While executives at major programmers like Viacom and Walt Disney Co. have predicted in recent weeks that a virtual multichannel programming distributor could soon emerge, I'm beginning to wonder if the concept is little more than hype.
Nine months after DirecTV CFO Patrick Doyle told analysts that the company was open to sharing "NFL Sunday Ticket" with other pay TV distributors, CEO Mike White said Thursday that he expects DirecTV will keep exclusive rights to the popular programming package.
Verizon's move to purchase EdgeCast, a content delivery network based in Santa Monica, Calif., is another sign that traditional service providers want more control over how video content gets delivered to their customers.
Microsoft is thinking of making its Windows Phone and Windows RT software available free of charge to hardware vendors, according to a report from The Verge, which cited unnamed sources.s.
YouTube is expected to generate about $5.6 billion in gross advertising revenue worldwide in 2013, according to research firm eMarketer.
Streaming music service Spotify said it will offer a free streaming product on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. However, there are a few catches.
Nokia is developing a smartphone running on a forked and modified version of Google's Android platform, according to multiple reports.
CDNs look like they're getting squeezed. On one side, broadband providers are building their own CDN capabilities or acquiring CDNs outright. On the other, the biggest content providers are deploying their own CDN-like infrastructure.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley are developing a location-fixing method that relies upon images from a mobile device's camera to deduce the device's location and orientation.
Eight major technology companies, including mobile heavyweights Apple, Google and Microsoft, launched a public campaign to reform government surveillance efforts, which could also help restore their customers' trust after widespread disclosures of snooping by the National Security Agency.