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BroadPeak, Level3, OnApp and more in this week news roundup

Broadpeak Unveils a New Off-Net CDN Offering Optimized for Video Content Delivery

Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery network, as well as live and on-demand video servers, announced the launch of a new off-net CDN service designed for optimal video delivery for content providers by allowing them to select the local cache of an operator when the content is available on-net and dynamically selecting the most appropriate CDN when it is to be delivered off-net. The off-net CDN service leverages Broadpeak’s umbrellaCDN CDN selector solution along with its new BkS350 origin packager, as well as providing video content providers with more control over the delivery chain by placing the video caching servers in operators’ datacenters itself.

Read more at CDN Advisor.

Level 3 CDN Now Available on Google’s CDN Interconnect Offering

Level 3, the international provider of Content Delivery Networks and networking and communications services, announced that Google’s Cloud Platform users would now be able to access Level 3’s CDN solution from Google’s CDN Interconnect solution and thus leverage Level 3’s CDN to distribute their cloud-based content. Level 3’s CDN will be directly connected to Google Cloud Platform’s Edge Network and thus allow end-users to directly access Level 3’s Points-of-Presence (PoPs) around the world for low latency connectivity. This is in addition to Google Cloud Platform’s being a part of Level 3’s global Cloud Connect Solutions ecosystems from November 2014 timeframe.

More info at Level3.

OnApp Launches New Version of its Portal for VMware vCloud Network Service Providers

OnApp, one of the providers of Federated Content Delivery Network platforms and cloud services, announced the release of a new version of its web and mobile portal based on its v4.1 Cloud platform; aiming to enhance the cloud management, provisioning and billing features for the customers running VMware vCloud Director 5.6 and 8.0, VMware vCloud Air and VMware vCenter solutions. There are many features on the OnApp portal, such as vCloud Air support along with integration with vCloud Air and Virtual Server monitoring along with integrated billing plans. vCloud Templates and Enhanced vApp management with enhanced support are also included. Also, there are additional features such as network and edge gateway management, enhanced metering and monitoring.

Full story at CDN Advisor.

Facebook opens first Thailand office as it pushes deeper into Asia

In June, it was revealed that Facebook earns as much as 51 percent of its ad revenue overseas, with fastest growth in mobile-first Asia. Thailand’s digital advertising space is estimated to be worth more than $280 million this year. Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg announced that the company has opened its first office in Thailand, as it looks to lay deeper roots in Asia. In her announcement, Sandberg said, “Every month, 34 million Thais use Facebook to connect — and they post three times more than the global average. From local NGOs seeking donors to small businesses seeking customers, people across Thailand use Facebook to stay connected to the things that matter." Thais are the most active social media users in Southeast Asia, spending an average of 2.35 hours per day on Facebook — one and a half times more time than they spend watching TV.

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Full report at VentureBeat.

Townhall Media Selects OpenX for Patent-Pending Header Bidding Solution

OpenX, a company that specializes in creating programmatic advertising marketplaces, and Townhall Media (Townhall), a Salem Media Group company, announced an expanded relationship, with Townhall selecting OpenX as its primary partner for header bidding. Header bidding, also known as a tagless solution, allows publishers to offer inventory to multiple demand sources simultaneously before making calls to their ad servers, thereby increasing competition and ultimately publisher yield.Townhall integrated OpenX Bidder,, as part of its digital advertising strategy across mobile and web to boost programmatic revenues, resulting in a 57 percent increase in revenue for Townhall, a conservative news organization that attracts more than 17 million monthly unique visitors and reaches the largest and most engaged conservative audience online.

Read more at VentureBeat.

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