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The boneyard: Online video sites that bit the dust … and some that may rise again

YouTube, Hulu, Vimeo and other online video providers have enjoyed significant success thanks to a winning combination of audience engagement, differentiation and advertising revenue. But other OTT video players--like Redbox Instant, Justin.tv and others--haven't been so lucky. Why, in an increasingly all-digital world, did these OTT video providers fail? Here are 10 online video companies either gone before their time, or that are struggling to keep from fading into the Internet ether.

Samsung claims Wi-Fi speed breakthrough using 60 GHz WiGig standard

Samsung Electronics says it has developed a 60 GHz Wi-Fi technology capable of bridging the gap between theoretical and actual Wi-Fi speeds.

Samsung, SK Telecom tout mobile video latency breakthrough

Given the South Korean mobile communications market is one of the world's most competitive and innovative, it's not surprising to hear that Samsung and SK Telecom have taken the lead on another important enabler of high quality mobile video, MPEG Media Transport (MMT) technology.

5G reflects the wireless industry's increasingly rapid pace of change

Time is speeding up in the wireless industry. Though advanced markets have rolled out significant LTE and LTE Advanced footprints, many markets worldwide are just now dipping their toes into the LTE pool. Nonetheless, the collective industry already has 5G on its mind, with most pundits calling for requirements and specs to be laid out in the next couple of years in time for commercial rollouts in little more than five years.

Samsung announces 4K content deal with Amazon

TV manufacturer Samsung is hoping to boost 4K TV sales by giving consumers a good deal more content to actually watch in 4K, announcing a new deal with Amazon to deliver its original series and some movies in Ultra High Def (UHD, or 4K), starting in October.

Samsung needs to offer galaxy-sized difference with Galaxy Apps store

As brand names go, the word "Galaxy" has a lot going for it. You think of stars, you think space, you think big. Particularly for something like an app store--where points of competitive differentiation revolve around the choices available--Galaxy conveys the right kind of message. However, Samsung needs to do more than simply act like a smart marketer.

Samsung halts sales on Video and Media Hub, will discontinue service

Smart TV maker Samsung has halted sales and rentals on its Video and Media Hub, and will discontinue the movie and TV show service on August 1, a final step in its ongoing move to shut down electronic services including music and e-book sales. Customers who already purchased videos or music through its Hub will be able to transfer their content to M-Go.

Samsung Z launch may not be enough to sway developers on Tizen

The Samsung Z smartphone launch was supposed to be a sign that the Tizen operating system was finally ready for prime time, but mobile app developers may need more proof it can offer the advantages they've gained with Android.

Bullwinkle departs as Samsung U.S. TV innovation chief

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Richard Bullwinkle has left his post as head of U.S. TV innovation for Samsung, the high-profile consumer electronics executive announced at a BroadbandTVcon panel here Tuesday.

Samsung facility fire temporarily dumbs down smart TVs

An electrical fire at a Samsung subsidiary facility in Gwacheon, South Korea temporarily knocked the smarts out of the company's smart TVs and left them presenting error messages to viewers.