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The type of data you have, and what that data is precisely, will be a factor in how the data is backed up. Here are some critical tips to approaching backing up your company’s critical data.6 karma points
H.264 vs H.265: Choosing Your Best Options for Streaming Video distribution, an overview with video and presentation hand out.3 karma points
YouTube has never made money. Despite the top 3 videos on YouTube having well over 3 billion viewers, hosting millions of other (some viral, some ignored) clips and bringing in over a billion users per-month, YouTube can’t generate enough revenue to pay its employees and keep the doors open on its own. Why?
An easy answer is that the infrastructure that makes Google’s video empire possible (and all youtube’s video content partners), is not free as in beer or information. All the bandwidth used for watching high school kids ghost ride their parents cars, the server and datacenter infrastructure, video storage (think billions of GB of storage), transcoding (think millions and millions of hours of transcoding), and related video services has always required Google to have a revenue stream from YouTube besides “advertising” which they haven’t built out. I remember talking about this in 2007: how can youtube possibly sustain itself? Well, it doesn’t need to.16 karma points
The NFL online? Besides the World Cup, the NFL is the sports based ultimate stress test for at home broadband. The Chernin Group CEO Peter Chernin says NFL games, as well as other major live sporting events, is lumbering towards the year 2005 and making their content available online. Money is a funny thing when it comes to bringing pro sports owners together.16 karma points
“There has been a remarkable expression of consumer interest since we first announced Sling TV one month ago,” Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch said. “We believe Sling TV is a game-changing service that enhances the existing television landscape. Now underserved audiences have access to the best of live TV at an affordable price.”0
Netflix’s chief product officer, Neil Hunt, talks about Netflix’s switch to HEVC, or Ultra high definition, or 4K content, refers to the size of images in pixels in a stream. Full HD or 1080p content has images with 1920×1080 pixels while 4K has 4096×2160 px images.0
The use of bots and scrapers continues to surge, and they are pounding your web server resources, cloud or not. Bot behavior is for the most part benign, but poorly-coded and malicious bots can hurt site speed and performance. They look like DDoS attacks. They may be part of a rival’s competition monitoring, or re-purposing your content and presenting it as their own.15 karma points
There are signs and new trends in video marketing that could lead to some interesting opportunities for media marketing, streaming hosting and streaming video developers. What we are seeing is a trend for autonomy, or away from external reliance and commonality, especially in video and mobile media.4 karma points
From a network architecture standpoint, fast lanes aren’t that useful if you’re managing your network effectively. From a marketing perspective, however, they might be quite useful as a way to sell “premium” access to content providers.
This creates two fundamental problems. Allowing fast lanes gives ISPs a perverse incentive to boost revenues by allowing their networks to congest. It also gives them outsize power to pick winners and losers on the Internet. Those who can’t pay for fast lanes will suffer, entrenching incumbents while undermining the innovative power of the Internet. While the largest ISPs have said they’re not interested in creating fast lanes, one need only look at how they have sought to monetize their network interconnection points to get a glimpse of the future.
It is at these points — where our traffic enters an ISPs network — where Netflix and others have been forced to pay Comcast, Verizon, AT&T and Time Warner access fees to reach our mutual customers. Without those payments, ISPs allowed these connection points to congest, resulting in a poor video streaming experience for Netflix users on those networks. While Netflix was able to meet the demand for payments, we continue to believe this practice stands in contrast to an open Internet and all its promise.
Right now, there are no paid fast lanes on the Internet. That’s a good thing. A large part of the debate about net neutrality is focused on ensuring it stays that way. If ISPs are allowed to sell fast lanes, competition for various Internet sites and services will become less about the value of what’s offered and more about who can pay the most to deliver it faster. It would be the very opposite environment than the one the Internet created.
Bands like Fugazi once warned of the influence of an industry principally controlled by “Five Corporations,” of a dystopian mass society where fewer and fewer voices speak to an ever larger and more passive audience. Now we’re down to just three major labels, and despite payola laws, those three companies keep a firm grip on what gets played on commercial radio.7 karma points
Video marketing’s wide adoption has transitioned it from an innovative marketing tactic to a standard and essential part of the marketing mix that many companies now need to refine. Whether you’ve been using video for a long time, are a newcomer, or need help on where to start, you need to make sure you’re set up so you’re getting the most out of your video content.0
Gravitylab is happy to share 5 streaming video tips from The Wall Street Journal’s John Crowley and Lucia Adams of The Times and Sunday Times.
Here are some key take aways as they talked about how they are consistently putting up engaging streaming video.4 karma points