Tomo (Total Motivation) and Other Notes from the Slack Frontiers Conference

Tomo (Total Motivation) and Other Notes from the Slack Frontiers Conference
    

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Earlier this month, I left the warm confines of the southeastern United States for the much cooler City by the Bay. Across McCovey Cove from the home of San Francisco Giants, I joined about 800 Slack enthusiasts at the Slack Frontiers conference.

West Acquires INXPO

West Acquires INXPO
    

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Setting off what could now be called a streaming-technology acquisition spree, West Corp. has announced plans to purchase webcasting event rival INXPO.

Terms of the deal, which is expected to close by mid-October, were not released. However, West likely paid far less for INXPO than the $335 million spent by the company to acquire the webcast services unit of NASDAQ OMX in January.

LogMeIn Revamps GoToWebinar Platform

LogMeIn Revamps GoToWebinar Platform
    

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LogMeIn this week is firing a competitive salvo into the market for self-service online events with the introduction of a revamped GoToWebinar service and the formal launch of an associated site designed to showcase archived webinar content.

Microsoft Stream Turned Loose in the Wild

Microsoft Stream Turned Loose in the Wild
    

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Microsoft Stream is taking its first big step out of its live video cocoon.

After announcing a private beta last month for enabling live video on its enterprise streaming platform for Office 365, Microsoft last week opened up the new live features for public beta.

Qumu on the Comeback Trail?

Qumu on the Comeback Trail?
    

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Qumu is showing its first glimmers of a comeback.

The enterprise streaming platform vendor this week reported $5.2 million in contract bookings for the second quarter of 2018, nearly doubling the bookings reported during the same period a year earlier.

Likewise, software license and appliance revenue for the company more than tripled over the prior year, reaching $2.9 million in sales and up from $900,000 during the same time last year.

Microsoft Quadruples Down on Teaming

Microsoft Quadruples Down on Teaming
    

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Today Microsoft made a number of announcements, prior to its Inspire conference that is happening next week.  To be comprehensive in our coverage, first we’ll mention that there are a lot of announcements: programs and tools to support channel partners, some new Azure items (Azure Data Box, Azure Virtual WAN and Azure Firewall), database technologies, IoT investments, and some new capabilities coming to Power BI (Business Intelligence product) such as advanced data prep, enterprise-scale modeling, and more.

Looking at HTML5 on the Streaming Frontier

Looking at HTML5 on the Streaming Frontier
    

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As Adobe’s Flash video format marches towards end-of-life status in 2020, enterprises continue preparations on how to handle streaming after the retirement of the long-time video warhorse. Increasingly, it looks like the HTML5 protocol will play a role in filling Flash’s role in the video landscape. While HTML5 is not a video format itself, it does support the use of multiple video formats across different devices without requiring content creators to produce multiple versions of the same video. Truly, a publish-once, play anywhere capability.

Executive Briefing Series Checks in With Brightcove

Executive Briefing Series Checks in With Brightcove
    

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Brightcove is one of the best known vendors in the online video technology industry but only in recent years has the platform provider moved to provide its brand of online video services behind the corporate firewall. Wainhouse Research Senior Analyst Steve Vonder Haar talks with Paul Casinelli, vice president of product marketing & strategy for Brightcove, to discuss the steps the company has taken to compete to offer enterprise streaming capabilities on corporate networks.

Enterprise Learning - Game On for the Learner Experience!

Enterprise Learning - Game On for the Learner Experience!
    

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Last week, Degreed, a leading Learning Experience Platform (LXP) vendor, acquired a smaller rival, Pathgather. LXPs are the fastest growing segment of the Enterprise Learning Market and combining the two firms will allow them to stop competing and capture greater share.  Both companies are privately held and financial terms were not disclosed, but the companies noted they intend to keep all employees.

Vbrick Raises $20 Million Financing Round

Vbrick Raises $20 Million Financing Round
    

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Enterprise streaming solutions provider Vbrick today said it has raised $20 million in new financing, giving the company a fresh war chest earmarked specifically to fuel expanded sales and marketing efforts.

Vbrick said the new round of financing is led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital with participation from existing investors Acme Nova and Adams Capital.

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