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August/September 2011

Magazine Features

Rating Online Video: How Major Corporations See the Industry

What do major corporations think of online video? How do they rate its performance, and what more would they like to see it deliver? To find out, we spoke with employees from Ernst & Young, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, and Wells Fargo.

Audio Catches Up: Online Video Rocks with Multichannel Audio

As movies move online and go mobile, sound gets some respect with updated codecs, more TLC, and a better attitude.

Accordent Capture Station and Media Management System: Review

Jan Ozer goes deep with Accordent's live and on-demand webcast products. If you're still not sure what Accordent does, this comprehensive review will tell you everything you never knew.

Educators and Students Benefit from Video's Power to Connect

Whether it's in the classroom or not, video can play an important role for teachers, students and coaches, helping them build one-on-one connections.

Elaine Carroll Is Very Funny and Very Mary-Kate

There's a ton of brilliant new comedy online, but Very Mary-Kate still manages to stand out. Learn about comedian Elaine Carroll's sweet beginnings and where she's headed next.

First Screens and Second Screens Vie for Attention

What happens when a viewer is more interested in his or her smartphone screen while watching TV? The second screen becomes the primary screen.

For Google and Apple, Profits Outweigh Ideals Everytime: Commentary

Even the biggest, most industry-defining computing companies will turn against their ideas when there's a buck to be made. Just look at the Android operating system and Final Cut Pro X.

Free Online Video Can Change Lives, Even a World Away

While technology has brought changes across the United States, its power to connect is touching even those in less-developed nations.

How KIT Digital Will Conquer the World

KIT Digital has just finished a massive three-year buying spree. So what comes next? Here's a hint: It's thinking big. Really big.

Making Money from Streaming Video: Here's How

Four content providers — blip.tv, Funny or Die, St. John's University, and Streamin' Garage --offer lessons they've learned for not just surviving on the web, but thriving.

Netflix Streaming Puts the Squeeze on ISPs

The rapidly expanding internet traffic from Netflix has ISPs waving the white flag: low-cost movies are busting their budgets.

Sony Sets Video Game World Records During Marathon Webcast

To highlight the launch of LittleBigPlanet 2, Sony created a multistream live webcast that lasted for over 52 straight hours. Read the challenges the team had to overcome in this case study.

Surfline Rides the Online Video Wave with Limited Resources

Small staff? No problem. Surfline, the Web's top surfing destination, shows how a small team can succeed big with online video.

Editor's Note

True Blood Vampires Sink their Fangs into Connected TVs

The appearance of connected TV service on True Blood doesn't raise an eyebrow, and shows how quickly streaming video is finding followers.

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