My brother asked the question on Facebook. Why isn’t anyone talking about the $134 billion found in a suitcase?
I didn’t know anything about it, so I googled it and found that 5 days ago, two 50-something men were stopped by customs officers on a train in Italy on their way into Switzerland. The customs officers found $134 billion worth of undeclared US bonds in a false bottom of their suitcase(s). The men have been described as being Japanese, but that may not be true.
DotMobi (.mobi) is a top level domain which been around since 2006. But its popularity is finally growing — by leaps and bounds.
Not only are software publishers like Symantec jumping on to the bandwagon with their mobile site for the Norton brand (norton.mobi) but radio stations like NPR, newspapers like the Globe & Mail (Canada) and movie distributors like Warner Brothers are discovering that .mobi has an audience.
dotMobi, the .mobi domain registry, released a report in a couple of weeks ago that shows just how relevant the domain is. They estimate around 1.1 million mobile site addresses now exist – in 2008 there were only 150,000. And in 2007, only 25,000.
Since April 11th, she’s had over 65 million views on YouTube for a single 4 minute performance, making it one of the most popular videos ever posted. Susan Boyle, a 47 year-old frumpy spinster, had told her mother, who died two years ago, that she would do “something” with her life. She had never been married. Never even been kissed. When she came on stage for the “Britain’s Got Talent” show, she sang so sweetly, so powerfully, that the entire audience was on their feet giving her an ovation only a few lines into the song.