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Game console owners stream more video content than ever before

December 15th, 2011

New data from Nielsen suggests that console owners are using their Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii game consoles to stream video content more than ever before. “Streaming now represents a reported 14 percent of Xbox 360 time, 15 percent of PS3 time and 33 percent of Wii time,” Nielsen said Wednesday. The market research firm …

Novatel Wireless and AT&T add DLNA media streaming to MiFi 2372 [video]

June 9th, 2011

In the mobile space there are leaders and followers, and our friends over at Novatel Wireless are clear leaders. The company’s MiFi devices set the market abuzz as people rushed to replace their older mobile broadband devices with portable mobile hotspots capable of connecting multiple devices to cellular data networks via Wi-Fi. Now, Novatel is …

Skype to acquire Qik

January 6th, 2011

Skype announced Thursday that it will acquire mobile video software and service provider Qik. Unconfirmed rumors suggest the deal will be worth approximately $100 million. Qik specializes in mobile video broadcasting and video calling services, the latter being an area that Skype has been particularly interested in lately. Qik emerged among a group of similar services …

Apple to introduce ‘iTunes Live Stream’ service tomorrow?

November 15th, 2010

A bit of digging into a property list file included with Apple’s latest build of iTunes, version 10.1, may give us a hint as to what Apple might introduce in the near future. The plist file in question makes reference to “iTunes Live Stream,” an unannounced service that could find itself at the center of …

Stiff competition forces Roku to license its software? [Updated]

October 27th, 2010

Following Netgear’s announcement Tuesday that it would offer a $90 set top box powered by Roku’s software, it looks as though Roku is playing with alternative models in an effort to stay competitive. Roku gained notoriety in 2008 by providing an easy solution for streaming Netflix Watch Instantly video content to television sets. The company …

VLC Media Player for iPhone now available

October 25th, 2010

We knew it was coming, but that doesn’t make the arrival of Applidium’s VLC Media Player universal binary any less exciting. That’s right kids, your favorite multi-format video player for the iPad is now available for the iPhone and iPod touch as well. VLC Media Player lets users sync video content to a device via …

Hulu's premium service coming to the PlayStation 3?

June 25th, 2010

Amidst a rumor that Hulu may be rolling out is premium video service next week for testing, another rumor is surfacing that suggests the online video streaming company may be close to inking a deal with Sony. The deal could be announced as early as next week and would bring Hulu’s $9.99 monthly subscription service, …

Qik's premium services for EVO 4G detailed

June 4th, 2010

Happy EVO 4G Day Sprint lovers. Remember that whole thing about Qik video chat being $4.99/month, and then hours later it not being $4.99/month? Well, the folks from Qik have officially announced exactly what the free versus premium service offerings are for Qik streaming video. We’ve got the features matrix, a PR video, and the …