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Last year Facebook launched its own live streaming service called Facebook Live. At first it was only active for celebrities – like Ricky Gervais who took a bath live on his Facebook page. But in January they supposedly made it available to anyone with an iPhone, and followed on Android devices in March. Everyday people, brands and news organisations are now trying out the service. And...

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As mobile usage continues to grow, the networks are doing their best to keep up. But not all of them are equal, at least according to a new report from Ofcom. The organisation evaluated the major mobile network operators (MNOs) in five major UK cities. The big news reported on many websites was which MNO came out “the best” in the report. The networks included...

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Superfast internet? Yes, please. In the UK and around the world there are plans for increasing the bandwidth of existing residential Internet connections to superfast speeds. BT is set to deploy 300-500 Mbps connections by 2020. Virgin Media already goes to 200Mbps and will likely increase as BT does. In the US, Google is testing out its 1 Gbps services in select cities. Verizon and...

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We've all experienced poor video playback from time to time. It's usually frustrating for sure, but do you know it increases your heart rate too? According to a neurological study done by Ericsson, waiting for mobile video to load really stresses people out. The study was part of their Mobility Report Mobile World Conference Edition 2016 released for the conference in February. User experience objectified Ericsson contracted...

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Years of video are streamed every day. Yes, literally years worth of video are watched by the world each and every day over the Internet. From the perspective of a viewer, it's all really easy. But if you're interested in streaming your own content then there are a few things you need to understand before you get too far. One of those things is what online...

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Not too long ago I stumbled upon a resource Google provides called "Think with Google." They leverage their immense pile of data gathered from their search engine and other sources to provide insights to anyone that wants them. The data and analysis is provided for different industries, and usually is based on a global picture. Much of what they have is Google-centric – trends on YouTube...

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My son has started streaming his Minecraft adventures. I set up the recording software for him, but he now knows how to edit and upload himself. One of his Minecraft buddies wanted to start streaming too, so I offered to help him get set up as well. And that’s when I stumbled into the latest proof of the old adage, “If you want to learn something,...

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