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More people are using live streaming services, report shows

found Posted by Emma Johnson at Groovy Gecko Streaming Solutions

Friday, 18 March 2011

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More people are using live streaming services from the internet, according to recent figures. The BBC has released user statistics for its iPlayer, which shows that it is becoming increasingly popular among people in the UK.

It was introduced as a means to allow viewers to watch the BBC's television shows online via their computer or mobile phone so that they can catch programmes they may have missed when they were originally aired.

The BBC stated that in February 2011, the corporation received 148 million requests for its iPlayer services and 162 million during the previous month.

Of the February figures, 72 percent of requests were made from computers, showing that live streaming through the internet on PCs is becoming more common in households.

The BBC revealed that the statistics show the iPlayer - excluding the Virgin Media platform - was used 4.5 million times every day last month by 1.8 million people.


Verizon's CEO at CES: High-IQ Networks and Smart Collaborations Will Spread Technology Innovation on a Global Scale

Ivan Seidenberg and Verizon's President and Chief Operating Officer Joined by Top Executives From Time Warner, Motorola and Google for Opening Keynote Address to the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show

January 6, 2011

Verizon Chairman and CEO Ivan Seidenberg and Verizon COO Lowell McAdam were joined on Thursday (Jan. 6) by three of the communications and entertainment industry's top executives to kick off the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show.

Seidenberg invited Jeff Bewkes, chairman and CEO of Time Warner; Dr. Sanjay Jha, co-CEO of Motorola and CEO of Motorola Mobility; and Mike Cleron, principal engineer of Google, to participate in his CES opening keynote address, which focused on how high-IQ networks and innovative content and applications are combining to fuel "one of the most innovative eras in the history of technology."

The five executives engaged in lively discussions of their companies' current collaborations and the future of communications and entertainment technologies.  The broad range of topics included multi-screen and mobile video, HD and 3D content, 4G smartphones and converged devices, evolution of the Android platform, and open development.
(Note: The entire keynote address and a transcript of the speech will be available for viewing later in the day. Visit http://www22.verizon.com/onecms/LeadershipTeam/Speeches/Speeches.htm)
During the keynote address, Seidenberg noted that today's more than 2 billion Internet users and 5 billion wireless users form the biggest market for technology the world has ever known.  He said that collaborations between hardware and software, computing and communications, technology giants and thousands of entrepreneurs will be crucial to the industry's ability to deliver relevant, personalized communications and entertainment services to billions of individuals.
"People are using technology to erase the boundaries between home and work, here and there, virtual and real," Seidenberg said.  "They imagine access to everything at their fingertips and they want it now, no matter where they are or what screen they have at hand.  They are challenging us to deliver better products, faster networks, more simplicity and more creativity."

Ultra-fast intelligent networks, including Verizon's advanced 4G LTE, fiber-to-the-home and global IP networks, will spread innovation on a global scale and help lead the way to the future, according to Seidenberg.
"The more we infuse consumer electronics with the power and intelligence of high-speed networks, the faster we'll create new demand and accelerate the cycle of innovation and growth that drives the industry forward," he said.
The CES is being held through Sunday (Jan. 9) at the Las Vegas Hilton Center.  For more information about Verizon at the CES, visit http://newscenter.verizon.com/verizon-at-ces-2011.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 93 million customers nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 195,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.


Gov. Rick Perry Presents Iridescent Networks with $250,000 Investment!

State of the State Luncheon hosted by Dallas Regional Chamber
October 13, 2010

The governor spoke at the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce, where he also announced a total of $3.35 million in investments to three companies through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF).

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Gov. Perry Announces $3.35 Million in TETF Investments

Office of the Governor of Texas
October 13, 2010

Gov. Rick Perry today attributed the strength of the Texas economy to low taxes, a reasonable and predictable regulatory climate and an educated workforce, which together have helped Texas employers lead the nation in job creation. The governor spoke at the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce, where he also announced a total of $3.35 million in investments to three companies through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF).

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Dallas Regional Chamber Hosts Governor Rick Perry's State of the State and Blogs about the ETF awards

Dallas Regional Chamber Blog
October 13, 2010

The Dallas Regional Chamber hosted it's State of the State luncheon today featuring Governor Rick Perry.  Governor Perry used this opportunity to announce $3.35 Million in Texas Emerging Technology Fund investments.  We are excited to note that Dallas based companies Iridescent Networks and Neuro Resource Group were among the recipients today.

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