June 25 2001 Human Nature a dynamic movement col

first_imgJune 25, 2001Human Nature, a dynamic movement collective, have spent a week at Arcosanti for their retreat-training to prepare for their performance this weekend.[Photo by Jeffrey Manta] Their performance, entitled “NOW”, was their “seventh consecutive summer apperance at Arcosanti”.last_img

Facebook has put one of its key executives Andrew

first_imgFacebook has put one of its key executives, Andrew Bosworth, in charge of the company’s consumer hardware activity and is planning to launch a new video chat devices codenamed Aloha, according to a report by Business Insider.According to the report, Aloha will be the first in a series of consumer devices from Facebook’s CE team, which is also working on a smart speaker, a 360° camera and wearables.Aloha, it said, will feature a large touchscreen and camera as well as face recognition technology.According to Business Insider, Bosworth, previously vice-president of Facebook’s ads and business platform, will now head up all consumer hardware activities, including both the Oculus virtual reality arm and activities carried out in ‘Building 8’ a secretive facility dedicated to new programmes.According to the report, Facebook is attempting to unity its disparate hardware efforts in order to better compete with the likes of Apple, Google and Microsoft.Business Insider said that Facebook’s Building 8 has suffered from a number of high-profile departures in recent months, including those of chief operating officer Richard Wooldridge, head of consumer experience Donald Hicks and head of product management Olivier Bartholot.last_img read more

Rapid increase of the internet speed and the popul

first_imgRapid increase of the internet speed and the popularization of smart devices, which have grown explosively, are bringing a fundamental change to the media market. In terms of competition, the range of the competition has been expanded to all business operators who provide media service through smart devices from the existing PayTV operators, and service is being diversified from existing linear TV into smart TV, cloud-based, and multi-screen services.Due to this environmental change, PayTV operators are facing a severe reduction of subscribers and the increase of contents cost. Under this structure of profit reduction and gradual increase of costs, PayTV operators must secure service competitiveness. To realize this, the introduction of smart TV service platform is becoming a core strategy to all business operators.The requirements of each operator for this smart TV service platform are different and varied depending on their environment and strategy. However, the important elements considered when smart TV service platform is introduced are the Variety, Speed, Cost and the Expandability of service.Alticast’s Windmill Smart Platform is designed and developed to satisfy such a requirement from PayTV operat ors toward smart service platform. Windmill Smart Platform is one of the most innovative and evolved software solution-based smart service platforms available.last_img read more