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Say adiós to your CDN? MediaDS from NewTek & Wowza has arrived

Say adiós to your CDN? MediaDS from NewTek & Wowza has arrived

NewTek and Wowza Media Systems just announced the immediate availability of MediaDS, a real-time media encoding and live streaming video delivery system. MediaDS is a hardware and software solution…

2 Chromebooks reviewed: CTL J4 Plus laptop & Chromebit stick

2 Chromebooks reviewed: CTL J4 Plus laptop & Chromebit stick

In the past few months, I have purchased two quite different Chromebook models, and used them to write, produce and publish two more books. The first is a CTL J4…

The monetization epidemic: Why are many people using the wrong term?

The monetization epidemic: Why are many people using the wrong term?

Throughout the world, content producers want to continue to make money from their works, or make even more than they are earning already, especially with digital content, like electronic books…

Android Auto & Apple’s CarPlay have finally landed

Android Auto & Apple’s CarPlay have finally landed

Last week, while I was riding in an Uber, I actually saw switchable CarPlay and Android Auto working in a car radio for the very first time. It was a…

Amazon is featuring my audio/video multimedia book in independent author month

Amazon is featuring my audio/video multimedia book in independent author month

For Amazon, October is independent author month (#PoweredByIndie and #PublicaConKindle). I am honored that Amazon decided to feature one of my audio/video multimedia books as part of its celebration…

Facebook misrepresents & underestimates its own audio/video specs

Facebook misrepresents & underestimates its own audio/video specs

As I have covered previously, YouTube and Vimeo used to misrepresent its own published specs, and then later corrected them. Now, history is repeating itself with Facebook. Although Facebook fortunately…

Art vs Advertising: The reality behind my first rejection

Art vs Advertising: The reality behind my first rejection

20 years ago this week I answered the phone – and this is what I learned. Recently, Richard Harrington published an article titled “Why film and video have lost their…

Amazon’s new Video Direct allows indie access to sell & rent content via Amazon Prime

Amazon’s new Video Direct allows indie access to sell & rent content via Amazon Prime

Amazon has just launched its new Video Direct. This new access allows independent video producers to upload and earn royalties for sales or rentals via Amazon Prime, which is called…

Audiovisual451: International borders for digital media distribution are finally diminishing

Audiovisual451: International borders for digital media distribution are finally diminishing

It might surprise you to know that I still own and use a multi-region DVD player to be able to play foreign movies in the US. With most commercial…

NAB 2016: Google Play Music finally adds on-demand radio

NAB 2016: Google Play Music finally adds on-demand radio

After waiting many months after the initial announcement in October 2015, it is now clear that Google was waiting specifically for the opening day of NAB to release its service…