The continuous transmission of audio or video data via an online network is called streaming. The streamed media are reproduced directly. Contrary to download, no local copy is created.
Numerous online platforms and services use the technology. Popular audio streaming services include Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music. In the video section Netflix, Amazon or Watchever are creating competition for conventional TV broadcasters.
Music streaming service Spotify decided to forego a big advertising campaign and the tradition of ringing the opening bell at its IPO today, but it catched the public attention regardless. Investors awaited the stock market debut with a mix of exitment and caution.
Turkey has arrested two Greek soldiers who strayed across the shared border. The soldiers say they lost track of the border as they were chasing a group of migrants streaming into Greece from Turkey. The incident has sparked a fresh border row between the two NATO allies. But as Anthee Carassava reports it's also underscores Europe’s failing fight to plug a popular and deadly migrant route.
Charging European online shoppers different amounts depending on their location is set to become much more difficult in the EU. But streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime are exempt from the decision.