Archive for the ‘Host Attack: Companies’ Category

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Hackers vs. “The Media”

April 8, 2016 12:28 pm

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This article was written by Benjamin Brown for Akamai. We’re used to hearing about cyber attacks against financial institutions and retailers. But another industry faces a growing threat:...

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Live Streaming Conferences and Meetings

December 7, 2015 7:30 am

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Want a few reasons you should be live webcasting your conference or live broadcasting your event?

  • Stream key parts of sold out venues to extra viewers
  • Provide a more complete and added value service to companies and presenters
  • Show past events and presentations for on demand viewing to supplement live broadcasting
  • Increase event importance through broadening and globalizing audience
  • Broadcast preshow material to help build interest
  • Create sample videos to generate interest and lead to premium content spending
  • Highlight sponsors’ products in videos or interview exhibitors’ executives
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15 Reasons Why Professional Marketing Videos Fail

November 30, 2015 1:59 am

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Professional Marketing Videos and the reasons they fail us as the producers.   Videos can fail for 1 big reason, but more often than not we see a...

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Over the Top TV from Traditional Broadcasters: Many choices, Price Pressure Downward, but Confusion

March 6, 2015 9:21 pm

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Want to watch HBO on your tablet? There’s an app for that. Want to watch CBS too? Get another app. NBC? You betcha they have an app for...

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Electronics makers from every consumer device manufacturing segment are betting big on 4K: Shipments soar 699% in 2014

February 22, 2015 1:09 pm

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There isn’t really much 4K UHD content available, but that doesn’t mean companies that make electronics and their manufacturers aren’t fully ‘all in’ to help get the 4K/UHD ball rolling, already...

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Here it comes: Sports Networks Are Setting Up Deals to Make Money from Live Broadcasts Online

February 22, 2015 12:28 pm

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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.

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Sling TV p0wns the millenial demographic grabbing ESPN, ESPN2, AMC… including ‘The Walking Dead’

February 11, 2015 9:32 pm

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“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.”

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Imagine Communications, Sony to Tackle 4K Transport

February 4, 2015 6:07 pm

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DALLAS — Imagine Communications announced a huge initiative underway with Sony (their Wonder Technology Lab!) to enable ultra high-definition/4K, and transitions from legacy SDI to IP-based network infrastructures....

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Using Video Services to increase sales, with examples

February 3, 2015 11:09 pm

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Using Video Services to increase sales, with examples via GravityLab – Streaming Video Hosting Services: CDN, encoding, live webcasting service   Some great examples of how to use...

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Why has Netflix’s Transition to 4k HEVC been so challenging so far

February 3, 2015 10:39 pm

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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...

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Amazon, YouTube, Netflix rank 1, 2, 3 in brand perception in US

January 18, 2015 10:52 pm

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Streaming media companies Netflix and YouTube claimed two of the top three spots in this year’s YouGov Brand Index, with Amazon – which is a streaming service in...

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Youtube sports network Whistle Sports Tuesday said it had raised $28 million in a Series B funding round

January 14, 2015 4:50 am

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Youtube sports network Whistle Sports Tuesday said it had raised $28 million from investors Liberty Global, BSkyB and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Whistle Sports has programming aimed...

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CES 2015 : What was up with video this year?

January 10, 2015 2:17 pm

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The latest video developments at CES 2015. The show brought surprises, including further innovation to the primary interconnect to the latest screens. HDMI 2.0 appeared to be the...

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Performance Testing Mobile Networks

January 10, 2015 2:40 am

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There has been a huge surge in the demand to access a variety of popular applications via mobile devices. This article discusses 2 tools The demand for access...

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Streaming video advertising trends moving into 2015

January 8, 2015 11:53 am

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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.

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Using video hosting services to increase sales, with examples

January 8, 2015 6:15 am

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  Some great examples of how to use video hosting services on our CDN to increase sales Video continues to explode on the web, used as an effective...

