video streaming

Verizon’s CEO says video accounts for half of its traffic

Verizon’s CEO says video accounts for half of its traffic

Verizon's CEO attended the National Association of Broadcasters conference, stating yesterday that half of Verizon Wireless's traffic is from videos, a number that is expected to continually increase over the next several years, eventually accounting for about 2/3rds of it. He then went on to discuss a conversation he had with the late Steve Jobs over the iPhone and LTE.

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Stream classic movies and TV shows from Warner Archives for $9.99 a month

Stream classic movies and TV shows from Warner Archives for $9.99 a month

Warner Bros. has decided to join in on the saturated video-streaming marketing by offering its own subscription-based video streaming service. Warner Bros. service is extremely distinctive from the likes of Netflix and Hulu Plus however. Its service, called Warner Archive, will allow users to stream classic and hard-to-find movies and TV shows straight to their streaming devices.

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YouTube co-founder announces MixBit video site

YouTube co-founder announces MixBit video site

After the announcement that Google would be shutting down YouTube after eight years (not really), the service's co-founder, Chris Hurley, has announced his new video website to fill the void. Hurley assures us this isn't an April Fools' joke either, but he pokes fun at Google's attempt at April Fools humor on his new site called MixBit.

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Hulu’s board reportedly looking into selling the service

Hulu’s board reportedly looking into selling the service

The news isn't surprising to anyone who has been following the Hulu business saga, but word has it that Disney and News Corp. are reaching out to potential buyers to see what kind of interest there is out there for acquiring the company. The information comes from two sources who are said to be familiar with the matter, and follows soon after it was announced that Andy Forssell will be serving as acting CEO.

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Old school MTV gets reincarnated as VEVO TV

Old school MTV gets reincarnated as VEVO TV

VEVO has just launched a new service that will bring back the good old days of MTV (before it became a network filled with terrible reality TV shows). The new service is called VEVO TV, and it's a 24-hour live music video streaming service. The stream will be composed of new artists, new songs, popular hits, various genres, live concerts and more. VEVO is becoming the Pandora of music videos, bringing viewers their favorite music videos while also exposing them to new material.

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Vimeo on Demand lets content creators charge for videos

Vimeo on Demand lets content creators charge for videos

Vimeo, one of the top video content sharing websites, is implementing a new feature today that will allow Vimeo users with Pro accounts to sell their videos to their audience. The feature is called "Vimeo on Demand", and content creators can choose whatever content they want to sell, whether its films, episodes, skits, anything for whatever price they want. The sellers are able to sell their content through Vimeo or their own personal website.

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Netflix introduces ISP Speed Index, shows the fastest and slowest ISPs

Netflix introduces ISP Speed Index, shows the fastest and slowest ISPs

Have you ever wondered how your Netflix experience stacks up compared to that of other users? Netflix mas made it easy to satisfy that curiosity by introducing its ISP Speed Index, which lists the fastest and slowest ISP for different countries based on information gleaned from its users, as well as the overall average speed for each country.

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YouTube co-founder planning on launching rival service

YouTube co-founder planning on launching rival service

A lot of noteworthy news came out of SXSW this year, but under all of the chaos YouTube co-founder Chris Hurley revealed that he's planning on launching a new video streaming and sharing service that could rival YouTube. Hurley says he’s about a month away from launching his new platform, and he says the service will "give flexibility for people to work together and create content."

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Barnes & Noble NOOK Video expands with Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount, and more

Barnes & Noble NOOK Video expands with Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount, and more

The future for Barnes & Noble's NOOK business looks pretty bleak, but the company is continuing to make the best of what they still currently have by announcing more partnerships for its NOOK Video streaming service. Movies from several big studios will be making their way to NOOK Video, including titles from Lionsgate, MGM, and Paramount, as well as content from National Geographic.

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Hulu looks back on 2012, closes the year with $695 million in revenue

Hulu looks back on 2012, closes the year with $695 million in revenue

While 2012 was a good year for some and one that some others would probably like to forget, it was great for Hulu. The video streaming service has posted a look back at 2012 on the Hulu Blog, along with plenty of statistics on how much it grew throughout the year. The company announced today that it pulled in approximately $695 million in revenue, which you can see is quite the jump over 2011's revenue in the graph below.

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Netflix ranks ISPs on video-streaming efficiency, Google Fiber comes out on top

Netflix ranks ISPs on video-streaming efficiency, Google Fiber comes out on top

It's no surprise that Netflix takes up a big chunk of internet bandwidth, so the company has decided to rank how fast various internet service providers can stream movies to Netflix customers. They've announced that they'll be releasing a new list every month starting with November 2012 (last month).

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Iran launches its answer to YouTube

Iran launches its answer to YouTube

Watching videos of cats on YouTube when you should be doing other things may be a part of your daily routine, but in some regions of the world, that isn't possible. As many of you know, countries like Iran like to ban popular websites like YouTube and Facebook for varying reasons, leaving their citizens without access to the aforementioned cat videos. Today, however, Iranians are getting a video streaming site of their own, but don't expect it to be as open as YouTube is.

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