Posts tagged " connected experience "

Using iBeacons to Solve Everyday Problems at Work

July 7th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

There has been quite a lot written about the iBeacon that Apple introduced with iOS7 and activated in early December 2013, but I thought I would share with you what we at mPortal are doing with this new technology! (For those of you who missed our first blog on iBeacons by one of my colleagues, […]

IP-Based Voice and Video – A Codec Primer

June 26th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

“Quality Vs Bandwidth”  Graphic Courtesy: opus-codec.org The Migration to IP-Based Communications VoIP services have been around for more than 20 years, but it was only in the early 2000’s when they began to take off, primarily in the consumer market. It was not until 2004 that mass-market VoIP services became widely available. By that point, the business […]

“Big Video” Drives the Need for Content Discovery Apps

June 17th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

People talk about big data all the time. But I want to talk about “big video.” Lots of users with lots of devices means – lots of video, according to Cisco’s annual visual networking index. Video is the main driver that will lead global Internet traffic to reach an estimated total of 1.6 zettabytes in […]

Multiscreen Video – Content-Fi Yourself!

June 12th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

Image Courtesy: www.Ericsson.com The concept of multiscreen technology has redefined the way video content is streamed across devices – TVs, smartphones, tablets and PCs. You are no longer restricted to viewing your favorite TV shows and videos to only your TV set. Pick and play your content exactly from where you left off from any […]

Getting the iMessage – How #UCaaS and #OTT Are A Mandate for Solutions Providers

June 10th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

One of the big centerpiece announcements to come out of WWDC last week was Apple’s revitalized take on its popular iMessage platform. What started as an alternative for carrier text messaging programs will soon incorporate push-to-talk voice messaging, group chats, and more. Sure, iMessage is, ostensibly, a consumer app – but it’s also been adopted […]

Internet of Things

Next Big Thing: 3 Ways Mobile Apps Are Influencing the Internet of Things

November 5th, 2013 Posted by 2013, Blog No Comment yet

  For years, we’ve been talking about the possibility of being able to send and receive IP-based data to devices that seemingly were not made for it.  Home appliances, gas pumps, cars, toys, and even cows!  None of these things were necessarily designed to be online.  It wasn’t until mobile applications began to take off […]

Driving Convergence in Sea of Devices and Platforms

March 1st, 2013 Posted by 2013, Blog No Comment yet

  In our last blog post “Forget About a Facebook Phone — You Already Have One“ we highlighted Facebook’s powerful move into the VOIP arena.  This move is part of a larger multi-level turf war that has one main dynamic: convergence. People are communicating in more ways, on more devices, in multiple contexts. This opening […]

Microsoft Surface and Google Nexus 7 Could Be Mobile Industry Game Changers

July 3rd, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Every time we think we’re in stasis in this business, something comes along to change the game, again.  Last month we saw this happen virtually each week, leading June to become one of the busiest months the mobile industry has ever seen.
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Happy Anniversary iPhone!

June 29th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

It’s been five years since the iPhone has rocked our world and changed the way our industry works and how consumers view mobile devices, or I should say connected devices.  I certainly don’t miss those days where it took me five minutes to …

mPortal Helps UVA Students Reunite Through iPhone App

June 28th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Every year the University of Virginia brings back alumni to reconnect with friends and the University during Reunions Weekend through class events, seminars, and receptions.  As an Alumni of UVA, I appreciate the opportunity to go back every five…

Connect With…SPRINGBOARD Media and TV Everywhere

June 26th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Remember the days when you had to fight over the remote to watch what you want?  I suppose there are still some instances where some people do that, but it’s actually pretty hard to imagine.  There are quite simply too many options ava…

Summertime and the Viewing is Easy: TV Everywhere is in Season

June 19th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

As most television content providers know, we’re entering into the summer TV doldrums.  In fact, if your programming isn’t a) on cable or b) reality-based you’re going to find it difficult to compete with people’s outdoor …

mPortal’s Fady Lamaa on Connected Experiences

June 7th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Last month’s mPortal’s own Fady Lamaa appeared at The Cable Show to discuss how companies are using products like SPRINGBOARD Media to connect experiences across devices and move TV content “beyond the living room.”  Check out what he had to say i…

Google and Motorola Mobility: A Connected Experience Connection?

May 29th, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Last week Google’s purchase of Motorola Mobility finally closed.  Naturally, there’s been much speculation about what may happen next – most of it focused on what it means to Android and mobile device manufacturers.
However, a r…

Look Who Will Be Speaking This Week at The Cable Show

May 21st, 2012 Posted by 2012, Blog No Comment yet

Talk show host Conan O’Brien.  NBA Commissioner David Stern.  CNN personality Piers Morgan.  And myself.  What do we all have in common?  We’ll be making appearances this week at The Cable Show at the Boston Convent…