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It hinted of the Oscars mixed with a little bit of Sundance and Cannes. Except instead of red, the carpet was green. Instead of fancy designer dresses, the attire was a combo of grunge, flannel and faded blue jeans. And instead of airing on television or in movie theaters, the nominated films came straight from the Internet. Welcome to the 3rd annual 2010 Tudou Video Festival, held over the weekend in the Chinese capital.
Watching live sports on television via the Web may have just gotten easier. Starting Monday, Web-to-TV software company Boxee will distribute the National Hockey League’s Game Center Live online video content. In addition, the National Basketball Association is set to announce a similar partnership with Roku, maker of a digital video player that streams Netflix and Amazon Video on Demand via the Web, for the distribution of NBA digital video content, beginning with some of this season’s playoff games.
The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust has implemented Imprivata OneSign, giving more than 3,500 clinicians access to the single sign-on technology. The ongoing rollout of OneSign across the trust’s two main sites will provide users with a single point of secure authentication to multiple applications, including the patient administration system, pathology, radiology and PACS.
The daily Web habits of a typical 18-year-old college student named Li Yufei show why American Internet companies, one after another, have had trouble penetrating what is now the world’s most wired nation.