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Commentary: Napster to Go -- Do Hedged Bets Equal Innovation?

Napster’s new "Napster to Go"—the latest round in the "subscribe vs. buy" online music argument—suggests that, Super Bowl ads aside, the debate’s really over.
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Feb 2005

Vlogging Takes Streamed Content to the Next Level

In the aftermath of the tsunami tragedy, video blogs have become familiar and gained respectability. Now, with tools like Serious Magic’s Vlog It!, it’s only a matter of time until they become another powerful tool for enterprise communications.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Feb 2005

Ultra Wideband Technology Holds Promise for Streaming

Ultra wideband technology succeeds where 802.11b fails, handling multiple simultaneous transmissions across a wide band of frequences.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Feb 2005

Streaming the Grammys

With a mix of rehearsal and backstage footage, the 47th Annual Grammy Awards hope to top last year’s record of more than one million viewers of its “awards week” streaming content.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Feb 2005

AccuStream Report Reveals Strong Growth in 2004

With its proprietary database and server log data from major CDNs, AccuStream iMedia Research has been reporting on streaming since 1991.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Feb 2005

Video Tools for IP Schools

Cisco’s VoIP solutions help school districts consolidate their networks and make videoconferencing a reality.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Feb 2005

ISMA Releases Next Link in Content Delivery Chain

Specification 2.0, based on H.264, is but one of several initiatives designed to create industry-wide standards.
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Jan 2005

News Analysis: Too Much, Too Soon?

As Optibase shifts its focus back to network and streaming products, whither Media 100? It's a stark switch from the compay's public stance six months ago.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Jan 2005

Acacia’s 27 New Patent Portfolios Just Tip of the Iceberg

The company’s attempts to enforce patents on streaming technology merely are representative of a larger, worldwide trend of firms working to collect patent licensing revenue.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Jan 2005

Fiber, Convergence, and Communities of the Future

Fiber optic technology takes root in Provo, Utah with municipally built broadband infrastructure. Some residents will soon be able to have access, over the city's fiber optic network (known as the iProvo network), to a converged IP service from HomeNet Communications
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Jan 2005

H.264 Begins Its Ascent

To quote Mark Twain, reports of the codec's demise are premature. If anything, H.264 is just beginning to gain traction.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Jan 2005

Industry Perspectives: Finding the Bitrate Sweet Spot

When using MPEG formats in business communications, the biggest challenge can be arriving at the best compromise between compression and quality.
Featured Articles, Posted 29 Dec 2004

VideoLAN's Piece de Resistance

An open-source streaming server and client, rolled into one
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Dec 2004

Videophones, Round 3: Finally as easy as picking up the phone?

A batch of recent announcements and upcoming CES product announcements suggest that videophones just might be ready for their closeup.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Dec 2004

Industry Perspectives: 3ivx is not DivX

It’s hard enough keeping track of the myriad codecs available for streaming. It’s even tougher when the names are so similar. Here, two 3ivx proponents break down the difference between their and the higher-profile DivX.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Dec 2004

Industry Perspectives: Delivering High-Quality Video Service Over DSL Networks

Fiber optics isn’t the only solution available to deliver video and interactive digital media to the home.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Dec 2004

Case Study: IBM "Flashes Up" eNewsletter

When IBM realized that its HTML-based IT newsletter wasn't getting the job done, the company looked to ForwardView to provide Interactivity.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Dec 2004

Acacia Update: Still Flying Underneath the Radar

Due to its seemingly esoteric nature, most major news organizations have reported on Acacia’s DMT patent claims only fleetingly. What’s surprising is how many trade organizations—even those with members who’ve been contacted by Acacia—have continued to ignore this important and complex issue.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Nov 2004

Streaming Helps AV Industry Eliminate Cable Clutter

Now’s the time for savvy manufacturers to take advantage of the growing convergence of traditional analog audio-visual gear and IP-based devices.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Nov 2004

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