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Changes in Chrome coming. Here’s why your site needs to migrate from HTTP to HTTPS soon
Mar 22 2017 11:00 AM
The migration from HTTP to HTTPS is more important than ever. While HTTPS has been around for 20 years, the industry is now shifting more quickly towards it for a more secure web environment. Chrome is pushing this further and striving to make a fully secure web a reality soon. Given Chrome was dubbed the most-used-browser, beating Internet Explorer for the first time last year.
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Building your mobile video site with Google AMP
Feb 09 2017 12:30 PM
As the consumption of content on mobile devices grows day by day, so are the expectations for the experience. Users are excited about the magnitude of content available in their hands anywhere, anytime. But they are frustrated with the speed, or lack thereof, on their device of choice. In our fast paced lives, mobile experience is not fast enough, especially when sites are loaded with rich content like video and animations.
Live sports, Live Streaming
PGATour optimized with Facebook Instant Articles
Feb 02 2017 1:15 PM
In the previous article, I discussed Facebook Instant Articles (FBIA) and how to leverage the benefits of Ooyala Player with FBIA. As users are shifting to mobile first, it is important more than ever to deliver a mobile optimized user experience. Check out how PGA Tour used FBIA and made decisions to deliver a mobile optimized experience to their fans.
 
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Build your mobile video site with Facebook Instant Articles
Jan 30 2017 3:00 PM
How often do you get frustrated with a site loading too slow? A little too often? 
 
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Are you ready to transition to HTML5? Here some tips to help you
Jan 23 2017 2:15 PM
After ruling the web for 20 years and being installed on billions of browsers, Flash is becoming obsolete. While 2016 saw some significant changes with Flash, 2017 will really accelerate the transition. Chrome will disable Flash for playback by default by the end of this month. Safari is already shipping with Flash disabled.
Live Streaming, OTT
What are your firsts in 2016?
Dec 22 2016 1:30 PM
As the year comes to an end, I reminisce over some of the things I did. A few firsts come to my mind. I watched a live Opera for the first time ever. 2016 also happens to be the year I finally watched a Broadway show live in a theater.
 
Ooyala supports downloading content for offline play
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Ooyala supports downloading content for offline play
Dec 21 2016 10:30 AM

As I write this post, I just finished watching an episode of Narcos Season 2. On the plane. Without paying for WiFi (which doesn't work for streaming on most airlines anyway). Just in time for holiday travel, Netflix now offers offline playback.

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Ooyala AppStudio wins Future TV innovation of the year!
Dec 02 2016 11:30 AM
The future of TV is here today. Video apps on connected devices are playing a key role in the competitive landscape of digital video entertainment. With Netflix's move to allow offline content viewing, it's clear that mobile consumption of long form and premium content is only going to increase. 
 
Instant clipping and instant sharing with Ooyala Live
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Instant clipping and instant sharing with Ooyala Live
Nov 11 2016 9:00 AM

The way we watch sports today has changed. Not only do more and more fans catch sports online (95% of total TV sports program viewing occurred on a live basis in Q4 2015, according to a Nielsen report), but they also expect to watch and share highlights right away. Users no longer wait for end of the day broadcasts of replays.

Ooyala News, Broadcaster, Live Streaming
Go live longer... or be dead
Nov 01 2016 10:30 AM

In the battle of survival of online video, it is well known that live linear TV is a core differentiator. But how do you “go live” longer? How do you make sure you are not beaten to death by competition and are walking around like a zombie with not enough “live” content?

The answer is in re-using VOD content for live streaming.

Do you know when users connect and disconnect from your stream?
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Do you know when users connect and disconnect from your stream?
Oct 13 2016 1:45 PM

U.S. election news is trending. What else is trending these days? Live streaming.

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Personalized recommendations on any device
Aug 26 2016 9:30 AM

You have a video service up and running. Step one done. Now, that’s a relief. But now you are monitoring your stats - staring at the number of views which is not growing as fast as you wanted. You know you need a step 2. What is it? The answer: Personalize the user experience.

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