Compaq, Intel, MS to float upstream

The additions to Digital Island's e-Business Delivery Network will be able to support 7.5 million simultaneous streams, expanding to 350 major cities, of which 250 will be outside of the US, said Ruann F. Ernst, chairman and chief executive officer of Digital Island, in a press conference today. "This is the first time the internet will approach the scale of television in streaming media," she said.

The three companies will invest $US45 million to help build up Digital Island's infrastructure over the next two years, using Compaq servers with Intel chips. Specific details of the investment were not disclosed, but Compaq will add an additional $US50 million to finance leasing the new computer hardware.

Although officials stressed that Digital Island's services will be compatible with streaming media players like Apple Computer's QuickTime and RealNetworks's RealPlayer, the servers will be specifically designed for Microsoft's Windows streaming media, said Thomas U. Koll, Vice President of Microsoft's Network Solutions Group.

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Struggling for Christmas presents this year? Check out our Christmas Gift Guide for some top tech suggestions and more.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Most Popular Reviews

Follow Us

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Shopping.com

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Latest Jobs

Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?