Transferring Quantum Information Using Sound

Transferring quantum information using sound How can quantum information be transferred from one atom to another? June 5, 2018 Source:  Vienna University of Technology Summary: Scientists have found a new way to transfer quantum information. They propose using tiny mechanical vibrations. The atoms are coupled with each other by ‘phonons’ — the smallest quantum mechanical…

Peter MacAvock and his Belief in Public Service Media

Guest post by Connected Legends Peter MacAvock and his Belief in Public Service Media Head of Delivery Platforms and Services, EBU Technology & Innovation at the European Broadcast Union, Peter MacAvock kindly shares his journey from his beginnings at University College Dublin to becoming a leading figure in the European broadcast technology world. Peter MacAvock,…


Technology and its discontents

Technology and its discontents The role of technology is under attack Today a “techlash” is under way. It comes in many forms, but two stand out. First, a belief that web titans such as Facebook, Amazon and Google have grown too dominant; and, second, a view that AI and algorithms are not transparent or accountable. Both…

Is OTT TV’s Death Knell?

 Is OTT TV’s Death Knell?


Television pundits have been claiming the death knell for television has been ringing for years. Yet, new research from Vimeo indicates that the future of video is already here and that OTT (over-the-top) streaming video is how video content is now shared, viewed by ever larger audiences.

The Vimeo survey is based on 3.6 million OTT subscribers spanning 230 countries but is still somewhat US centric as well as being geared towards the kind of relatively niche content hosted by Vimeo.

Nevertheless, the principle insights are common to most OTT markets and service categories, even if to varying degrees. For example, the underlying premise of the survey is that consumers are ditching cable TV en masse. While that may be true in many countries, the extent of the churn is much greater in the US. Research firm eMarketer estimates that by the end of last year some 22.2 million Americans cut the cord on their cable, satellite, or telco TV service. That represents a 33% increase from 16.7 million the previous year, which is higher than almost any other major developed country.

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