May 25th will mark the beginning of the enforcement period for the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The large non-compliance fines have caused some concern. However, GDPR is not the end of the world. The GDPR focuses on the collection of personal data (any information that could directly or indirectly identify a natural person) and how that is stored or otherwise handled. Fundamentally, companies need to provide thorough protections and consumer controls when handling data like name, email address, location, social media posts, cookie data, medical information, or even a computer IP address. One important thing to note is that…

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70 billion. That's a gigantic number. 70,000,000,000. You can practically measure it in centimeters. Riiiight... but 70 billion what? Dollars. Tasty, green USD. That's the predicted size of the global, video streaming market by 2021 (70.05 billion to be exact) up from 30.29 billion in 2016. All that with a not too shabby with an 18.3% CAGR. That's a pretty sizable opportunity. Methinks it's time to get streaming. Great, so why all the growth? 1.6 billion live streams go through Facebook every day . Where does it all come from? The simple answer is…

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You may have noticed that there has been a bit of news coverage about net neutrality, at least for those of us in the US. Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers should treat all online content equally without giving preference to particular sources. There's been quite a bit of worrying over the effect that this will have on the internet and how ISP providers can regulate it. These concerns, well founded as they are, miss how worthwhile the repeal of net neutrality will be. We stand to gain great skills from this. As the FCC peels back…

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Now that Red5 Pro has formed a partnership with Samuraiz, our plan to spread low-latency live streaming across the globe is one step closer to completion. Soon we shall rule the world (with only a half-second latency). Alright, maybe we've been watching too many movies. In all seriousness, we are excited to announce that we have teamed-up with Samuraiz to increase our distribution. The customer-centric culture of both companies synthesize well together so we anticipate a fruitful partnership. The full press release can be found on Samuraiz's website.…

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Alright, fine. We admit it. Our assertion that low, near real-time latency, is always better has been proven wrong. Apparently, Facebook Live's latency is so long that a band called The Academic recorded a song incorporating the seconds long delay to loop one of their songs. The multiple layers create an increasing complex song that's really entertaining to listen to. With a little creativity, even high latency can be a good thing... at least in this literally exceptionable case. If you think about it, this actually makes latency pretty cool.…

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