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Forecasts for Video Downloads…whose in the MONEY apple ? – itSreal

Annual consumer spending on Internet downloads of movies and TV shows will top $4 billion in 2011, up from just $111 million last year, according to a study released Wednesday by Adams Media Research.

“The Internet is going to revolutionize the distribution of video,” says Adams Media Research President Tom Adams.

The growth will be fueled by the introduction of hardware devices such as Apple TV, a $299 box that converts videos downloaded from the Internet into signals that can be played on high-definition television sets.

Apple Inc. is selling those boxes on its Web site and says they will be shipped later this month.

Adams Media Research is betting that video downloads will ramp up gradually as Apple TV and similar devices win acceptance among consumers.

The market researcher forecasts that sales of video downloads will total $472 million in 2007, $1.2 billion in 2008, $2 billion in 2009, $3.1 billion in 2010, then hit $4.1 billion in 2011.

It also predicts that advertiser spending on Internet video streams to PCs and TVs will approach $1.7 billion by 2011.

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SINGAPORE: BNI Big Breakfasts International Networking Week

BNI Big Breakfasts International Networking Week

BNI is pleased to announce the launch of International Networking Week™ during 5th – 9th Feb 2007.

6th Feb 2007 Tuesday, 7.30am
BNI Big Breakfast @ Hill Street
BNI Big Breakfast @ Queen’s Street
BNI Big Breakfast @ Peninsula.Excelsior Hotel 5 Coleman Street
BNI Big Breakfast @ Havelock Road

International Networking Week ™ is an intitiative of BNI ! International Networking Week™ will feature a number of networking events across the world!

The goal of International Networking Week™ is to celebrate the key role that networking plays in the development and success of businesses across the world.

Simultaneous events will be held globally to celebrate International Networking Week™. The focus of these events will be to bring together representatives of government, businesses and the community to network with each other, to understand the concept of good networking and to listen to talks by key networking specialists from across the world. These speakers will offer advice and information on how businesses can grow and succeed through good networking practices.

Invitations to attend are open to the wider business community, members of other networking organisations, students, press representatives and interested parties from all levels of government and business. The purpose of International Networking Week™ is to raise the profile of networking in the wider community, recognising it as an essential tool for success in today’s business climate.

Your networking group is invited to participate! Email andrew@thepacificwest.com

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For event Sponsorship, contact BNI National Office +65 64400343.

INW 2007

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Event: International Networking Week 2007 5 – 9 Feb, Singapore BIG Breakfast Details

INW 2007 I invite you to attend your local events for International Networking Week. In Singapore BNI has arranged the BIG Breakfast at the Peninsula Hotel 6th Feb 2007 at 7.30am Guests: $25.00.

For more information on International Networking Week please watch the youtube video below:

INW 2007 – Who Can you Refer Today

INW 2007

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there.com VS secondlife.com courtesy of youtube.com: APPENDAGES

Seems the worlds have differences yet the big corporates are Buying into secondlife itSreal

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secondlife has a new dedicated newspaper The AvaSTAR- itSreal

A German media company called Bild.T-Online AG & Co. KG is hoping to draw in some ad dollars for its New secondlife Newspaper, currently it is free but they hope to put it on sale after the launch period for L$150 (SGD 0.83), they also promote that-they will pay Linden dollars for actually BIG Linden dollars for your stories. With Reuters as a permanent resident they have competition but I think they are on a winner if they stay the distance.

My review of AvaStar

Have just read almost from front cover to back of Issue 3…its an interesting read but it needs something more….for me maybe a true Business Section instead of play-land SL, needs to be introduced…especially to get the BIG BUCKS from corporate advertisers, there must also be NEW recruitment (recruit.net) opportunities and business collaborations available with secondlife’s growing importance that could be reported on in detail, AvaStar has enormous potential if it has more real world reporting on secondlife activities – itSreal

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IBM’s secondlife, Virtual Worlds and 3-D Internet Strategy source: IBM.com

These experimentations — with innovative companies like Circuit City — are part of an IBM-led initiative to collaborate with clients and partners in three ways — conducting business inside virtual worlds; connecting the virtual world with the real world to create a richer, more immersive Web environment; and to solve business problems in a new way.

IBM is opening up areas in SecondLife previously inaccessible to the general public. On these “islands” — which are spaces where people can build three-dimensional objects and interact with other people in a way that is more visual and real — IBM has been experimenting on extending virtual worlds for business. Three key areas in business include: virtual commerce and work with clients to apply virtual worlds to business problems; driving new kinds of collaboration and education; and experimentations on pushing the limits with a broad community on what might be possible in virtual worlds.

IBM is working with dozens of clients to experiment and help them understand and apply virtual worlds to their business. While IBM is prototyping and developing in SecondLife, it has a bigger strategy to collaborate with a community in an open source fashion to build out the next generation Web, which IBM and others call the 3-D Internet. IBM also aims to build a platform for “serious” business, including 3-D Intranets inside of a company firewall where private and confidential business can be conducted.

In addition to virtual commerce, IBM works with clients, employees and alumni to use virtual worlds to drive collaboration and provide a more immersive online educational experience. For example, IBM uses virtual worlds to connect with its alumni population and for on-boarding and educating new and current employees. Virtual worlds have proven an effective tool to help simplify the complex, with 3-D models and interactions that cannot be recreated in a Web conference or phone conversation, and have been useful in connecting people around the globe to drive collaboration.

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Looking for a new WORKLIFE visit this new recruit search engine recruit.net – itSreal

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