3Com is to build a next-generation data center for Sohu, one of China’s premiere online community destinations.
Sohu made its decision after a two-month field test of 3Com’s recently launched H3C data center solutions — including the S12500 Series core switch line and the S5800 Series 10-gigabit switch series.
Movavi has announced an expansion of its popular online video conversion service.
The upgraded Online.movavi.com service now enables users to fine tune a number of conversion parameters – codecs, resolution, video and audio quality, bitrate, and other key elements demanded by more sophisticated users.
Sony has extended its BRAVIA HDTV range to include a new model that for the first time lets viewers access online services.
The Z5500 uses Sony’s AppliCast technology to connect via its Ethernet port to the Internet.
Zoho has extended mobile support for its free web applications to all the major smartphone platforms.
Initially only available for the iPhone and Windows Mobile, Zoho Mobile now supports Android, BlackBerry and Symbian mobile platforms as well.
The BBC is planning on offering a high-definition version of its iPlayer – possibly by April.
While the move has been mooted since the online catch-up TV service was launched in 2007, it seems likely the HD service will shortly become a reality.
SecurStore has warned that companies need to ensure a reliable IT disaster recovery plan is in place when times are tough.
The online, automated and managed data backup and recovery specialists said that the current economic difficulties meant that customer service is going to be the all important differentiator throughout 2009.
Skype has announced that it is to integrate Skype functionality with IBM’s LotusLive.
The new cloud services from IBM are designed to help individuals build communities to work more effectively and efficiently across and beyond their own companies.
smartphone.biz-news.com/ asked Christian Harris, CEO of mobile video provider Gorillabox, for his views on the mobile TV market
More and more younger viewers are eschewing traditional TV schedules and embracing new technology – mobile TV, DVRs, online streaming and downloading – to set their own viewing schedules.
So much so, that research just released reveals the average age of those watching TV in the US has tipped 50 for the first time.
The study of the big five US broadcast networks by research firm Magna Global shows the average viewer no longer falls within the 18-49 demographic so sought after by advertisers.
While average viewing age figures for the UK are not available, research by entertainment analysts Attentional shows viewing time among those aged 16-34 has been declining faster than other age groups.
This is a situation of which Christian Harris, CEO of mobile video provider Gorillabox, is fully aware.