Posted on December 29, 2008
If you would like to learn about an appliance that permits users to access limited Internet Video content, including movie rentals, for viewing on the TV, this interview is for you.
Our guest today is Edward Lichty who is the Executive Vice President of Vudu. His company manufactures a $300 appliance enabling consumers to get limited Internet Video on their TVs. Although there are limitations on the content available, set-up is said to be relatively simple. While Vudu normally uses WiFi to access the Internet, dongles are provided that claim to offer “plug-and-play” simplicity. One attaches to the Vudu unit and the other to the router normally used in a home network. If the user does not already have a router, she will have to buy one in addition to the Vudu appliance. Read more…
Posted on December 22, 2008
If you would like to learn about a video search engine that “looks” within the content of Internet video files, as opposed to relying upon metadata like conventional search engines, this Interview is for you.
Our guest today is Suranga Chandratillake, who is the CEO of Blinkx.com. Although the company is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange, it is headquartered in San Francisco. Blinkx operates a search engine dedicated to Internet Video. Unlike conventional search engines that can only “look” at the metadata of such files (e.g. the tags and titles); Blinkx actually inspects the text and phonetics. The company also recently launched a website that functions as an aggregating directory for TV shows that are legitimately available on the Internet, typically for free viewing.
Posted on December 15, 2008
While many of us would like to display Internet-Video-on-the-TV, another way to get the lean-back viewing experience might be to use digital video projectors in conjunction with an Internet-connected personal (e.g. laptop) computer.
Posted on December 8, 2008
If you would like to learn about how the Internet Cloud can provide you with an “always-on” connection to your music library along with a sharply reduced cost to add to the collection and try-out new music on demand, this interview is for you.
Our guest today is Geoff Ralston who is the CEO of lala.com. His website will let you (1) maintain your music library in the Internet Cloud, (2) add selections to your library at negligible cost, (3) try-out new music on-demand at little cost, and (3) avoid advertising. Read more…
Posted on December 1, 2008
Our guest today is Will Richmond who is the editor and publisher of VideoNuze, an online publication for broadband video decision-makers. VideoNuze concentrates on the emerging Internet Video industry. Will has prior experience in the CATV industry thereby providing valuable perspective on how the sector reacts to developments. This is important because cable companies are the leading providers of broadband Internet access along with being the dominant networks delivering conventional television programs. Read more…