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Mark Fisher May 28th, 2019

By Mark Fisher

Streaming Game of Thrones – When VoD Looks Like A Huge Live Event

The audience for Game of Thrones was enormous. It is HBO’s most watched show ever. At a time of “Peak TV” when viewing audiences have been fragmented across an impossibly broad and diverse range of networks and shows, Game of Thrones brought viewers together in numbers that are truly remarkable. Now that the final season…

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Mark Fisher May 23rd, 2019

By Mark Fisher

Edge Computing – Building a Partner Ecosystem for the Service Provider Edge Cloud

The mania attached to edge computing as a general industry trend continues unabated. The story arc is simple – increasingly, compute workloads need to be pushed out to the edge, away from the centralized cloud and closer to the point where data is created or consumed. The drivers for edge computing are threefold. First, more…

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Mark Fisher February 15th, 2019

By Mark Fisher

Edge Computing Comes of Age

It’s rewarding to be part of a story whose headline reads “Verizon Gets Serious About Edge Computing.” In this Light Reading article dated January 31st, Mike Dano, Editorial Director for 5G and Mobile Strategies, provides a summary of outcomes from Verizon’s tests of edge computing functions on its 5G network in Houston. Among the findings…

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Mark Fisher February 5th, 2019

By Mark Fisher

Underwhelming NFL Championship Game – But Record Streaming Redeems Super Bowl LIII (at least for some of us)

Super Bowl LIII was underwhelming in many ways. It was the lowest scoring NFL title game in history and the least watched game in a decade. The game averaged 100.7 million viewers when streaming is factored in according to CBS Sports. The most watched Super Bowl (114 million viewers) was in 2015 when the New…

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Mark Fisher November 14th, 2017

By Mark Fisher

Verizon Chooses Qwilt

Verizon – A Leader in the Edge Computing and Content Delivery Industry Today, Verizon announced its deployment of Qwilt Open Caching in its vast network. Today’s announcement has both tactical and strategic implications for all those who have a stake in edge computing, mobile and broadband network infrastructure and emerging applications that depend on high…

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Mark Fisher October 30th, 2017

By Mark Fisher

MLB World Series 2017 – Los Angeles Dodgers vs Houston Astros

Live Streaming to Massive Audiences: Bases Loaded and …. “Playback Failure” …. Still Need Scale and Quality to Win the Game Houston won game 5 last night after a sometimes wacky but certainly memorable contest that ran for a grueling 5 hours and 17 minutes in Houston. The marathon event was long enough to rank near…

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Mark Fisher June 12th, 2017

By Mark Fisher

NBA Fans Across Asia

A promotion for the 2017 NBA Finals along the highway in Mumbai, India   NBA Fans Across Asia I was in Asia last week visiting customers and ran into some unexpected pockets of fanatic NBA fans. I am a huge Warriors fan and expect them to take the NBA championship again this year, which will…

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Mark Fisher February 7th, 2017

By Mark Fisher

Welcome to the Edge – The Evolution of Cloud Computing

A revolution is taking place in cloud computing. Today we’re announcing our role as an edge cloud platform developer and we invite you to join us in the journey. Today’s announcement marks a new chapter in the Qwilt story – the Qwilt Open Edge Cloud. In fairness, the book metaphor does not do justice to…

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Mark Fisher October 21st, 2016

By Mark Fisher

Streaming and the Final Presidential Debate

The Final Debate – The Night Streaming Saved Democracy on University Campuses Across the Country As the third and final presidential debate came to a conclusion and the fact checkers came forward with their findings, we decided to take a look at those who streamed the debates to see what conclusions we can draw about…

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Mark Fisher June 22nd, 2016

By Mark Fisher

The Remarkably Resourceful Cord Cutters of Cleveland: Streaming Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals

“How the Cavs become #1 and Fios TV rocketed to #2 in Cleveland on Sunday Night” During Game 7 of the NBA Finals, devoted Cavs fans would not be denied… the opportunity to stream the game and see their Cavaliers make history.   Perspective From a Warriors Fan As a lifelong Bay Area resident and…

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