The advance program for the 2014 Streaming Media West show (#smwest) taking place Nov. 18-19, at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa in Huntington Beach, CA is now complete.[view the entire agenda here] Speaker placement has officially started and our first batch of speakers from Netflix, FOX Networks, DIRECTV, NY Times and YouTube […]
Thursday at 2pm ET, I’ll be moderating another StreamingMedia.com webinar, this time on the topic of, “Enterprise Video: On-Premises vs Cloud.” In this webinar, you’ll learn how enterprise IT organizations can make the right decisions about moving from on-premises video platforms to cloud based solutions. Hear why on-premises vs. cloud is not only about security […]
A Spotify intern and Ph.D. student published a blog post laying out his work to improve Spotify's recommendation algorithms using deep learning to analyze the acoustic properties of songs. He hopes his models can help listeners discover...Show More Summary
Love History Channel and Lifetime? Then you may be able to watch them on Dish's upcoming internet TV service -- but lots of details are still unclear. Dish’s upcoming internet TV service gets A+E content, but questions remain originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
The estate of Arthur Conan Doyle tried to squeeze an editor into paying for Sherlock Holmes works in the public domain. Now the estate will pay instead after Judge Richard Posner blasted "their extortionate game." Judge Posner orders estate to pay up over Sherlock Holmes copyright “extortion” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
Law enforcement and forensic teams could someday rely on minute movement caused by sound to recover audio from a video. If this research pans out, don’t bring a bag of potato chips to the secret meeting originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
Aryaka Networks recently launched a new CDN in the market that is purpose built for B2B enterprise content delivery, something a bit different than what most CDNs are offering today. Those who track the CDN market have probably never heard of Aryaka before because the company focuses on cloud based WAN solutions that have been […]
Apples $3 billion acquisition of Beats Music and Beats Audio has been finalized, and Vivendi is getting $404 million of the money. It’s official: Beats is now part of Apple originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
Since last year, Apple’s been hard at work building out their own CDN and now those efforts are paying off. Recently, Apple’s CDN has gone live in the U.S. and Europe and the company is now delivering some of their own content, directly to consumers. In addition, Apple has interconnect deals in place with multiple […]
It’s been eight months since I last updated my list of vendors in the CDN ecosystem and since then, some changes have taken place. Below is my most up to date list, with many new companies like Aryaka, Comcast, Hibernia Networks, MileWEB, MaxCDN and others having been added. (You can easily find this list at […]
Contently, a New York-based startup that specializes in content marketing, has launched a non-profit foundation that will use some of the revenue from its marketing business to fund investigative journalism Iceberg rescues Titanic: Content marketer launches fund for investigative journalism originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
The GAO has taken a look at broadband caps on behalf of Congress and has uncovered a few troubling things. The GAO finds a few problems with broadband data caps originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
A new generation of hip-hop artists has been on the forefront of online music innovation, and an upcoming documentary is trying to shed a light on the intersection of hip-hop and technology. The Gigaom interview: documentary filmmaker Marguerite de Bourgoing on hip-hop and the internet originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
Medium has launched a mini-magazine about design that is sponsored by BMW, and will include articles about the auto-maker that are written by Medium staff with the help of the company's ad agency Medium becomes even more of a publisher as it experiments with sponsored content originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
Apple TV got a few more apps Tuesday, including a CNBC app that offers access to a live stream of the business news network as well as full episodes and clips. Viewers who want to watch CNBC live, or catch up on full shows, do need to sign […] Apple TV gets CNBC, Fox Now apps originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
The new "Operation Creative" tactic is designed to tackle the funding of copyright-infringement websites without making users vulnerable to malware, as an earlier pilot accidentally did. However, it's a bit worrying to see police censoring...Show More Summary
About two weeks ago, on Thursday July 17th, Limelight Networks suffered a major outage of their network that for some, measured 76 minutes of downtime. I got multiple calls from customers about the outage and Cedexis, a company that provides performance measurements from the standpoint of end users around the world, discussed the details of […]
Netflix will launch in Germany and five other European countries this September, and local broadcasters are scrambling to compete. German broadcaster next to build Netflix competitor originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
We no longer have to rely solely on reports from a handful of mainstream media outlets when news breaks in places like Ukraine or Gaza, and while that has made the news environment more chaotic it has also led to some significant benefits...Show More Summary
Apple has acquired BookLamp, the Boise, Idaho-based startup that aimed to provide better book recommendations based on thousands of elements of a book's text. Apple acquires BookLamp, which was once a great book recommendation site originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….