2011-04-28 00:00:00 | Event
Meet Jet-Stream @ CDS May 9 New York
Together with our partners, Jet-Stream is deploying more telco CDNs than all other vendors are doing together. Jet-Stream is sponsoring Content Delivery Summit 2011, May 9 in New York.
This is your chance to meet us and our partners! We can inform you about the latest trends in CDNs, our latest CDN projects in Asia, Northern America, Central America, South America and Europe, use cases, technological advancements, technology demos and new partnerships.
Don’t forget to schedule a meeting with Scott Landman, our Vice President, Business Development for the Americas: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you haven’t signed up already for CDS2011, Scott can arrange a Jet-Stream sponsored discount for the summit.
2011-04-28 00:00:00 | Uncategorized
Royal Wedding and the Web
LONDON—The British monarchy is promising to make the coming nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton an Internet-friendly event, with a live feed on YouTube and updates via Twitter, Facebook and an official royal-wedding website…
2011-04-20 00:00:00 | Uncategorized
YouTube goes WebM
According to this blog post, YouTube has transcoded all assets that take up over 99% of all traffic (30% of all assets) into WebM.
It means that within a couple of months, the codecs war starts all over again…
2011-04-19 00:00:00 | Net Neutrality
EU to probe online data traffic management
A reader sent me an article that was posted on the Financial Times this week. Because the article is for subscribers only, I’ll share some quotes:
“Regulators are to launch the first pan-European investigation into telecoms companies’ controversial data traffic management practices, in an attempt to safeguard so-called net neutrality principles.”
“The European Commission accepts some traffic management is necessary to avoid congestion on operators’ networks. Operators are dealing with an explosion of data traffic, partly because of bandwidth-hungry video services, such as Google’s YouTube and the BBC iPlayer.”
“Ms Kroes also wants to ensure that fixed-line and mobile operators are not slowing down data traffic in an anti-competitive manner. With many telecoms companies selling television and other video services to customers, she is concerned that throttling could be used by one operator to disrupt a competitor’s content.”
“She wants operators to commit to a new era of openness about how they “throttle”, or slow down, some data traffic or block certain software applications.”
“European regulators have so far taken a less prescriptive approach than US watchdogs in the net neutrality debate. This is partly because European consumers have a greater choice of internet service providers compared with their US counterparts.”
2011-04-14 00:00:00 | OTT
Tablets cannibalizing TV?
Google Admob did a survey about Tablet usage. 34% of the respondents said they spend more time on their tablet than watch TV. 52% spend more time on their tablet than they listen to radio. The survey presentation can be downloaded (PDF) here.
Actually you can question if tablet usage is actually cannibalizing other consumption or it is simply added. I don’t see that much consumers cut the cord on cable, I also don’t see TV consumption hours fall, they are still rising. So It looks like tablet usage is primarily cannibalizing non-media activities instead. What I do see is that people still have their radio and TV turned on, but are focussed on their tablet instead. Which is something advertisers should think about. Maybe we will be getting those long-awaited cross-media services after all.