Today in Connected Consumer

The streaming video landscape is shifting fast, and technology providers are scrambling to keep pace. After spending eight years trying to get content providers to license its multi-source HTTP streaming technology, Swarmcast abruptly shifted its focus last month to embedding its technology in connected CE devices, laying off half its staff in the process. Brightcove, meanwhile, is looking to segue from white label streaming support for web sites to becoming a full-service backend platform for TV Everywhere. With Apple scheduled to unveil its tablet on Tuesday, still more changes in the streaming media world are certainly coming.