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DeepField Data Shows Apple Traffic Jumping From 200Gbps to 3Tbps Thanks To iOS8 Downloads

Following up on the data I already published from Qwilt, DeepField has also shared some data with me showing just how much traffic spiked when Apple’s iOS 8 download was released. DeepField collects data from ISPs that participate in their Internet Observatory research project and the below chart shows Apple traffic from those ISPs, which […]

Gigaom: Ubuntu may soon get native Netflix support

1 hour agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Getting Netflix to work on Linux has always been a bit difficult. Now, Ubuntu could gain native Netflix playback capabilities, thanks to Netflix's adoption of HTML5 video streaming.

Dyn Launches Internet Intelligence Tool With Unique Perspective On iOS 8 Internet Impact

Earlier this week, Dyn launched a new Internet Intelligence platform that allows customers to look at the routing that makes content delivery possible and see the performance between transit providers that impacts customer experience. Using the tool to look at Apple iOS 8 release gives a global view of the event and what is happening […]

CDNs Akamai, Limelight Networks and Level 3 Are In The Mix For iOS8 Downloads

While Apple is delivering the majority of iOS 8 downloads from their own CDN, third-party content delivery providers Akamai, Limelight Networks and Level 3 are getting some iOS 8 traffic. Based on traceroutes and other data from Cedexis, DeepField, DYN and internal data from ISPs, it’s clear Apple is using a multi-CDN strategy especially in […]

Gigaom: YouTube is spending more money on original content

20 hours agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

YouTube is once again investing in original content. But this time around, it is focusing on producers who are already successful on the site.

Gigaom: Meet Wonder.fm: We Are Hunted’s co-founder is back with a new music discovery site

yesterdayWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Stephen Phillips co-founded We Are Hunted and led Twitter's music efforts. Now he's back with a new music discovery site.

Gigaom: YouTube is a big success on cable boxes in Hungary. So when will it launch elsewhere?

yesterdayWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Cable subscribers in Hungary have been watching a million minutes of YouTube every day since the video service became available on their set-top boxes.

Apple iOS 8 Traffic Already 50% Higher Than Regular Traffic Inside ISP Networks

Apple’s iOS 8 update is just kicking into high gear now with the peak expected to hit later this evening as people arrive at home and start updating. Based on data from transparent caching provider Qwilt, traffic inside some last mile networks is already 50% higher than regular network traffic at 4pm PST. It’s also […]

Gigaom: Journalism school shuts down its print newspaper, will publish everything on Medium

yesterdayWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Students at the Mt. San Antonio College journalism school were depressed about how no one was reading their print newspaper, so their instructor shut it down and now they are publishing…

Apple’s iOS 8 Downloads Coming From Their Own CDN, Likely Will Be a Traffic Record

I’ve looked at a lot of traceroutes today for the download of Apple’s iOS 8 update and so far, all the records I have seen show they are coming from Apple’s own CDN, not third-party CDNs Akamai and Level 3. It’s still possible Akamai and Level 3 have some of the business, but so far, […]

VC-1 Is Dead: Open Standards Finally Winning the Battle Against Proprietary Formats

It’s that time of the year again, where myself and the digital media team at Frost & Sullivan capture key video technology trends in the media and entertainment world. The industry has come a long way in the last three years, with the alphabet soup of walled garden formats giving way to the relative uniformity […]

Thursday Webinar – Transcoding and Prepping Content for The Multiscreen Mandate

Thursday at 2pm ET, I’ll be moderating another StreamingMedia.com webinar, this time on the topic of, “Transcoding and Prepping Content for The Multiscreen Mandate.” Encoding your video is one thing; transcoding is another ball of wax entirely. As multiscreen video consumption continues to grow, how does a company with a large video library ensure the […]

Gigaom: Nick Denton admits he was overly ambitious with Kinja, but insists the platform is on track

2 days agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Even as it announces a move to a swanky uptown New York office, Gawker Media remains a work in progress, says founder Nick Denton -- especially the somewhat balky commenting/blogging platform…

Gigaom: Netflix’s secret weapon to conquer Europe: pay TV boxes

2 days agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Netflix has teamed up with European pay TV operators to add its app to their set-top boxes, and could make further inroads with this approach in the U.S. as well.

Gigaom: Bop.fm wants to bring on-demand streaming to Pandora users

3 days agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Liked a song on Pandora? Now you can revisit it and listen to it again.

New Findings Show Cloud Solutions Deliver an Outstanding Price-Performance Value Proposition

We all know that video volume is skyrocketing, millenials are far more likely to watch video on their devices than on their primary screens, and end users are only a mouse click away from an alternative content source should your service fail to delight. Online video offerings are no longer an option for content companies […]

Gigaom: Hated podcast troll wins $1.3M patent verdict from CBS, but may soon be dead all the same

3 days agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

One of the standard bearers of America's broken system -- a podcast troll that never made a podcast -- has proved depressingly tenacious. Despite winning another jury verdict, the troll's days…

Gigaom: Chromecast gets Twitch, DramaFever, Watch Disney and iHeartRadio apps

3 days agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Chromecast just got another major app update: Twitch, DramaFever and iHeartRadio added Chromecast support to their apps, and Disney continued the adoption of Chromecast by adding cast capability to its WATCH…

Gigaom: Journalism isn’t just about informing readers, it’s also about helping them take action

3 days agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

Journalists need to learn how to do more than just tell readers about news events -- they need to understand how to listen as well, and how to help their communities…

Gigaom: Authors United may not want to admit it, but most books are consumer goods like any other

3 days agoWeb / Web Videos : NewTeeVee

A letter to the Amazon board from the lobby group Authors United argues that books are not a consumer good like razor blades or television sets, but its case is based…

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