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What Makes for a Women-Friendly and Productive Workplace?

It’s terribly unfortunate that even in this day and age, women have yet to be completely incorporated in the tech world. The territory is still considered male-dominated, with women occupying less than 30% of tech jobs, according to the Huffington Post (July 2016). There’s a correlation there with a series of disturbing harassment cases that

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Why Transcoding is Important

Transcoding is a process in video processing in which the video is reformatted from one format/codec (internal structure) into a new format/codec. . It’s an important part of making sure that video can be viewed wherever it’s delivered, so it’s worth taking a little time to understand. There are several goals that the transcoding helps

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Hackathon 2016

We rung in the new year with our annual Hackathon! Teams of determined coders from across Kaltura waged a fierce programming battle for the title.   In the end, the victory went to a team of Dana Farber, Ziv Hundert, Oren Melamed, and Omri Katz. Their project: SMACK your content! Social Media Audience Conversion by

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Video Takeaways from CES 2017

Last week was CES, arguably the biggest tech conference of the year. While the show featured everything from self-balancing motorcycles to e-ink watches, we obviously focused on the world of video. Hulu has a new live TV experience,  Razer managed to build a gaming laptop with three giant 4K screens, and some amazing TVs are

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Designing OTT TV Apps with the Living Room in Mind

As connected TV devices become more popular, it’s no longer enough to create an OTT experience designed just for web and mobile apps. Today, the 10-foot experience is becoming just as important. Customer expectations are rising. When your screen fits in your hand and your point of comparison is YouTube, a high-quality experience has one set

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Where Do All the Videos Go?

Video content is a great thing. Whether it be a 30-second viral video or a slick, magnificently produced corporate video, visual and audio content tells a story like no other medium.  We use video for everything from recreation to education and it has become our primary form of communication. However, we have reached a stage

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7 Ways to Please a “Cord Cutter”

More than 15% of Americans are “cord cutters” — they previously paid for a cable or satellite TV subscription, but no longer do. An additional 10% are “cord nevers”, mostly young adults who grew up with the internet and never subscribed to cable or satellite TV. By 2025, Forrester research predicts that 50% of all

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How is OTT Like a Grain Bowl?

There’s no one recipe for a successful OTT service. Just like you could never order a single lunch for your whole office and expect everyone to be happy, every media business is going to have its own needs, priorities, and focuses. Fortunately for hungry people everywhere—whether for lunch or great content—today’s OTT services can be built more like meals

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What Latin America Looks for in an OTT Platform

2016 is the year that OTT ecosystems took Latin America by storm. Media companies, service providers and telcos have been finding that the key to customer happiness is offering an extra over-the-top (OTT) service to provide more of the content the customers love. From Latin American broadcasters like Turner to satellite and MSOs like DirectTV and even Telcos like

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Implementing Content Aware Encoding (CAE)

Recently, we were delighted to make a change that will improve bandwidth management for our customers. The Kaltura transcoding logic now applies Content Aware Encoding (CAE) to all content ingested into Kaltura (with exceptions made for a few specific customers to account for their special needs.) What’s Content Aware Encoding (CAE)? Until fairly recently, video