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Internet sensation Chatroulette uses Flash Player 10's peer-to-peer ability and Wowza Media Server to power its random, anonymous video chatting. From international newspapers to television shows, plenty has been said about what goes on on Chatroulette —some of which is funny, some of which is bizarre, and some of which is, well, perverted. But what about the technology behind the site, which allows anyone with a webcam to randomly and anonymously interact with a never-ending series of people?
By Troy Dreier
The recent introduction of Apple's iPad has re-opened discussion around Flash and Flash support, or rather, Apple devices' lack thereof. While this discussion brings to light the conflict between the two corporate agendas of Adobe and Apple, it isn't really about Flash or a methodology that Apple picked for video delivery. What it does begin to lay out, however, is a much larger discussion about online video. The discussion widens even further as supporters of alternative technologies and approaches like Silverlight, HTML5, and others begin to chime in with their thoughts on the current and future states of online video.
Dave Stubenvoll, CEO,Wowza Media Systems
On Friday, Jan 21st, 2010, something unprecedented happened: at 11:38 AM CST, Lily the Black Bear, in Minnesota, gave birth LIVE on the internet! Thousands of people rushed to WildEarth.TV to watch this wonderful event. Peaking at a maximum of about 27,000 concurrent viewers, it was streamed across the zaplive.tv dynamic system.
Luckily for WildEarth, they were using Zaplive's highly scalable infrastructure for load balancing live streams from different locations. The infrastructure is based on Wowza Media Server and Amazon EC2.
Simone Brunozzi, AWS Technology Evangelist
Wowza Media Systems said 500 universities and colleges have adopted its Wowza Media Server to deliver live, on demand, and interactive content to students and faculty, much of it driven by greater demand for lecture capture. Among Wowza clients are the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom.
By Dian Schaffhauser
Wowza Media Server wins Best Server/Innovation Award!
Wowza Media Server wins Best Server/Software Award!