VR – The New Frontier

Design News Strategy October 17, 2016 by

2007 was a big year, especially for interaction design. The introduction of the iPhone was the first time we combined a touch screen with the phone. It was also the first time the phone was hooked up to a world of content. We didn’t know what sorts of content would be built for it and …

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Yahoo Streams the NFL…with help from Ratio

News Strategy October 30, 2015 by

We witnessed a historic first for the video streaming industry when Yahoo made the Jaguars vs Bills NFL game available to viewers worldwide. Ratio had a particularly keen interest in this event, not just because it was an industry-defining moment, but because we created the Yahoo app experience on the Xbox360 that served the game …

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The New Apple TV

Development Strategy September 9, 2015 by

Ratio is super excited about the launch of the new Apple TV and the opening of Apple’s living room device to the broad market of media and entertainment companies who want to be there. The original Apple TV lagged behind in terms of the innovation and evolution we’ve seen over the last few years in the …

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The 5 things to know about Casting

Development News Strategy July 23, 2015 by

OTT is no longer a new trend, its a massive force that is transforming the way we consume video content across every screen. The data continues to validate this shift in the industry and every video publisher is having to consider how they will reach the audience in ways that drive consumption and generate economic …

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OTT Video Executive Summit Key Takeaways

News Strategy July 7, 2015 by

I was a panelist again this year at the OTT Exec Summit in NYC.  This year was particularly affirming both in terms of the strength of the marketplace as well as the technological approach that Ratio is taking with the Ratio TV product offering.  As we mentioned in the last blogpost, Ratio took home the …

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Part 4: Testing an In-Flight Entertainment Solution from the Ground Up

Culture Development Strategy April 9, 2015 by

PART 1 – Innovation at 30,000 ft PART 2 – Engineering for Quality – The “Ratio Way”  PART 3 – Architecting a Quality In-Flight Experience A Final Note from Microsoft PART 4 In the first three installments of this blog series, my teammates Ted, Paul and Bill gave some great insights into the strategy, architecture and …

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Part 3: Architecting a Quality In-Flight Experience

Culture Development News Strategy April 1, 2015 by

If you’ve been following this series, you’ve already witnessed pride shared by every member of the Alaska Airlines In-Flight Experience product. The Ratio Way is not only the wings which lifted and carried this high-profile project to success, it is the fuel which propelled three out of the four of us to compose our very …

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8 must-consider criteria for evaluating IoT providers

Strategy March 30, 2015 by

The IoT Landscape is large, fragmented and changing fast. As a consumer, app developer or “thing” maker the amount of choice is bewildering and takes the Paradox of Choice to an anxiety level of eleven. Matt Turck of FirstMark Capital does a good job of capturing the current ecosystem in his Nascar-like diagram of devices, …

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