October 13, 2009

Three data points

* YouTube is serving more than 1 billion streams per day. YouTube launched in February 2005 and thus is not even five years old.
* Zynga's Facebook game Café World reached 10 million players in a week (!!!). Zynga's most popular game is Farmville with 56 million players (!!!) in the last month and the company is rumored to have $200 million in annual revenue (!!!). Zynga was founded in June 2007 and is just over two years old.
* MySpace is switching from traditional hard disk drives to solid state drives from Fusion-io. The new drives will have 1 % of the power and cooling costs of traditional drives. MySpace was founded in August 2003.

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