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Cookin' With P2P: Recipe for Success or Flash in the Pan?

P2P is much more than a means of distributing stolen content. It enables content owners to slash content delivery costs, and those cost savings grow exponentially when delivering long-form video content.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2007

A Pricing Guide to Online Video Delivery and Storage

Though price isn’t the only issue you need to take into consideration when choosing a service provider, the bottom line is still the bottom line. Here’s what you should pay for delivery and storage.
Fri., June 14, by Dan Rayburn
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Jun 2007

Akamai Monitoring Tool Becomes Marketing Magnet

Akamai's internet monitoring tool shows both the big picture-the ebb and flow of net traffic in general-as well as a close-up on media content usage.
Tues., June 12, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Jun 2007

Burst Gains Ground for its Patent Validity in Court Battle with Apple

With the lawsuits filed against Burst.com now through the Markman phase, it appears likely that Apple's best bet will be to settle with the smaller company.
Mon., May 14, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 14 May 2007

Microsoft Announces Silverlight Streaming and More at MIX07

In the opening keynote of its second annual developer and designer conference in Las Vegas, Microsoft revealed more details about Silverlight, including Silverlight Streaming and some very cool features in Expression Media Encoder.
Mon., April 30, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Apr 2007

2007 Online Video Delivery and Storage Pricing Guide

A look at real pricing numbers from both large, globally focused content delivery networks and smaller regional service providers
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Feb 2007

How to Shop for Video Hosting

Since no two providers seem to name and sell their services in the same way, here is a list of the five most important questions you’ll want to ask when evaluating any provider.
Mon., Feb. 12, by Dan Rayburn
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Feb 2007

Swarmcast Strives to Amplify Content Delivery

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
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Jan 2007

Akamai Adds Media Management Tools With Purchase of Nine Systems

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
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Nov 2006

Stream This!: Online Video Delivery Pricing Demystified

Let’s examine the two biggest factors that affect the price of service—bandwidth commit and storage—and discuss strategies for getting the best price. I’ll also pin down some real numbers for going pricing rates today.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Nov 2006

Stream This!: Online Video Delivery Pricing Demystified

It's not easy to figure out whether you're getting a good deal for bandwidth commit and storage. Here are some tips—and real-world numbers—to help make sure you're not paying too much.
Mon., Oct. 23, by Dan Rayburn
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Oct 2006

Internap Acquires VitalStream

The network services provider agreed to purchase the CDN in a stock-only deal valued at $217 million.
Thurs., Oct. 12, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Oct 2006

Commentary: Net Neutrality – An Update, a Misnomer, and (Possibly) a Better Way

It’s time we clarify the terms of the debate and separate “network neutrality” from “internet neutrality” and work towards a solution that preserves the open internet while stimulating the growth of next-generation technology, including HD streaming video.
Tues., Aug. 8, by Geoff Daily
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Aug 2006

Limelight Networks and Panther Express Each Announce Major Funding Rounds

Goldman Sachs invests $130 million in Limelight Networks, while Greylock funds Panther Express with $6 million.
Wed., July 26, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Jul 2006

Flash vs. Windows Media: Choosing the Right Format

Video quality shouldn't be the only--or even the most important--factor when it comes to selecting a format. Scalability, rights management, user experience, and other considerations are just as crucial to your decision.
Tues., July 18, by Dan Rayburn
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Jul 2006

A Storage Area Network Primer

With the advent of lower-cost drives and ubiquity of 1GB Ethernet connectors, the cost and complexity of creating a storage area network (SAN) is falling. Is a SAN right for you?
Mon., July 3, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Jul 2006

The (Small) Business of Streaming Media

When small businesses decide to enter the world of streaming media, the questions are the same as for large businesses: Should I outsource? Do everything in house? Or find a balance?
Tues., June 20, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jun 2006

11 Steps to Building a Successful Global Content Business Utilizing Streaming

While every organization is different, these guiding principles can help prepare for potential growth and scaling of a content business.
Tues. May 2, by Tejpaul Bhatia
Featured Articles, Posted 02 May 2006

NAB 2006: Finding the Right Business Models

While the "big three"—subscription/pay-per-view, advertising, and promotional–still dominate, industry leaders at NAB suggest it's time to consider additional approaches.
Tues. April 25, by Tim Siglin
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Apr 2006

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