Category Archives: Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

Renewal of smartphone jailbreaking and video remixing rights

Apple iPhone 3GS, Motorola Milestone and LG GW60

Jailbreaking now ok for ‘smart’ phones

Copyright Office Announces Exemptions to Mitigate DMCA Harms

San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation has won renewal of critical exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in a new ruling, including the upholding of jailbreaking rights for smartphones – and new and expanded legal protections for video remixing. Continue reading

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Flickr Killer? FSF backs MediaGoblin for free media sharing platform

Part of the official logo from the Free Softwa...

FSF backing MediaGoblin and StatusNet

FSF rallies support for GNU MediaGoblin to make media publishing free “as in freedom”

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /London/ +++ The Free Software Foundation is backing the GNU MediaGoblin project’s fundraiser at http://mediagoblin.org/pages/campaign.html – a community-developed free – as in freedom – software that enables users to share their experiences through photos, videos, and audio in a decentralised way.

MediaGoblin ‘sidesteps’ current media-publishing gatekeepers, FSF said. Continue reading

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Incumbents and Android set for doldrums – survey

Android x86

Doomed?

Freelancer.co.uk reveals the 50 fastest growing online jobs for Q2 2012 – tables turn as Apple iOS accelerates, leaving Android in its dust; Google changes send Internet Marketing industry into panic; Businesses look to weather the economic downturn with BPO; Open Standards dominate the Fast 50 and Web; Facebook IPO fizzer spills over into fall in Social Media jobs.

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ According to outsourcing marketplace reelancer.co.uk in its latest  Fast 50 survey for the second quarter of 2012 reveals some startling changes taking place.

The Freelancer.co.uk’s Fast 50 pulls data from over 4 million users and over 2.3 million projects to highlight the 50 fastest moving online job categories, creating the most comprehensive insight into online job trends. Continue reading

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Content owners offered multi-petabyte storage architecture

Quantum dots

Quantum dots (Photo credit: Argonne National Laboratory)

Quantum extends storage scale with multi-petabyte size stores

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Storage behemoth Quantum is to expand its big data content offerings by integrating optimised object storage tech into new tiered-storage and management offerings, the corporation has stated. Continue reading

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French TV content to air on Britain’s screens

France 24

French connection

FRANCE 24 brings daily news to nation’s FreeviewHD on the Vision TV network

By ECM Plus Staff

ECM Plus +++ The French government-controlled news channel FRANCE 24 is now available in all British homes with compatible FreeviewHD-enabled televisions, broadcasting on the Vision TV Network.

It can be found on Channel 110. FRANCE 24 covers international current events providing the French perspective on world news. Continue reading

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Christmas cracker for content apps at Downloadbuyer.com

SFX Magix Samplitude Music Studio.
Image by NilmaBoston

Magix, Content Watch and other software discounts at online software emporium

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Online software superstore DownloadBuyer is offering 50 percent discounts on its wide range of software products throughout December 2011.

According to the company, the range with the discounts includes apps from mediAvatar, Xilisoft, Wondershare, Magix, O&O, eJay, Innoheim, MacPhun, ABBYY, UpdateStar, Emsisoft, Serif, Abylonsoft, BitDefender and Content Watch. Continue reading

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REVIEW: Magix Rescue Your Videotapes! 4.0

SCART connector, photo taken in Sweden

Wave goodbye to dusty old tapes and bulky cases

by ECM Plus Labs

ECM Plus +++ When it comes to valuable digital assets, few would argue that old family videos and precious moments from our cultural heritage, birthdays, Christmas morning, family weddings, first steps, proud father, Mother’s Day, and so on and so forth, are those moments that many families have made Olde Worlde tape-based videos of, but are in large part, currently languishing in a dusty box in the garage or in the attic. Continue reading

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Software giveaway brings Yuletide cheer

A stachue of santa clausYo-ho-ho! ‘Tis the season of goodwill to all men.

DownloadBuyer.com has over ten grand’s worth of software to give away throughout December

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ DownloadBuyer, the online software store, is to give away £10,000 worth of software for Windows and Mac OS in their ‘Christmas Lucky Dip’ promotion.

Jon Silvera, managing director commented: “DownloadBuyer.com continues to see strong growth. To celebrate, we pulled together a massive prize pot donated from participating vendors and are both proud and excited to pass these on to our customers as a thank you over the Christmas period. So along with many half price offers over Xmas there’ 50/50 chance to pick up a totally free product on top”. Continue reading

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Free video content downloader app hits the streets

YouTube's current headquarters in San Bruno, C...

Get the picture: Users' YouTube vids and others now grab-able with new app.

