- On the first day of NAB, content delivery networks (CDNs) Akamai Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM) and CDNetworks Co. Ltd. announced new partnerships, customers, and services. Akamai and Vobile also decided to be downers and release a report that says it only takes about 16 hours for pirated content to find its way online.
- Contentinople's first live event, Content Delivery Economics, takes place in only eight days. With a keynote from John Edwards, CEO of video delivery company of the moment, Move Networks, four panels will bring together key executives from the media, advertising, and technology markets to answer the question: "What's happening in digital media?"
- Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) has picked
Widevine Technologies Inc. to provide DRM for its streaming media format, Silverlight.
- Internet Evolution's poll last week found that the site's readers are split on whether or not online file-sharing is really stealing. The 53 percent who voted "no," however, are wrong. Just ask William Trowbridge, Michael Chicoine -- or search "file-sharing convictions."
- Sports fans like to gamble, apparently -- especially watchers of the NCAA's March Madness. Traffic to online gambling sites was up 14 percent in March, with 50 percent more Internet users visiting MLB.com.