How Lufthansa Got Into the Clouds with CloudStream This is not the first article involving air travel and cloud computing. However, while the earlier article compared industries (See: The Similarities between Airplane Travel and Cloud Computing), this involves a specific airline and a specific cloud-based service. 2011 saw the introduction of an innovative new service for air travelers – Internet access on international flights. While Internet in the air had been around for some time, access was largely restricted to domestic travelers because the signal is provided by land-based mobile phone towers. Therefore, international travelers were restricted to their own
YouTube Integrates WeVideo Editing Platform WeVideo integration will provide YouTube users a robust, easy-to-use video storytelling platform anywhere they have Internet access SUNNYVALE, CA -October 20, 2011- WeVideo (www.WeVideo.com), the first company to offer a full featured, cloud-based, collaborative video editing platform, today announced its integration with YouTube. With forty-eight hours of video uploaded every minute, YouTube will offer the integrated WeVideo editing platform, allowing their users to create compelling video stories from their previously unedited and varied content. The free, YouTube optimized version of WeVideo’s award winning video editing solution will be accessible through YouTube.com/create. The YouTube WeVideo editor enables users to quickly
How Cloud Computing Helped Netflix Emerge as a Streaming Media Powerhouse Netflix may be getting a lot of bad press in recent times due to its management’s ill-advised decision to raise subscription rates by almost 50% resulting in widespread customer dissatisfaction and a groveling apology by CEO Reed Hastings, but it was not long ago that it was considered the epitome of home entertainment.Netflix is another new-age company that owes its success to cloud computing, the same way that Zynga, the creators of Facebook game sensation Farmville, does (See: Zynga, the Latest Cloud Computing Success). And not surprisingly, for both
Brightcove Video Cloud Provider Partners with Ufinity Leading Media Systems Integrator (SI) Ufinity leverages Brightcove Video Cloud to build engaging online video experiences for consumers across Asia [SINGAPORE] October 13, 2011 – Brightcove, a leading global provider of cloud content services,today announced that it partnered with Singapore-based Ufinity Pte Ltd (Ufinity) to deliver compelling video into Ufinity’s movie portals, web sites and social networks. Ufinity is known for designing and building some of Asia’s most advanced Web properties. As a result of this Asia-wide relationship, Ufinity will rely on the Brightcove Video Cloud online video platform to offer its media
Is Amazon Silk the Future of Browsers? One of the latest tablets from Amazon, Kindle Fire, introduces a new web browser called Amazon Silk. A cloud accelerated mobile browser, I believe that Amazon Silk will prove to be a stepping stone in the development of browsers. To achieve faster speeds, the browser is leveraging the cloud, specifically, the Amazon Web Services and the EC2 cloud. The speed is so much increased, that a task which is usually performed in 100 milliseconds, will only take 5. But how does this happen? The secret lies on its split architecture. Because tablets are mobile
Hollywood Banks on Cloud-Based Movie Storage Studios in Hollywood are set to launch their UltraViolet cloud-based movie storage. This “digital locker” service is expected to boost movie sales by attracting consumers to the cloud. According to Lisa Richwine from reuters.com, this service will enable movie buffs to keep purchased copies of films on remote servers. UltraViolet cloud-based movie storage allows a person to view movies of his choice any time on a range of devices. For many months now, studios in Hollywood are facing losses due to companies such as Netflix that offer unlimited monthly rentals in a cheap and
Taking “Cloud Computing” Too Literally: Hilarious Comments by Indian Anti-Graft Crusader Cloud computing is a serious issue, and with nanotechnology and biotechnology, promise to transform human civilization over the next few decades. However, even when discussing such serious business, we occasionally come across moments of hilarity that grab our attention. Regular readers of this website may remember my earlier attempt at humor writing on the occasion of All Fool’s Day (April 1) (See: Cloud Computing Without The Internet – Is It Possible?); however, what I am about to narrate today is not a figment of my imagination but all true.