You are So Smooth: Akamai Promises Improved iPhone 3GS Video Streaming

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Adaptive bit-rate streaming.  Akamai has it, and wants you, the iPhone 3GS user, to have it too.

In layman's terms, this means video streams to your OS 3.0-loaded iPhone/iPod Touch with fewer stops and starts, using standard server hardware and ignoring how glitchy your wireless network is (*cough*AT&T*cough*).  Adobe Flash already does this, albeit via a proprietary method that requires equally proprietary servers.  Even better, Akamai's flavor of video streaming runs in a plain vanilla Safari browser — no special (meaning, Death Star-blockable!) app required.

Grab your iPhone and get a glimpse of Apple's and Akamai's vision of the video future right here.

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