Version 1.20 can download video files from online service for free

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Click-2U has just released YouTube Downloader, afree software app that enables users to download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Metacafe, GodTube, Veoh, Vevo, Vimeo and others and convert them to other video formats. Continue reading

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Inventor pioneer joins fight against GPS tracking

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GPS tracking abuse challenged in court

Coalition urges U.S. Supreme Court to block government abuse of surveillance technology

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ The principal inventor of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and other leading technologists have joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in urging the U.S Supreme Court to block the government from using GPS tracking without first getting a warrant, arguing that the massive collection of sensitive location data should require court oversight. Continue reading

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IBC 2011: AV watermarking measurement set to probe audiences

An image with visible digital watermarking. Th...

Media watermarking

Axon and Civolution launch broadcast watermarking 

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Civolution watermarking technology added to AXON’s Synapse product line to open new potential in audience measurement and media interaction

Dutch AV firm Axon Digital Design has just partnered with Civolution in a deal to that the two firms hope will integrate digital watermarking for audience measurement. Continue reading

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BRITISH RIOTS: Blackberry content co-ordinates blitzkrieg strikes

BlackBerry Bold 9000 connected to T-Mobile USA...

RIM's Blackberry service under the microscope again

BREAKING NEWS: Encrypted Blackberry devices masterminding orchestrated strikes around the nation

BY ROBERT NEWKET

ECM Plus +++ The ongoing riots and civil unrest escalating across Britain is being orchestrated by a sophisticated, encrypted messaging system, according to reports.

Neither Twitter nor Facebook social media networks are understood to have been used to organise the civil unrest and rioting raging across the country.

And, unlike in the Arab Spring rallies and protests around the Middle East over recent months, where Twitter in particular was cited as being a main part of the organisation of the pro-democracy movements, the British riots are using content distributed via the Messenger service on Research in Motion’s Blackberry handheld mobile communicators. Continue reading

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Video content delivery bursts forth for cloud and mobile

Person with PDA handheld device.

Going mobile - options for video content delivery

Video distribution to cloud and mobile delivery sees debut for Virtual Delivery Node platform

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ BurstPoint Networks has just unveiled its latest extramural cloud-centric service which it said can extend the content management and distribution paradigm via its novel ‘Video Communication Platform’ or VCP, to what it calls ‘beyond on-premise networks to cloud-based environments’.

According to the Massachusetts firm, the VCP Virtual Delivery Node also proffers a gateway appliance to the cloud service and uses a Content Delivery Network (CDN) to deliver on-demand video content to end-users. Continue reading

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WEEKEND PLUS: Unlawful streaming of content gets top billing

John Cornyn official portrait
Senator John Cornyn

Senate Bill calls for tougher penalties for unlawful streaming of content

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Senate Judiciary Committee members Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), John Cornyn (R-Tex.) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) this week introduced S. 978, a bipartisan bill aimed at more effectively combating the online theft of copyrighted works by classifying the illicit streaming of music, movies and other content as a felony.

Under current law, illegal uploading and downloading of protected works is already a felony but not streaming. The bill follows upon the recommendations of U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel who in March outlined several steps Congress should take to improve intellectual property protection in the America. Continue reading

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Hollywood is dead? Long live online content – Ollie Stone

Ollie Stone and friends at vzaar wax lyrical about online video content

From silver screen to touchscreen, online video causing a revolution in the the movie industry. (Picture: L-R: vzaar’s Ken Moss, Oliver Stone, vzaar CEO Stephen McCluskey. (c) ECM Plus)

British online video platform streaming hits HD

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ Hollywood film director Oliver Stone, npw a shareholder in the British-based online video delivery platform vzaar, said this week he now believes the internet is becoming an rising ‘force in the world of film’. Continue reading

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MetaCafe taps RealGravity for video content syndication

Image representing RealGravity as depicted in ...
RealGravity: platorm for syndication

Metacafe partners for syndicated video content

By ECM Plus

ECM Plus +++ RealGravity, the video platform that integrates syndication, publishing and monetization, has just teamed up with Metacafe the video entertainment site to syndicate its catalog of original short-form video content to publishers.

According to the firm, the platform will simplify the way online video publishing and syndicators work by combining a network-oriented online video platform (Network OVP), a content marketplace and an ad server with built-in yield optimization. Continue reading

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Content cognoscenti to stream into the Big Apple

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Content cognoscenti to converge on the Big Apple

Streaming Media East conference proffers access to more than two dozen broadband-enabled devices and content platforms

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Those who take the long and winding road over to city that never sleeps and is so good they named it twice will get a lot more than they bargained for with such things as real hands-on with many new hardware devices and content platforms providing the ultimate over-the-top video experiences.

