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July 09, 2014

Online Video News

Facebook to Acquire LiveRail for an Undisclosed Amount

The social network is rumored to be paying between $400M and $500M for the online video platform, and wants to deliver targeted ads.

Chromecast Usage Is Actually Rising, Claims Google

Google says Chromecast use is up 40 percent since Q3 2013, but its data looks at only the most active owners.

Aryaka Debuts CDN for Enterprise Customers

CDNs have become commoditized, says Aryaka, and that's bad for enterprise. With this CDN it promises strong service around the globe.

Featured Articles

The Cloud Vs. On-Prem Encoding Dilemma

As cloud encoding services have matured, more and more companies are switching or supplementing their on-premises efforts. Here's what some customers are doing.

10 Best Practices for Live Streaming Production

Live online video is exploding in popularity, so read these expert tips to get perfect results when moving an event from the camera to the viewer's screen.

Online Video Insiders Aren't Using Second-Screen Apps: Study

While there's a lot of hype around second-screen apps and personalized recommendations, video pros aren't fans. So who's the audience?

Educators, Adopt 4K Video Now and Get Ahead of the Curve

While ultra-high definition video is years away from becoming the viewing standard, there's no reason to wait that long for video production.

The Young Are Watching, But They’re Not Watching Pay TV

Young people have vastly different video viewing habits than older people, and those habits will continue for their whole lives. So why doesn't the pay TV industry respond?

Industry News

ShareStream and Automatic Sync Technologies Partner to Simplify Captioning for Higher Education

ShareStream’s Video Platform Is Now Integrated with CaptionSync, Automatic Sync Technologies’ Software Service for Closed Captioning