Cleaning Products – No, It’s Web 2.0 Technologies

Martin Taylor, Vice President of Product Management and Technology for MetaSwitch, gave an excellent overview of XML and its ascent as the standard for machine-to-machine interface in the telephony world. XML allows for a mash-up of applications, such as the obligatory caller ID on television. Combining XML data with Asynchronous JavaScript is AJAX, which allows updating of […]


Alternative Video Killed the Video Store

Back in the early days of commercial Video on Demand (circa 1999), when I was with the on-demand, Application Service Provider, DemandVideo, one of the benchmarks for our success was the demise of a video store.   That is, we knew that if a video store went out of business because of what we were […]


VOD Provider, Demand Video, Ceasing Operations

VIDEO ON DEMAND PROVIDER, DEMANDVIDEO, CEASING OPERATIONS Sunnyvale, CA (April 30, 2001) DemandVideo, a privately held company providing Video on Demand (VOD) services for the cable television industry, announced today that “adverse market conditions” had forced it to cease operations, effective immediately. The company, founded in September 1998, was headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. That office […]