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October 2014

Magazine Features

U of Chicago: 3 Challenges Creating Massive Open Online Courses

MOOCs are bringing education to a wider group of learners, but creating them leads to growing pains within the university.

Apple's $100M Investment Marks a Shift Away From Third-Party CDNs

Apple is known for controlling the customer experience, so creating its own delivery infrastructure was the final piece of the puzzle.

Viewability Holds Online Video Ads to Low Standards

Ensuring that paid online video ads are actually seen is a good thing. But the recently created standard is more of a joke than a useful benchmark.

AwesomenessTV Celebrates 1 Year With DreamWorks

In this Q&A discussion, AwesomenessTV's COO explains what a multi-channel network gains when it's acquired by a major movie studio.

Online News Studio Zazoom Grows by Digging Behind the Headlines

By creating brief news videos that go behind the headlines and create water cooler conversations, Zazoom has found its niche.

DigiTour Media Finds a Large and Young Audience for YouTube Stars

Putting online celebs in front of teen fans has helped DigiTour grow quickly, but those fans can become angry if they don't get personal responses from their idols.

How to Integrate Real-Time Social Media with Streaming Video

Integrating social media boosts engagement and encourages viewers to use their second screens to interact with content producers and other viewers.

The Many Meanings of E-CDN: Viewing the Options

When it comes to using enterprise content delivery networks to stream video, companies face the choice of cloud, in-house CDN, or hybrid.

TalkPoint Convey Review: Making Webinars Simple

Running a webinar doesn't take IT expertise anymore. TalkPoint Convey is simple enough for beginners and offers a rich set of features -- although pricing is steep.

The Streaming Media 100: The One Hundred Companies that Matter Most in Online Video in 2014

The wait is over: Here's our annual list of the biggest players in the online video industry. Not only are all 100 doing fantastic work today, but they're also blazing a trail by showing us what's possible for tomorrow.

Will MSE/EME/DASH Lead to Simpler Workflows? Don't Bet on It

What the online video industry needs is simple standards for reaching all viewers. But when have standards ever simplified online video?

Editor's Note

IBC Attendees Move in Unison to the Next Big Thing

Whether they're talking about the cloud, 3D, 4K, or HEVC, IBC vendors and visitors look for the next shiny button to push. But will that advance the industry?

The Video Doctor

Creative Cloud Snubs FLV and F4V, But Flash Video Use Continues

Was Adobe's decision to remove FLV and F4V export from Creative Cloud the last gasp for Flash? No, and there are better tools around, anyway.

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