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VR 360 Fulfills Dreams and Captures the Imagination

    Virtual reality and 360-video have the power to fulfill dreams. Case in point: Vital Zinger is an accomplished lawyer, an advocate for people with disabilities, and a member of the Israeli national Wheelchair DanceSport team – a form of competitive dancing where one of the participants is in a wheelchair.  Yet despite her

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More Devices, Larger Audience – Introducing Kaltura Instant Apps for Roku and Opera TV

We know one of the most important things to maintaining a large audience is availability on multiple platforms and devices. That is why we are delighted to announce the addition of our new Instant TV Apps for Roku’s Direct Publisher and Opera TV Snap, to our list of multi-target distribution outlets, letting publishers reach a

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Best Practices for Solution Design (For Video and In General)

When I first got my job as a solutions architect at Kaltura, I was ecstatic about the title. “Solutions architect”. You tell me your problem, whatever it is, and I will figure out a solution for you and then help you come up with a real life plan to implement it. In the years since

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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