The idea of internet service providers using AI to optimize their networks is not new. As VentureBeat’s Kyle Wiggers reported in March, Verizon uses machine learning to monitor customers’ routers, temperatures, and other factors that might affect performance. AT&T also uses algorithms to predict when a network might suffer downtime so it can make proactive fixes. … [Read more...] about As remote work exploded, Comcast turned to AI to keep the internet running
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“With the launch of 4G services by Reliance Jio in 2016 and other operators following suit, the VOD consumption in India has exploded in the last 12-18 months. It is estimated that currently 200 million viewers watch video online in the country, and a large majority of these watch in on the mobile screen. The smartphone has now become their primary device for consumption of video. … [Read more...] about Why viewers in India will continue to be caught in the crossfire between broadcasters and DTH operators
Since December 2014, I’ve been a freelancer—writing, answering emails, downloading Dropbox files, uploading transcripts, building posts for websites, and uploading videos from places far beyond an office server (or even my home Wi-Fi network). I’ve researched from campsites near mountaintops and riversides, written from Wi-Fi-less Amtrak trains, and—my personal favorite—met deadlines while ripping down highways, en route to a weekend getaway, with my partner (selflessly) at the wheel and my Slack status is still set to “active.” … [Read more...] about I’ve worked ‘from home’ while camping, road-tripping, and traveling to remote places. Here’s my setup.
Like clockwork, Jane Lynch launches into the fourth Alexa bit of the evening—it’s pretty much all they’ve got—which results in a bunch of dancers in Three Wolf T-shirts appearing onstage and firing T-shirts via Three Wolf T-shirt cannons into the crowd, while a Borat impersonator says, “Alexa is mah wife!” (Amazingly, that very last part is the only part of this description I made up.) … [Read more...] about I watched Amazon’s Prime Day concert—and it made me want to shop for a new planet
With Philo’s first round of funding, it plans to hire more employees and expand to more college campuses. The service is currently available on the Web and on Roku, and it will come to mobile devices in the near future. Down the road, the team sees life for the service beyond college campuses, too. After all, if you’re addicted to Philo for four years, it’s likely cable providers and networks will want that relationship to continue following graduation–the entertainment equivalent of Citibank offering a free checking account to freshmen. The Philo team even envisions bringing the service to more walled gardens, whether they be military bases, nursing homes, or apartment complexes. … [Read more...] about Tivli Rebrands As Philo. Is It Harvard’s Next Facebook?