpha (1,000 Invites)
  16. Mobile Credit Card Reader Square Now Open for Business
  17. Robots Are Changing the Future of Telecommuting

Did Video Calling finally reach Critical Mass?

According to the latest Pew report it seems to be the case. In the report you can find that about 20% of Americans have at least once used a video calling feature on the PC or their mobile phone.

And today we learned that Skype 5.0 finally got the full Facebook implementation. This could actually be the tipping point for video calls becoming mainstream which would be of course very benefitial for live online language courses. Fast Company is already seeing 40% of Americans using video call at the end of next year.

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review:ed #4.1 with Dave Schappell – iPhone 4, FaceTime and Skype

In the fourth episode of review:ed, the show where a changing guest and I talk about recent news in online education, tech and funding, Dave Schappell the Founder and CEO of TeachStreet made his second appearance.

In the first part of the show Dave and I talked about the recent launch of the iPhone 4 and of course FaceTime.

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