Part 2: Engineering for Quality – “The Ratio Way”

Development News March 24, 2015 by

In Part 1 of this four-part series highlighting Ratio’s commitment to quality, my pal from the strategy team at Ratio, Ted Mandelkorn detailed the exciting challenge with which we were presented to strategize, design and build the next generation of the Alaska Airlines In-Flight Entertainment experience. Starting with a solid vision and commitment to ongoing … Continue reading Part 2: Engineering for Quality – “The Ratio Way”

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Part 1: Innovation at 30,000 ft

Design Development News Strategy March 12, 2015 by

This is Part 1 of a 4-Part series, about how Ratio’s commitment to quality took Alaska Airline’s in-flight experience to new heights! PART 2 – Engineering for Quality – The “Ratio Way” PART 3 –  Architecting a Quality In-Flight Experience PART 4 – Testing an In-Flight Entertainment Solution from the Ground Up A Final Note from Microsoft PART … Continue reading Part 1: Innovation at 30,000 ft

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Feedback is a gift

News January 7, 2015 by

We sometimes shy away from receiving feedback because we don’t want to hear where we messed up or (worse) we think we already know it all. My previous boss – a great leader – used the phrase “Feedback is a gift” all the time and encouraged his team to actively give and seek out feedback. Over the holiday break I thought … Continue reading Feedback is a gift

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Ratio @ MIPCOM 2014

Development News Strategy November 12, 2014 by

This year at the MIPCOM conference in France Sony DADC launched their new OTT video platform Ven-ue. Ratio attended the conference in support of Sony, who selected Ratio and our RatioTV product to extend Ven-ue to connectedTV platforms. As part of the product launch Ratio demonstrated an Xbox One application using RatioTV and integrated with … Continue reading Ratio @ MIPCOM 2014

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Will Windows 10 unleash a new generation of TV apps?

News Strategy October 13, 2014 by

Windows 10 Promises to bring scale to applications across all Microsoft platforms including Xbox One, Windows and Windows Phone.  There are two questions that last week’s announcement raises. The first question is how will the ecosystem respond and what will the application developers and publishers deliver that provides a great user experience on the various … Continue reading Will Windows 10 unleash a new generation of TV apps?

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OTT Momentum for Roku Coming out of IBC

News Strategy September 29, 2014 by

Last week’s announcement by Roku that they have 10 million users in the US was more than simply a declaration of their own success.  There were two interesting side-notes that came out of this, one of which was probably intentional and the second of which I would assert was unintentional. The intentional side note is … Continue reading OTT Momentum for Roku Coming out of IBC

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Redlines, Trampolines and special sauce

Culture Design News September 12, 2014 by

Standing in the elevator going up to Ratio for the first time, I just about threw up. I was a nervous wreck. I had my laptop, iPad, backup external hard drive, backup backup flash drive, and backup backup backup paper-bound portfolio, just in case something happened. I was on my way for an interview with … Continue reading Redlines, Trampolines and special sauce

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Can Pinterest Monetize for Large Businesses?

News Strategy August 29, 2014 by

Recently Pinterest launched its new analytics tool for businesses to further analyze their content performance and in turn optimize their content marketing strategy on the platform. The tool is meant for small and medium sized businesses, and continues to be another sign of Pinterest’s movement towards monetization. Businesses can view user engagement and demographics stats … Continue reading Can Pinterest Monetize for Large Businesses?

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