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Why music fans need net neutrality

January 5, 2015 7:53 am

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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.

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Ustream CEO to CNBC: “We need clear protocols” for cyberattacks

December 30, 2014 10:52 pm

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When a cyberattack on Sony Pictures resulted in cancellation of the studio’s next movie release, The Interview, the topic of cyberterrorism thrust its way onto front pages around...

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3 Top Networking and Telecom stories from 2014

December 29, 2014 7:56 am

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Cybersecurity This was the year of the corporate cyberattack. There was the JPMorgan Chase credit card hack that affected around 80 million U.S. households, the Home Depot breach that...

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Set up for Success: Top 5 Video Marketing Questions

December 11, 2014 10:12 pm

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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.

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Adding Variety to Your Videos – shot sequence

December 10, 2014 12:14 pm

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If you don’t know,  a shot sequence is a group of multiple shots that work together to achieve a desired effect in a video. They are useful jumping-off points...

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7 network technologies that will disrupt IT in 2015

December 10, 2014 7:55 am

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                    2015 will be a pivotal year for the future of network technologies. Industry-wide shifts that previously seemed far...

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Vimeo offers 4K downloads for subscribers

December 10, 2014 5:10 am

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Starting today, Vimeo PRO members and Vimeo On Demand sellers can allow people to download 4K video files. These are just progressive downloads and not 4K streaming. Creators...

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A few tips on making sure your video captivates from some pros at engagement

December 8, 2014 5:35 am

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  A few tips on making sure your video captivates from some pros at engagement | GravityLab – Streaming Video Hosting Services: CDN, encoding, live webcasting service Gravitylab...

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Analysis of Black Friday Data Reveals Shift in Attack Vectors

December 8, 2014 12:08 am

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Akamai can see and analyze enormous amounts of attack data during events such as Black Friday. This year they tracked requests coming into dozens of online retailers over 24 hour...

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Streaming Video Services are Taking On Cable

December 7, 2014 11:44 pm

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  The numbers are in from Nielsen’s third-quarter 2014 Total Audience Report and it appears that video audiences are increasingly opting for streaming services over traditional TV. According...

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Times, WSJ Share Online Video Engagement Tips

December 7, 2014 1:33 am

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Though legacy organisations may be well practiced in producing newspapers and online stories, it is “much more difficult to integrate new considerations into that system,” noted Lucia Adams, deputy
head of digital at The Times and The Sunday Times. Doing so takes “extra time and extra expertise,” she added. Here are five pieces of advice.

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Google Fiber sets 1 GB prices at $70 in Austin, sign ups starting soon

November 28, 2014 9:34 pm

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Google Fiber is launching in a pair of Austin neighborhoods next month, kicking off its drive to turn the city into its third 1 GB equipped market, and...

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the internet is looking for you and you’re running out of places to hide.

November 25, 2014 7:06 am

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Apple, Facebook, and Google, the mega titans of IT, are throwing their R&D into making the Internet truly everywhere, and its overlap with streaming video will likely be...

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Will Cloud-Based Streaming Services be the Real Replacement to Your Cable Box?

November 25, 2014 7:00 am

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With Sony announcing details of its new cloud-based streaming service, PlayStation Vue, last week – designed to offer an internet-only TV package as a replacement for cable or...

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Aereo Files for Ch. 11 ending its war with the media elite

November 24, 2014 10:55 am

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Alas, poor Aereo, I knew it well. The streaming startup that disrupted the media landscape before being shut down by the Supreme Court — and possibly even prompting...

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Australian SVOD player Quickflix looks to fund upcoming fight with Netflix

November 24, 2014 5:50 am

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Quickflix, one of several SVOD competitors digging in to battle Netflix when it launches down under in March, closed Q3 with AUS$2.7 million in the bank and is...

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Vimeo joins the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse

November 24, 2014 4:54 am

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Vimeo will begin participating in the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse project. Chilling Effects provides a “resource for understanding speech issues and legal complaints about online activity” by collecting and...

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