Such a promise is to be had by all at this year’s Streaming Media East 2011 conference and expo set to feature a new special ‘Broadband Device Pavilion’ on the show floor. Continue reading

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WEEKEND PLUS: Endavo goes over the top with Internap content delivery

Image representing Internap as depicted in Cru...

CDNs on the march for streaming and content services

Content delivery network for over-the-top video services

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Over-the-top video services provider Endavo Media has just opted to use Internap’s route-optimised Content Delivery Network (CDN) to offer live and on-demand video streaming services.

According to the firm, it hopes to support new business from clients as diverse as telcos, broadcasters, content providers and marketing agencies.

Endavo said its offering is now for clients whose business is to manage, distribute and monetise digital media including live and on-demand video, audio and pictures.  Continue reading

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Streaming Media heads East adds Content Delivery Summit

Streaming Media East

150+ speakers to showcase latest streaming media business models at Streaming Media East in New York City, plus dedicated tracks for HTML5 and content platforms

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ The Streaming Media East Exhibition and Conference will be held May 10th to 11th at the Hilton New York in Manhattan.

The Streaming Media East event is aimed at media owners, broadcasters, viral video creators, online marketers, ad agencies, educators, application developers and those creatives for whom the latest online video technologies and business models are important to them.  Continue reading

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Media Express’ metadata move does wonders for workflow

BlackMagic Designs

Added 3D support, metadata, 4K support, cross-platform

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Blackmagic Design has released Media Express 3, an new update for advanced capture and playback using Blackmagic Design DeckLink,

According to the company, the updated version mow boasts Multibridge, Intensity and UltraStudio Pro products that supports Windows 7, Mac OSX and Linux platforms.

Media Express 3 is used by thousands of Blackmagic Design customers for managing a wide range of media types and for capture and playback of files to and from broadcast decks. Media Express is the perfect combination for software applications that do not support direct capture and playback to tape decks from within the software itself, the company said. Continue reading

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WEEKEND PLUS: Pogoplug puts personal cloud content on the map

Pogoplug

Pogoplug offers new freesoftware version for direct access to personal content

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Cloud Engines, the makers of Pogoplug, which is distributed in the UK by Widget, has just released new software which turns any PC into a personal cloud.

According to the makers, this can then be safely and securely accessed and shared from anywhere on the Internet for free. Continue reading

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Polycom’s cloud-based video media content strikes Accordent

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Lights, sound, camera, action...

Polycom’s new cloud-based media services for video content hosted on Azure platform

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Polycom has launched its new Accordent Media Services platform powered by Azure, a new cloud service for searchable content for all video assets.

According to Polycom, Accordent Media Services organisations by managing their growing libraries of multi-source, multi-format video assets without having to add any more extensive IT resources or having to make any more major capital expenditures on special networking or storage systems. Continue reading

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ETSI member to moot CDNs and IPTV at CDN World Forum

Modell av IPTV-arkitektur. Laget i Visio.
Model IPTV network architecture

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Dr. M. Oskar van Deventer of TNO and ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, will be discussing content delivery networks at the CDN World Forum taking place on the 21st and 22nd of June at Olympia, London.

According to the organisers, ETSI’s globally-applicable standards for ICT, which include fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast and internet technologies, will now hear from Oskar van Deventer, who is an ETSI member, who will be discussing ETSI standards for CDNs and their interconnection with IPTV and other content delivery networks. Continue reading

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FEATURE: Performance issues cloud content delivery options

Why rush to anger your global audience? Clouds may help to scale your infrastructure, but the performance problems still remain

By JEFF KIM

Nearly every Cloud service provider extols the virtues of Cloud as a means for rapidly and cost-effectively reaching a global audience with your business applications. Even the more measured Cloud service providers state that your organisation’s critical applications should move into the Cloud, but more likely into a private Cloud, so that you may obtain a measure of security and performance guarantees (SLAs) combined with the time-to-market benefits of public Cloud. But in the end, whether you leverage the public Cloud or a private Cloud, you are still just getting Cloud. And that means unpredictable performance of your business applications in front of a global audience.  Continue reading

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NAB SHOW: Content delivery Mesh-up makes a splash with Digital Rapids

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Content delivery apps packaged with Digital Rapid's MediaMesh

Digital Rapids previews new contribution extensions for MediaMesh content delivery system

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ /LAS VEGAS/ – Booth SL6010 – Digital Rapids is showing new extension to the MediaMesh B2B content delivery system at NAB.

According to the company, MediaMesh TX content contribution appliance now offers content packaging and sending capabilities mirroring features of MediaMesh RX’s receiving appliance.  Continue reading

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