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Eureka! Netflix makes Amazon more reliable with open source software

Eureka! Netflix makes Amazon more reliable with open source software

Netflix is a big user of Amazon's cloud infrastructure services—such a big user, in fact, that it has built multiple software programs that make Amazon resources more reliable. Recently, Netflix described its "Chaos Monkey," which randomly takes Amazon virtual machines offline to help engineers identify network ...

DNC livestream on YouTube blocked on copyright grounds

DNC livestream on YouTube blocked on copyright grounds

Those hoping to catch the livestream of First Lady Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention on YouTube or BarackObama.com can forget about it -- it's been blocked. The event's official stream was yanked due to copyright infringement concerns, according to a message posted on YouTube: "This video ...

Amazon’s Big Hollywood Announcement: All About UltraViolet?

Amazon’s Big Hollywood Announcement: All About UltraViolet?

Amazon is holding a press event in Los Angeles on Thursday, in which it’s likely to announce new versions of its Kindle tablets. You know, now that the Kindle Fire is all sold out. There have even been some leaks about what that product will look like, and the fact that it could be ad-supported. But the location of the ...

Hulu marks its first year in Japan by opening up access on Apple TV

Hulu marks its first year in Japan by opening up access on Apple TV

It's been a year since Hulu launched its streaming video service in Japan, and to celebrate it's released its app on Apple TVs there. It hasn't all been roses for the last twelve months, with a price drop in April -- and we're not seeing any celebration of subscriber figures in the blog post -- despite including things like ...

TV Catchup for Android arrives on Google Play

TV Catchup for Android arrives on Google Play

TVCatchup, our favorite and most-used TV-watching service has brought its app over to Android. The service, which we've found to be much more reliable than the BBC's live streams on our flaky connection, lets you watch nearly 60 free-to-air channels available in the UK. The ad-supported app is available for free on Google ...

Amazon Partners With EPIX, Brings 3,000 More Titles To Prime Instant Video

Amazon Partners With EPIX, Brings 3,000 More Titles To Prime Instant Video

Amazon’s steady growth in building up its Amazon Prime Instant Video collection continues today with yet another deal with a content provider: this time, EPIX, a newer, premium channel with access to a selection of movies, comedy, music and sports events. Amazon says that the deal means “thousands” of new titles will ...

Report: Nearly 20 Percent Of Internet users in the US can’t watch HD video at all, on any device

Report: Nearly 20 Percent Of Internet users in the US can’t watch HD video at all, on any device

According to a report from video hosting and analytics startup Wistia, nearly 20 percent of all Internet users in the US are unable to watch HD video (~2 Mbps), on any device. The study, which resulted when Wistia pulled data from some 500 million viewing sessions, sought to find out what users are actually experiencing. ...

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings’ response to HBO Nordic: It’s on!

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings’ response to HBO Nordic: It’s on!

Hot on the heels of HBO’s announcement that the network is going over the top in Northern Europe, comes Netflix CEO Reed Hastings challenge for it to do the same in the U.S. Hastings posted the following comment Thursday afternoon on his Facebook page: “Excited to see HBO join us in offering standalone streaming service ...

Vimeo adds advanced uploading features, custom thumbnails and Dropbox integration

Vimeo adds advanced uploading features, custom thumbnails and Dropbox integration

Last we heard, Vimeo was the one being integrated into a couple of Microsoft's photo and movie-making products, but now it's the video giant announcing a service integration of its own. Of course, as you can see above, we're talking about the recently announced Dropbox synthesis -- which will allow Vimeo users to upload vid ...

Why Are YouTube Users Abandoning Ship?

Why Are YouTube Users Abandoning Ship?

During my keynote at this year’s Vidcon conference in late June, I talked about the flight of users I’m seeing from YouTube, and I commented on how I thought the site’s direction was misguided. It certainly got people talking. One of the top execs at YouTube chastised me for even saying it, while some blogs construed ...