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Google downgrades searches for Pirate Sites in a bid for IPTV Streaming Dominance
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Google downgrades searches for Pirate Sites in a bid for IPTV Streaming Dominance

Looks like Google is making a turn for the better despite its anti-Facebook behavior earlier in January 2012 as noted in Chrome 16 beats Firefox and IE8 – Mozilla going Mobile and Cloud OS on Smartphones, Tablets and UltraBoooks. As a way of disclaimer, I’m yet to join Google+. Sorry Googlers; I love my FB, hence my bias!! So it’s good to see Google using their browser and Search Engine Dominance in the form of Google Search and Youtube to fight piracy for Good by de-emphasizing websites that promote illegal downloading of content. After all, their Company Mission Statement states “First, do no Evil”. At that time in January 2012, the California-based Google was effectively downgrading search results for Facebook and instead re-emphasizing and redirecting searched to its fledgling Socia...
LIME Jamaica’s 2013AD Launch of IPTV “LIME TV” is a Streaming “TV Anywhere” Revolution
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LIME Jamaica’s 2013AD Launch of IPTV “LIME TV” is a Streaming “TV Anywhere” Revolution

LIME is doing the “innovation” thing again, rare for those who know the Telecoms Provider well. This as LIME has plans to launch their IPTV Streaming platform, dubbed LIME TV later next year, possibly in the First or Second Quarter of 2013AD as reported in the Jamaica Sunday Observer on Sunday July 15th 2012AD. If this follows through it will be three (3) years after the DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcast – Handheld) version of LIME TV made its debut in October 2010AD and this new service would represent an significant improvement in the brand that is LIME TV. These developments are all a surprise to me, as LIME, back then called C&W Jamaica when I worked there  2001AD to 2004AD as a Network Maintenance Technician based at PMBK/NRTH Exchange, rarely kept their word on timelines for prod...
Is Netflix a Netjoke?
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Is Netflix a Netjoke?

Netflix have been made available to the Caribbean and Latin America for almost a year now since its initial release from September 5-12 and I must say the collection made available is a bit shabby well in a way it’s a bit of a disrespect, if one connects to Netflix via a Caribbean IP in my case a Jamaican IP, the collection of movies and TV shows are about 95% of out dated content (and that is my optimistic figure). I find this strange because Jamaica has access to several American TV stations via FLOW and many of the countries citizens often keep up with the most up to date of TV shows and the same goes for movies, even in some rare cases Jamaican cinema theaters air some movies before America even airs them (as I stated this is a rare occasion) but for the most part we usually air the m...
Caribbean based Online streaming service iVu TV launches
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Caribbean based Online streaming service iVu TV launches

Exciting times are ahead as the Caribbean now has it's own online streaming service. The new service called iVu TV was officially launched today and  is a Jamaican-based online TV network aiming to provide premium Caribbean video content from regional networks and independent producers, streaming TV shows, movies & webisodes to computers via the web and eventually tablets, smartphones & web-enabled televisions. Visit iVutv.com to view the content available on day one including the introductory video entitled "Welcome to the future" featuring eMedia Interactive Limited's President and CEO Tyrone Wilson as well as their Sales and Marketing Manager Kendra Morales as they explain some of the features of the new service. Geezam.com will be following the growth and development of iVu...
The Music Industry and the Cloud – Streaming Radio Nirvana
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The Music Industry and the Cloud – Streaming Radio Nirvana

In a previous article entitled Console Gaming’s Downfall – Future is up in the Clouds I made it known for some time prior: Console Gaming is dying thanks to Piracy. This is the same scourge that is currently affecting Digital Video and Music Industry as my article Digital Video and Music Piracy – A Land grab for Taxes on the Internet chronicles. E-Book Piracy is also on the cusp of becoming a real nuisance as my article Piracy and E-Books in a Tale of Two Cities notes. Certainly, regulation of the Digital Video and Music Industry would be a considerable source of taxable revenue for the US Government. It is certainly something the Jamaican Government should pursue as well. As for these various Industries, a push towards the Cloud to protect their intellectual content is inevitable. Alr...
Netflix service coming to the Caribbean and Latin America
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Netflix service coming to the Caribbean and Latin America

Netflix is reporting through their official blog that they plan to start offering their streaming service in Latin America and the Caribbean later this year. The blog post doesn't go into detail about the individual counties only stating that they will expand into 43 countries in the region. I take heart in the fact that Latin America and the Caribbean were separated as too often smaller English speaking counties like Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados were labeled as Latin America incorrectly with services only provided in Spanish and Portuguese. Caribbean Tech Explosion Internet access and speeds have exploded in the Caribbean in recent years as well as tech-related consumer products such as smart-phones, HD TVs and Video Game consoles. It would be interesting to follow the deployment of...