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Banishing Bandwidth Bottlenecks: Optimization is Cornerstone for Fast, Reliable High-Quality Video Delivery

Banishing Bandwidth Bottlenecks: Optimization is Cornerstone for Fast, Reliable High-Quality Video Delivery

  In today’s modern poly-device lifestyle, consumers shift seamlessly across phones, computers, televisions and tablets, devouring rich media content wherever they are. This hyper-connected culture has spawned a new breed of consumer who expects high-quality entertainment on-demand – and at lightning-fast ...

Samsung’s ‘Smart Pause’ Feature Hits iOS in Free App

Samsung’s ‘Smart Pause’ Feature Hits iOS in Free App

Anticipation reached Apple-like levels head of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 unveiling last month, and one feature in particular generated a good amount of hype. Though early reports incorrectly stated that “Smart Pause” utilized eye-tracking to automatically pause media when a user looked away from his or her phone, the new ...

Vudu Offices Burglarized, Hard Drives With User Info Stolen

Vudu Offices Burglarized, Hard Drives With User Info Stolen

Usually when customer info is snatched up by a ne'er-do-well, it's done digitally. Video streaming service Vudu, however, was the victim of an old fashioned burglary on March 24th of this year when someone broke into its offices and stole hard drives with customer data on them. According to an e-mail sent out to users ...

Report: Ex-President of News Corp. Bids $500 Million for Hulu

Report: Ex-President of News Corp. Bids $500 Million for Hulu

According to Reuters, Peter Chernin, ex-President of News Corp has bid $500 million for Hulu, the online video streaming giant. The timing of the offer isn’t surprising, as Hulu has been shopping for a buyer, but the amount is. As TNW reported recently: "Any company looking to build their profile in video content across ...

Rdio Expands Beyond Music, Adds New Branch Vdio

Rdio Expands Beyond Music, Adds New Branch Vdio

Rdio streaming music subscribers with Unlimited accounts will get access to new video service from the company called, appropriately, Vdio. (It had previously been in a closed beta.) It's a rental and purchasing platform—not a subscription service—but it incorporates the social and content discovery features you've been ...

Judge Rules that Aereo Doesn’t Break Copyright Law

Judge Rules that Aereo Doesn’t Break Copyright Law

A federal appeals court has ruled that Aereo’s TV-anywhere service doesn’t violate copyright law, opening the door for the startup to expand a service that lets consumers watch television on their mobile device for as low as $1 a day. The decision amounts to a major victory for cord cutters and could hasten the end of a ...

Netflix’s Next Series is Sense8: Sci-Fi from the Wachowskis

Netflix’s Next Series is Sense8: Sci-Fi from the Wachowskis

Continuing its quest to sate subscribers' appetites with a flow of original content, Netflix has announced a new original series, Sense8. Due in late 2014, it's being developed by the Wachowskis of The Matrix, V for Vendetta, Cloud Atlas and Speed Racer fame, as well as J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5. Details ...

Hulu’s Not for Sale Yet, But People Want to Buy It

Hulu’s Not for Sale Yet, But People Want to Buy It

Two years ago, Hulu’s corporate owners put the video site up for sale — and then took it off the block. New version of a similar story: Hulu’s corporate owners still aren’t sure what they want to do with the site. But they are starting to hear from would-be buyers, anyway. One of those potential purchasers is Ross ...

Spotify is Reportedly Adding a Video Service

Spotify is Reportedly Adding a Video Service

SAI reports that Spotify plans to expand beyond its on-demand streaming music service into the wild world of streaming video. According to unnamed sources, Spotify wants to take on VOD services with exclusive content, which would put the company in direct competition with companies like Netflix, Amazon, and even, if you're ...

YouTube Hits One Billion Monthly Users

YouTube Hits One Billion Monthly Users

On Thursday, YouTube announced that it has hit a billion monthly users, which is an extremely insane metric. We know that YouTube is the go-to place for silly, interesting and important videos, but these numbers are something that even TV networks dream of. The great part for YouTube is that this means that online video ad ...