|WHAT CAN YOU WATCH?
||A total of more than 596 talks available, all from TED's two annual conferences, TED (February, in California) and TEDGlobal (July, in Oxford, England).
||More than 10,000 talks available, in whole or in part, from 160 presenters at venues such as the Cambridge Union Society and the New York Public Library.
||About 11 million streams served per month; 60% of viewers are overseas.
||More than 2 million streams served per month; 41% of viewers are overseas.
|SLOGAN (WHAT IT REALLY MEANS)
||"Ideas worth spreading" ("Isn't technology great? We can use it to save the world.")
||"The world is thinking" ("Isn't technology great? We can use it to watch these videos.")
||Penn Jillette: intelligent, tech savvy, sometimes funny, a bit of a blowhard
||Tom Friedman, or the hippest humanities professor at Williams College
|FOLLOW THE MONEY
||Not-for-profit; revenue via Web-site ad placements, conference fees, and sponsorships. Corporate partners include BMW, GE, and IBM.
||For-profit; revenue from on-site sponsorships (e.g., Chevron) and ad splits with distribution partners such as Hulu. Expects to break even this year.
|MOST POPULAR VIDEOS
||Oceanographer David Gallo on "underwater astonishments"; Pattie Maes of the MIT Media Lab demo-ing an alternate interface to the human environment
||MythBusters's Adam Savage on "colossal failures"; astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on "America's irrational love affair with Pluto"
||Crisp white, with accents of steel gray and red. Think lunch at the Googleplex.
||Somber charcoal gray and black. Think Master's Tea at Yale.
|RATION OF VIDEOS I FINISHED TO ONES I BEGAN