Interractive Game Shows: The explosive growth of this interactive, live-action trivia app has given rise to a new game show form where participants can directly get involved from their devices. Take for example the popular HQ Trivia app. You don't have to fly all the way out to a studio, all you have to do is log in. For an even better experience, you can play with your friends random than internet strangers. With apps like the Red5 Pro based Joyride, you can play live games directly with your friends. Of course, with all those contestants your app needs to…

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Who is live-streaming? drives the video streaming market? Where are the current potholes? How will we meet the rising demand for real-time latency? These are a few of the topics covered last month at the Streaming Media East conference on a panel discussion with our CEO and Co-Founder Chris Allen, VP of Architecture Jason Hofmann from our partner Limelight Networks and Bill Zurat, VP, Core Media, BAMTECH Media. You can watch the full video here, or take a look at our summary below. To start things off, they broke up the current live streaming market into three sectors: Transactional Market…

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As social creatures, humans have an innate desire to gather together. Though the focal point has changed, moving the fire pit indoors to a fireplace and replacing the radio on the mantlepiece with a TV, the transmission of stories has always played a prominent role. Television is a basic tenant of modern society. It has provided countless hours of water cooler conversations and online chatter. With tv as a social glue, people bond through shared experiences. We gather around to watch shows like The Bachelor or chant the countdown as the ball drops to bring in the New Year. Even…

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Delivery can refer to a few different things. You can deliver a joke or a punch if the aforementioned joke was offensive (talk about a punchline...). However, this post is not about those kinds of deliveries. And no, this doesn't have anything to with your Amazon order. We are talking about delivery architecture for live streaming media. Rather, our CEO Chris Allen addressed this at the recent Content Delivery Summit in a panel discussion with Jason Hofmann from our partner Limelight Networks, Rob Dillon of Tribune Media and Dom Robinson of id3as. Quality Scaling and Cost Efficiency They cover the…

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When it comes to surprises, there are good ones: birthday parties, visits from old friends, or a "just because" card. Then there are the bad ones: discovering that what you thought was blue cheese is, in fact, just moldy cheese, believing Facebook protects your data, Luke Skywalker's paternity test, and last but not least, hidden fees. Those pesky surcharges, arbitrary convenience fees, or fine print fines. There is nothing more aggravating then expecting to pay one amount only to receive a much higher bill. So, in the interest of transparency, let us explain directly how our pricing works. No magnifying…

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