Elemental gear will be used in Japan HEVC trial; Vubiquity unveils metadata conversion service

Quick news from across the Web.

> K-Opticom Corp. will use Elemental Technologies video processing for Japan's first live 4K Ultra HD high-efficiency video coding (H.265/HEVC) transmission. Release

>  Celltick partnered with ESPN Brazil to personalize its mobile device start screen. Release

> Vubiquity introduced its AdVU™ Metadata Conversion service, which converts CableLabs 1.1 standard metadata to the more robust 3.0 standard. Release

> Cox Communications Virginia increased the download and upload speeds on its most popular broadband service tiers. Release

Online Video News

> How big can Netflix get? Tuesday morning brought one answer to that question: $389.16 per share. Commentary

> YouTube is opening its subscription channel option to more contributors, it said on its official YouTube Creators blog. Article

> Aereo said it will begin selling online access to DVRs that can record local TV stations in Detroit on Oct. 28. Article

> Tokyo-based Masahiko Ishino, an analyst at Advanced Research Japan Co., says he expects Apple to start selling ultra-HD TV sets in late 2014. Article.

> Hulu named Mike Hopkins as the new company CEO. Article

Wireless Industry News

> Apple unveiled new iPad models on Tuesday and for the first time T-Mobile US will sell service for the popular tablets. Article

> Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has no plans to move away from Android as its smartphone operating system, said company founder and CEO Lei Jun. Article

Telecom Industry News

> Juniper Networks is slashing 3 percent of its workforce.  Article

> Bell Aliant is dedicating $11.6 million in capital to bring its FibreOP fiber to the home (FTTH) service to an additional 21,000 homes and businesses in Newfoundland. Article

And finally… "Dilbert" creator says his job at Pacific Bell inspired many of his famous comic strip scenarios. Article

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