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Coming to a small screen...

Mobile operators are desperate for ways to recoup their silly-money investments in 2.5G and 3G networks. Can mobile streaming put a gold-toothed smile back on their faces, and please the public? Alison Campbell investigates.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Oct 2001

I'm still streaming

Never a shrinking violet. Elton John was quick to see the potential of webcasting gigs to audiences of thousands. But would the punters pay for it?
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Oct 2001

Event Horizons

Reuters' use of Streamway's webcast technology makes distributing its financial results cheap and easy
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Oct 2001

ISMA Unveils MPEG-4 Specs

The ISMA unveils MPEG-4 interoperability specifications, calling it a "blueprint" for streaming media. But critics, like Microsoft, see MPEG-4 as an incomplete solution. Senior Editor José Alvear and Associate Technical Editor Bill Bernat report on what the specification means to the industry.
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Oct 2001

Funk Seoul Brother

And the goals kept on streaming
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Oct 2001

RealONE: All For One

This week, RealNetworks announced its new all-in-one media player, RealONE. Senior Editor José Alvear takes a first look at the new features of RealONE.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Sep 2001

Comic Book Authors Go Back to the Drawing Board

Staff Writer Jason Thompson reports on how online comic book artists are reinventing their art in the wake of September 11.
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Sep 2001

RealNetworks Unveils RealONE Platform

At the RealConference in Seattle, RealNetworks unveiled a new integrated streaming/jukebox player, re-branded its subscription service and showcased a new platform for content developers. Senior Editor José Alvear reports on RealONE and how it's heating up the media player battle.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Sep 2001

MPEG for All

MPEG’s multi-level technology standard for packaging and delivering digital media content is often touted as the big ticket for mainstream content delivery on the Internet and the highly valued convergence market. Here, we illuminate the particularities of the MPEG specs, with a special emphasis on the emerging MPEG-4 standard.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Sep 2001

Free Speech Feels the Pressure

One of the first streaming sites dedicated to providing a free forum has announced a shift to a paid model. This comes at a time when the public debate concerning liberty versus security is growing more intense.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Sep 2001

Webconferencing Companies Offer Services Amid Crisis

After the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, online collaboration and videoconferencing companies are seeing increased demand and higher stock prices. Senior Editor José Alvear finds some companies using streaming to help those affected by the tragedy.
Featured Articles, Posted 18 Sep 2001

Macromedia’s 3D Musketeers

With Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio, Macromedia adds streaming 3D features and renews its fight for supremacy in multimedia authoring. Contributor Andy Phelps puts Director 8.5 to the test.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Sep 2001

Rethinking “Survival”

The day after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and the death of Akamai co-founder Daniel Lewin and other tech economy workers, Staff Writer Jason Thompson considers the tragedy’s emotional, psychological and physical effects on the streaming industry.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Sep 2001

Streaming Across the Seven Seas

When the U.S. Navy looked to have a "town hall" meeting with its East and West coast offices, it turned to Polycom and its ViewStation system. Contributor Joel Strauch shows how videoconferencing is forever changing the way the Navy communicates.
Featured Articles, Posted 10 Sep 2001

Freedom of Compression

Vorbis continues to gain ground in the audio compression arena. Learn what you need to know about this patent, payment-free audio codec and enabling playback on the Windows Media Player.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Sep 2001

The Short "Now"

Mergers and acquisitions point to a continued market slide, but the prognosis for streaming media's eventual ubiquity looks good. Staff Writer Jason Thompson explores the apparent dichotomy and suggests that to see the true shape of things to come, we should adopt a longer-term view.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Sep 2001

DVD Creation for the Rest of Us

Apple claims to have made consumer player-compatible DVD creation so easy that even a parent can use it. Contributor Gary Hobish puts the iDVD software through its paces and finds out what it really can and cannot do.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Sep 2001

Make way for multicast

Most audiences are yet to experience what has been hailed as a solution to sending live media streams over IP to large numbers of viewers. Although it has been accompanied with due hype in network-savvy circles, few businesses have enough information about multicasting to make an informed decision.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Sep 2001

Who needs the killer app?

CONVERGENCE: 3G networks are not the only way of delivering streaming to your mobile users
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Sep 2001

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