From the unexpected—Steve Jobs coming out in favor of unprotected music—to the absurd—a man sued by the RIAA for downloading a paltry five songs—recent events highlight the fundamental problems with DRM.
Wed., Feb. 7, by Tim Siglin
Posted 07 Feb 2007
You'd think that advertisers paying big bucks for Super Bowl commercials would get the most for their money by exploiting online or mobile video tie-ins, but that wasn't always the case. Here are the top five big winners—and a few losers—in cross-platform advertising's big game.
Mon., Feb. 5, by Tejpaul Bhatia and Jim Hopkinson
Posted 05 Feb 2007
YouTube's announcement that it will begin some sort of revenue-sharing program opens a Pandora’s Box of legal, ethical, and business questions.
Tues., Jan. 30, by Tim Siglin
Posted 30 Jan 2007
Streaming Media Then and Now
Posted 29 Jan 2007
Announcements from MySpace, Merlin, France Telcom, and a Chinese search engine point towards the future of digital media online.
Wed., Jan. 24, by Tim Siglin
Posted 23 Jan 2007
Somewhere between "buy once, play anywhere" and "pay for it again and again for each new device" lies a reasonable approach to remonetizing content without alienating consumers.Mon., Jan. 22, by Damien Stolarz
Posted 22 Jan 2007
A late-2006 acquisition plugs a hole for a service provider and creates a real-world lab for Alan Lippman.
Wed., Jan. 17, by Tim Siglin
Posted 17 Jan 2007
Not content just to move standard-definition content around the home, consumer electronics companies are pushing HD content delivery to the forefront.
Thurs., Jan. 11, by Tim Siglin
Posted 11 Jan 2007
Steve Jobs's keynote at MacWorld was short on the Mac but long on mobile media and home entertainment, with the announcement of the iPhone and a demo of Apple TV.
Wed., Jan. 10, by Tim Siglin
Posted 10 Jan 2007
SlingMedia, Sony, and Microsoft all announced products or initiatives to free streaming video from the PC and deliver it to other devices, while a portion of the stream of Bill Gates’ keynote was interrupted to protect intellectual property.
Mon., Jan. 8, by Tim Siglin
Posted 08 Jan 2007
The company claims its new product, CDN Amplifier, will offer significant increases in the quality of video content publishers can deliver to end users.
Wed., Jan. 3, by Geoff Daily
Posted 04 Jan 2007
The real opportunity of Web 2.0 does not come from figuring out a way to use the web to re-create media structures that already exist. The true value will be generated from the development of applications that uniquely utilize the capabilities of online multimedia technology.
Wed., Jan. 3, by Steve Vonder Haar
Posted 03 Jan 2007
Global 100 ties together vendor-sponsored education, streaming capabilities, and market experts for educational initiatives worldwide.
Wed., Dec. 20, by Tim Siglin
Posted 20 Dec 2006
Video Blogging About Video
Posted 15 Dec 2006
The popularity of the company’s easy-to-use, place-shifting Slingbox continues to grow as consumers look for new ways to control the content they watch.
Wed., Dec. 13, by Tim Siglin
Posted 13 Dec 2006
In stark opposition to the subscription-based walled garden of video offered by Verizon and YouTube, Movy.tv will let users pay per play to watch video on their mobile devices.
Mon., Dec. 11, by Mark Fritz
Posted 11 Dec 2006
The big boys are embracing video, and not without warning. But it was the smaller, scrappy players that got them back in the game.
Tues., Dec. 5, by Tim Siglin
Posted 05 Dec 2006
New tools for video encoding and management, as well as cross-platform rich media integration, show renewed commitment to video in Redmond.
Mon., Dec. 4, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Posted 04 Dec 2006
In the ever-more-competitive CDN space, the acquisition of Nine Systems—and its Stream OS platform—expands Akamai's media management and publishing capabilities.
Tues., Nov. 28, by Tim Siglin
Posted 28 Nov 2006