Microsoft’s chairman reminisces on the past, pokes fun at the present, and pushing streaming as part of the company’s future—including a partnership with NBC to deliver video of the 2008 Summer Olympics with Silverlight.
Mon., Jan. 6, by Tim Siglin
Posted 07 Jan 2008
With almost 150,000 attendees at the Las Vegas Convention Center and associated hotels, it might be better to stay home and watch the highlights from the Consumer Electronics Show.
Sun., Jan. 6, by Tim Siglin
Posted 06 Jan 2008
Announcements from Microsoft, Vantrix, and Symbian highlight a show that's putting increasingly more emphasis on video.Tues., Oct. 23, by Tim Siglin
Posted 23 Oct 2007
These five innovators—Ortiva, Skyward, Transpera, Vizrt, and Harris—are vying for attention in an increasingly crowded mobile space.
Posted 05 Oct 2007
London—on its best weather behavior—was the setting for this week’s European event. Though the show is considerably smaller than its U.S. counterparts, the quality of the conference sessions themselves often surpassed what we get stateside.
Posted 05 Oct 2007
The handset manufacturer’s Ovi music portal leverages last year’s Loudeye acquisition to launch music and entertainment ecosystem in Europe and Asia.
Thurs., Aug. 30, by Tim Siglin
Posted 30 Aug 2007
WiMAX might still be unproven on a wide scale, but the trends toward commercializing the technology—global adoption, low hardware prices, large corporate backing and favorable price-performance ratio—are all evident. Here's an introduction to the technology.
Tues., Aug. 28, by Michael Hallinan
Posted 28 Aug 2007
Plenty of challenges lie ahead, but the recent push to settle on the standard in the EU gives a boost to DVB-H's viability and long-term prospects.
Thurs., Aug. 2, by Geoff Daily
Posted 02 Aug 2007
It's by no means perfect, but it comes darned close. In addition to its much-touted design, touchscreen, and visual voicemail, the iPhone is a surprisingly good video player, complete with access to YouTube clips.
Fri., July 20, by Steve Mack
Posted 20 Jul 2007
Apple realized they needed to allow third-party apps on the iPhone, and they finally heeded the call for a software development kit. And—surprise, surprise—it’s called Safari.
Tues., June 19, by Tim Siglin
Posted 19 Jun 2007
Apple's no longer satisfied with competing in the computer market. Instead, announcements like the iPhone show that the company is looking at what it will take to replace the brick-and-mortar, big-box consumer electronics giants.
Tues., Feb. 20, by Damien Stolarz
Posted 20 Feb 2007
Mobile video works out the kinks during its 'pilot season'
Posted 15 Feb 2007
From both the programming and technology sides, announcements from ESPN, Media Excel, and ExpertVillage.com suggest the ways that mobile video is moving to the next level.
Wed., Feb. 14, by Tim Siglin
Posted 14 Feb 2007
Steve Jobs's keynote at MacWorld was short on the Mac but long on mobile media and home entertainment, with the announcement of the iPhone and a demo of Apple TV.
Wed., Jan. 10, by Tim Siglin
Posted 10 Jan 2007
In stark opposition to the subscription-based walled garden of video offered by Verizon and YouTube, Movy.tv will let users pay per play to watch video on their mobile devices.
Mon., Dec. 11, by Mark Fritz
Posted 11 Dec 2006
This year’s show demonstrates that the mobile video market is maturing rapidly, with an emphasis on DVB-H.
Thurs., Sept. 14, by Tim Siglin
Posted 14 Sep 2006
Since it gives Nokia control over encoding, distribution, and devices, it gives the company an end-to-end solution that may free mobile service providers to focus on their core competencies.
Tues., Aug. 15, by Tim Siglin
Posted 15 Aug 2006
The technologies behind online and mobile delivery of World Cup games and highlights are only part of the story. Sweden’s Infront Sports & Media was responsible for all video licensing, ensuring standardization of coverage across the globe.
Tues., June 6, by Christine Perey
Posted 06 Jun 2006
As 3G gains momentum, successful trials suggest that the time is ripe for mobile TV in the UK. But competition between delivery models, as well as debate over the roles of different links in the delivery chain, is keeping widespread adoption at bay.
by Christine Perey
Posted 05 Apr 2006