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LTE Multicast Tested by 16 Operators

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 27th, 2014

A new report from the Global Mobile Suppliers Association says sixteen operators, spanning 13 countries, are currently trialing LTE Multicast, also called eMBMS (evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services. LTE Multicast allows wireless operators to broadcast live video over their LTE networks to multiple users simultaneously. Today’s unicast streams require a dedicated channel for each user […]

Amazon Buys Twitch for $1 Billion

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 26th, 2014

Amazon today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Twitch Interactive, the leading live video platform for gamers for approximately $970 million in cash. Google was in talks to acquire Twitch for more than $1 billion. But Google did not close the deal on anti-trust fears, according to Forbes. Google already owns YouTube, […]

Tour de France 2014

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 24th, 2014

The 101st Tour de France (NY Times, Wikipedia and Twitter), began on Saturday July 5, 2014 and continues until July 27, 2014. The 21-stage race began in Yorkshire, U.K., and stretches across Europe including Spain and Belgium. The race spans a total of 3,664 kilometers (or approximately 2277 miles). Some 3.5 billion people watch some […]

Incubator for Digital Storytellers

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 3rd, 2014

Oregon Story Board is an accelerator to help digital storytellers create companies, explains Rick Turoczy of Silicon Florist. The startup incubator is now accepting applications for the first class of its accelerator program. The collaborative working environment is housed at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. It offers a four-month program where companies receive […]

YouTube Buying Twitch for $1B?

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 19th, 2014

Google’s YouTube has reached a deal to buy Twitch, a popular videogame-streaming company, for more than $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the pact. The deal, in an all-cash offer, is expected to be announced imminently, according to Variety. If completed the acquisition would be the most significant in the history of YouTube, which […]

Parrot Drone Adds Range Extender, 3d Glasses

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 13th, 2014

Parrot, the maker of the popular AR Drone 2.0, has launched a new model, the AR Drone 3.0. It also flies under the name Bebop and is controlled from your phone via Wi-Fi. The Bebop is essentially a flying camera with four rotors. The camera comes with an F2.2 fisheye lens with a 180-degree field […]