Mobile just keeps growing, Ericsson report says

If there was ever any sign that mobile devices are taking over the consumer world, this would be it. In the first quarter of 2013, global mobile penetration stood at 90 per cent,

Published on: July 4th, 2013 Candice So

How to scale your video sharing service to handle 6 million users in 30 days

Who doesn’t have time to watch a 36 second long video? Not many people it turns out, as the Toronto-based video sharing service Keek has proven by registering six million users in just

Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Why users should ditch the cable and stream online

by Mike Rehan The trend of choosing to watch TV online has attracted many people over cable television. More than half of the world is switching to streaming shows online. Many big companies

Published on: March 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Adult content sites battle piracy, innovate porn

In an industry where very little is taboo, piracy is a dirty six-letter word for many businesses in the adult entertainment sector. Once credited for leading the way in making money from the

Published on: May 30th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Canadian online video firms not afraid of Netflix threat

The announced entry into Canada by U.S. video streaming firm Netflix has been described as a market-disrupting move by some industry observers but a local content provider and a streaming platform developer are

Published on: July 22nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Student who illegally shared music files must now pay $67,500

Even after cutting a damages award in a music file-sharing case to one-tenth the original sum, a judge said Friday the new fine was still excessive. The federal judge in Massachusetts on Friday

Published on: July 13th, 2010 Nancy Gorhing

Rogers On Demand online to add live streaming, social features

Rogers Communications Inc. is reporting better-than-expected results from its fledging online video portal accessible only by subscribers.Since launching Rogers On Demand Online in November, the Toronto-based communications firm has seen more than 46,000

Published on: January 19th, 2010 Brian Jackson

5 breakthrough technologies that will change the way we work and play

While sipping a cup of organically farmed, artisan-brewed tea, I tap on my gigabit-wireless-connected tablet, to pull up a 3D movie on the razor-thin HDTV hanging on the wall. A media server streams

Published on: October 22nd, 2009 Glenn Fleishman

MoboVivo aims to be Canada’s iTunes with pay-for-download TV shows

When Scott Valentine is making a pitch for his company's video streaming technology, he likes to recount his tribulations as a teenager with cassette tapes. "The music sounded good, but I could only

Published on: July 23rd, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Canada’s first online movie streaming service unveiled

It's billed at Canada's first "legit" online film and TV shows streaming service, and the firm offering it – Ottawa-based Zip.ca – is relying on certain factors to make it a resounding success.These

Published on: July 7th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Penguins premium fans get live action replay on mobile phones

Hockey fans aren't exactly your quiet and unassuming types. They want action with their ice, and lots of it. A smash 'em instant replay on the JumboTron is always a crowd-pleaser. At Pittsburgh's

Published on: July 3rd, 2009 Beth Schultz

National Film Board creates “YouTube” for Canadian films

In a freebie double-bonanza Canadians now have access to a considerable chunk of the National Film Board’s (NFB) library via an online streaming site that makes use of an open source Flash-based video

Published on: January 22nd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Obama inauguration

As Barack Obama raises his hand to be sworn in as the 44th U.S. president on Tuesday, could the millions worldwide watching the historic event on the Internet be left out? The answer:

Published on: January 20th, 2009 Matt Hamblen

YouTube sets up Canadian division

YouTube Tuesday launched a Canadian site which provides localized search features emphasizing video content produced here.By promoting content most relevant to Canadian viewers, YouTube.ca also provides an excellent opportunity for local businesses to

Published on: November 7th, 2007 Nestor Arellano