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Ateme has won a grant of an unspecified sum for its work on applying artificial intelligence to video delivery. The French firm’s research included bitrate reduction through core encoding improvements, higher video quality using Content Adaptive Encoding, and optimizing media supply chains and cloud storage via elastic encoding orchestration. As part of the i-Nov Innovation Contest, the IA4SEC project is funded by the French government.   CDN provider Limelight Networks has for no apparent reason called Quibi a “brilliant idea” despite the short-form content platform committing to using Google’s CDN infrastructure for when it launches in April. Amazon Music has surpassed 55 million total users, without breaking out the balance of paid subscribers and those using the free, ad-supported tier.…

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