Before Embarking On App Development, Consider These 7 Steps

App marketplace is booming and it seems that every organization, from media companies to sports leagues, non-profits to entrepreneurs, is thinking about making an app. Before you dive headlong into the process, let’s take a moment to organize and plan. As Ben Franklin would say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” […]

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January 22, 2016

Best Practices for App Development: 10 Key Concepts

Designing an app is much more than simply calling a developer, describing your idea and hoping for the best. There’s a tremendous amount of planning and forethought which are necessary, as well as a deep understanding of the potential audience, intended experience and expected outcome. We were privileged to be nominated for a Tabby Award this […]

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May 22, 2015

More Streaming, More OTT Are In Your Future, As Viewer or Distributor

Without question, audiences are increasingly turning to streaming options when it comes to video-based entertainment. More than a few studies have been reported, recently, which deliver supporting data: Study: Connected TV Owners Streaming More Video Than A Year Ago — From a study reported at StreamDaily.com: 19% of adults over 18 are watching less traditional TV, […]

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April 29, 2015

Five Steps to App Development Success

App marketplace is booming and it seems that every organization, from media companies to sports leagues, non-profits to entrepreneurs, is thinking about making an app. Before you dive headlong into the process, let’s take a moment to organize and plan. As Ben Franklin would say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” […]

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April 8, 2015

Streaming Video Will Transform Home Entertainment. Are You Ready?

There’s no doubt about it. Streaming video will transform the way that Americans…nay, the world…will consume video content. And we won’t have long to wait for the transformation (ahem…revolution) to occur (remember pace & degree?). Even the biggest media companies are getting into the game so that they don’t miss out the audience (and revenue […]

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February 5, 2015

If the Majority of Americans Still Own VCRs, What’s Is Future of Disc and Digital?

As 2014 begins and the home entertainment and media world continues to evolve, it’s interesting to note exactly where we, as an industry, have been and take a peek ahead to where we’re likely headed. Our roadmap? A December, 2013 Gallup poll which NBCnews.com published for a story about potential 4K TVs. (Forget 4K TVs: […]

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January 9, 2014

Have tablets taken over the living room?

It’s an interesting conceit: Have tablets taken over the living room and become the first screen while traditional large screens have become ‘companion devices’? It’s not such a strange idea. With my small focus group here at home, I’ve noticed that the living room TV is getting much less of a workout that it did […]

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December 17, 2013

Asking the Right Questions: Thinking Through App Development

App marketplace is booming and it seems that every organization, from media companies to sports leagues, non-profits to entrepreneurs, is thinking about making an app. Before you dive headlong into the process, let’s take a moment to organize and plan. As Ben Franklin would say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” […]

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October 23, 2013

Streaming Video Devices Will Soon Outnumber Humans…and Therein Lies Opportunity

If anyone needs any further evidence that the world of entertainment has completely changed in the past ten years…nay, the last five…need only consider the following forecast: In 2017 the number of Internet-connected video devices will pass 8 billion, exceeding the global population, according to new data from research firm IHS. Counting tablets, mobile phones, […]

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October 9, 2013

Report from the Digital Media Pipeline 2013

One of the chief messages of the day, a common theme which seemed to inform every panel, every discussion and every presentation — Change is constant. And change in the world of content delivery, whether that was movies, games, or television shows, presents both challenges AND opportunities for studios, distributors, technology partners and filmmakers alike. […]

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September 27, 2013

10 Key Concepts for App and UX Design

Designing an app is much more than simply calling a developer, describing your idea and hoping for the best. There’s a tremendous amount of planning and forethought which are necessary, as well as a deep understanding of the potential audience, intended experience and expected outcome. We were privileged to be nominated for a Tabby Award […]

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September 10, 2013

Renderyard — A Tabby Award Finalist!

Wow! A Finalist in the Video category for the 2013 Tabby Awards! Congratulations, as well, to our fellow nominees at Hulu Plus and the History Channel (Bottle Rocket) for their nominations in this category. We’re honored to be in such august company. Indeed, the entire Giant team is pleased that our work on the Renderyard […]

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July 30, 2013