Twitter continues its push into live video with the launch of Periscope Producer API, a new tool for sharing live video aimed at larger media firms and broadcasters. The API will allow creators to connect their equipment to Twitter in order to stream live video directly to its network. The API enables third-party applications to authenticate Periscope accounts, configure streams, start and stop broadcasts and Continue reading Twitter’s Periscope Live Video for Networks to Compete YouTube / Facebook
The business model due to digital media is not changing but is expanding its reach. The US$35b FMCG market would also be influenced by the digital media. There are 350mn internet users today and these are likely to increase to 650mn users by 2020. Of these, 250mn users are likely to be from rural India. Women would account for 200mn users by 2020. The medium of advertisement is slowly shifting from Television to the Internet.
According to Ramesh Bhaskar, Industry Head – FMCG, Google, Continue reading Indian FMCG Brands Leverage Highly on Google Search
It is interesting to note that the Times of India ranks low within offline readership in India [Leading English daily ranks eighth in terms of physical readership] but leads in total app downloads versus Hindi/regional language dailies. This possibly throws some light on how individual behavior relating to content consumption differs between big and small cities. We believe the same may apply to online content as well. A key enabler of higher online engagement (especially in smaller cities and villages) may be the Continue reading Localised Content Case gets Stronger as Internet Penetration Rises
At the Alibaba Computing Conference in Hangzhou, the company unveiled partnership with the Hangzhou government city management and AI-enabled AliCloud ET, showing BABA’s leadership in computing and data-enabled intelligence.
Jack Ma delivered an opening speech, highlighting that technology innovation Continue reading Alibaba from Commerce to Cloud AI with ET
Google argues that its cloud infrastructure is already design’ed for enterprise grade scalability (the pitch being “You can run on Google“), reliability and security and that it has the best fiber network in the industry. Google argues that if engineers were making the choice of cloud infrastructure, most would choose Google Cloud Platform – GCP given capabilities such as lightning-fast VM loading times, flexible per-minute pricing, simple and fast configuration, superior container-centric services and second-to-none machine learning and analytics functions such as BigQuery (which Google argues is superior to AWS). Google argues that its Google Compute Engine infrastructure can technically do anything that Amazon Web Service or Microsoft’s Azure can do. It is just that the Software Architects and Engineers need to be smart as it is not a direct Continue reading Rise & Rise of Google Cloud Computing Platform
Enterprise IT now senses a threat to its existence from the Public Cloud especially as more business users have begun to utilize the Public Cloud. Vendors who will truly benefit from this trend and grow are those who enable the technology and IT consumption model transitions, as well as those who usher Cloud and hyper-scale technologies and architectures into the enterprise.
A key element of architectures deployed by the large web-scale players such as Google and Facebook and large Cloud Players such as Amazon is the abstraction of all intelligence and function from commodity hardware into a software layer across all components of the data center stack – server, storage and networking. Since all functions required to manage the architecture are Continue reading How HyperScale / Public Cloud is driving Today’s Computing ?