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AOL Developing High-Speed Streaming Tech:

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AOL Developing High-Speed Streaming Tech: Following up on the earlier Fortune story, reports on the details of AOL’s new streaming technology. The technology, code-named “Ultravox”, aims to create supercharged network routers capable of moving large media files far more efficiently than is possible with current Internet technology. “Despite years of tinkering, streaming costs remain too high for many would- be providers while quality is still too low to create a mass audience for commercial, Internet-powered entertainment services conceived by media giants such as AOL.” This means further trouble for RealNetworks, which increasingly looks like it is competing with AOL.