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App-Rising.com is written by Geoff Daily, a DC-based technology journalist, broadband activist, marketing consultant, and Internet entrepreneur.

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June 11, 2008 9:32 AM

The Significance of The Colbert Report on Hulu

Big news in the content world: Viacom has made some of its shows available on Hulu.com, the joint venture between major TV networks to offer full-length TV shows online. In particular for me, two of my favorite shows are both...

May 2, 2008 10:08 AM

What Is RSS? The Way To Stay Up-To-Date

Yesterday was RSS Awareness Day, a day on which bloggers across the world were asked to talk about and promote the value of RSS. But what is RSS? To start with, the acronym is most often cited as standing for...

March 19, 2008 10:39 AM

Content Continues Pouring Online

The flood gates are officially open for content flowing onto the Internet. Sure you still can't get quite everything, and much of what you can get comes tied to dubious usage restrictions, but there's no denying the tidal shift of...

March 5, 2008 10:07 AM

Don't Buy Blu-Ray! Blu-Ray Is The Future

There's been a lot of buzz in recent weeks about HD-DVD shutting it down and Blu-ray coming out on top as the choice for next generation optical disc formats. To bring everyone up to speed, HD-DVD and Blu-ray use blue...

February 1, 2008 7:22 AM

Online Video's Dirty Little Secret

Recently my wife and I decided to forgo paying for cable TV service in order to end our penchant for wasted evenings and weekends spent channel surfing. This isn't to say we've stopped watching video. We both very much enjoy...

January 23, 2008 9:06 AM

No New Traffic Filters! The Ill-Advised Fight Against Piracy...

One of the biggest issues in telecom these past few months has been the proper role of network operators in policing the delivery of illegal content across their pipes. The MPAA has been pushing to require all universities and colleges...

January 14, 2008 6:48 AM

A Million Voices, A Million Cameras, A Million Creators of Content

One of the most lasting impressions from my trip to Vegas for CES last week was the prevalence not just of cool cameras and phones on display but those already in the hands of an attendee base heavily invested in...

January 3, 2008 1:00 PM

More Good/Bad News, This Time from the Crusade to Conquer Movie Downloads

It never ceases to amazes me how often the discovery of an optimistic story of the Internet comes alongside that of a pessimistic tail of failure elsewhere. Today I've had not one but two colleagues mention to me the recent...

December 17, 2007 7:27 AM

Learning to Love PEG Channels

Last week I wrote a post entitled "Learning to Live Without PEG Channels (And Loving It!)" that attempted to broadly convey a narrow point about the limitations of cable systems and the possibilities of Internet systems for the delivery of...

December 14, 2007 9:45 AM

Broadband Article Roundup - From Jackass to the FCC to India and Beyond

So much is happening in the deployment, adoption, and regulation of broadband it can be overwhelming. Here's an attempt to pull together some of the more interesting stories I've found over the last week. Jackass On the Internet Jackass is...

December 13, 2007 1:51 PM

Sports Fans Rejoice! Broadband Makes Your Day...

There's a lot of talk regarding the internet supplanting traditional TV as the primary mode of video delivery. While I'm not one to jump too far into the deep end of hype, there is some truth to this potential future...

December 5, 2007 12:13 PM

Tracking Online Video Adoption - Internet Audience On Par with TV?

comScore, a company that tracks information relevant to the growth and adoption of the Internet, has released its latest Video Metrix report, which provides insight into the demand for online video, in this case for the month of September 2007....

November 20, 2007 9:56 AM

Fullscreen Internet Video: A Revolution Weighting to Happen

In my research for a StreamingMedia.com feature that explores the opportunities and challenges of online HD video delivery, I learned about a company called Move Networks, which powers ABC's library of full-screen first-run episodes from its most popular TV shows....

November 14, 2007 12:35 PM

My Wife the Pirate

I had a sickening realization last night: my wife might be a pirate. Earlier this week I wrote about how the desire for content you can't find elsewhere can drive adoption and use of the Internet, in particular mentioning my...

November 12, 2007 9:34 AM

When Interest Meets Availability: A Tale of Consumer Broadband Adoption

After attending the Blandin Broadband conference in St. Cloud, I spent the weekend visiting friends around the Minneapolis area where I grew up. Friday night I spent with a best friend of mine that I've known since kindergarten, Jeff Valley....

November 8, 2007 4:58 PM

TV Strike Good for Internet Video?

WashingtonPost.com has a great article up exploring the potential impact of the TV writers' strike on interest in online video. To summarize, TV writers are now on strike, which has forced TV productions to be put on hold, meaning daily...

November 6, 2007 7:55 AM

Akamai HD Revisited: I'm Officially Agog

Last week I wrote about a marketing effort by leading content delivery network Akamai to promote their HD video capabilities. Unfortunately at the time I was limited by the bandwidth constraints of my wireless Verizon AirCard (typically between 500-750Kbps), and...

November 2, 2007 2:45 PM

Considering the Challenging Complexity of Online Video

In Boston earlier this week I had the opportunity to meet the CEO of the Culinary Media Network, "the world's first all-food podcast network." While chatting about my interest in encouraging adoption and use of broadband and the Internet, she...

October 31, 2007 11:25 AM

The Web Goes HD

Don't know how I missed this but on Monday, Akamai introduced a new portal showcasing HD video called The HD Web. In talking with some folks out here at the Video on the Net conference, I learned that Akamai had...

October 30, 2007 1:24 PM

Writing about Video on the Net from the Video on the Net Conference

tWriting today from Boston where I’m attending the Video on the Net conference. Wanted to share a series of thoughts and observations I had during yesterday’s New Video Summit. I got to the conference midway through a keynote presentation by...

September 17, 2007 11:46 AM

Comcast Defines Bandwidth Caps, Which Are No Friend to Online HD Video

In the latest news on Comcast’s moves to cut off service to its heaviest users, they’ve made an official, though somewhat obtuse, statement about their policy towards “excessive use." In this article, a spokesperson for Comcast defines “excessive use” as...

September 7, 2007 11:33 AM

Future Web Trends - But What About the Applications?

Fantastic article on Read/Write Web about future web trends written by Richard McManus. In it he cites ten trends he believes will be most noteworthy over the next decade. Included in these are: virtual worlds, websites as web services, and...

August 23, 2007 7:38 AM

Servers Go Home; The Bandwidth Beast Grows Hungrier

Saw an article go up on ars technica reporting on details that have been leaked about the first products hitting the market equipped with Windows Home Server software. While not news as the Windows Home Server initiative was announced some...

August 13, 2007 11:38 AM

Demise of Google Video Sets Dangerous Precedent

On Friday I wrote up a brief analysis of Blockbuster's move to purchase online movie retailer Movielink, highlighting how this space has more competition than it does demand. The download-to-own/rent space bore witness to another major announcement last week, namely Google's plans to disband it's paid-download online video service.

August 10, 2007 1:06 PM

Blockbuster Makes Move Online; Big Investment in Internet TV

The tail end of this week bore witness to two significant announcements in the online video entertainment space. Blockbuster announced its purchase of Movielink...The partnership between NBC Universal and News Corp announced a $100 million investment.

June 13, 2007 11:40 AM

Trendspotting from the Digital Hollywood Summit

Yesterday I attended the first full day of the Digital Hollywood Summit, and what a day it was! It started as I sat down to enjoy a blueberry bran muffin and ended up meeting a woman that manages former Playboy bunnies who make their livings in large part based on subscription websites where they upload photos and video of themselves in various states of undress, and I finished my day eating dinner at a Mexican restaurant on the Santa Monica pier with one of the forefathers of online gambling.

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