How Are Our Video Streaming Habits Changing During Coronavirus?

By Stephen Kota / April 23, 2020

Online video has taken center stage for many during the coronavirus crisis. The average American now watches at least eight hours of online video every day, which three quarters say is more than they watched before the crisis. People are also spending more time using video conferencing platforms like Zoom and more money on video…

Grow Your Rural Business with Online Video

By Stephen Kota / January 12, 2019
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At any given moment, most people using the internet on their phone, tablet, or computer are streaming video. In fact, online video now makes up a full 80% of worldwide internet traffic. By including online video in your digital marketing efforts, your rural business can reach the many people looking for video content online. Online…

10 Best-Selling Video Games to Check out in 2019

By Stephen Kota / January 12, 2019
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Are you looking for a new game to spend your time on in the new year? From Red Dead Redemption II to Marvel’s Spider-Man, last year was full of exciting new video game releases that deserve a second look in 2019. Amazon’s “Best Sellers of 2018 in Video Games” is as good a place as…

Nintendo Switch Just Keeps Getting Bigger

By Stephen Kota / January 31, 2018

It’s been almost two years since Nintendo launched its successful, first-generation Switch console. They’ve been two years of relatively steady growth for Nintendo’s hardware branch. The console has gathered a loyal following of users, putting Switch on par with predecessors like the Wii U and, some say, the revolutionary Wii console itself. If you aren’t…

Rural Influencers Reach People Through Live Video Streaming

By Stephen Kota / July 18, 2017

As the world transitions from traditional network television to online video streaming, one aspect of television has, until recently, been conspicuously absent: the live broadcast. While video streaming offers customers the convenience of on-demand choice, it hasn’t been able to offer up the urgency of live sports or breaking news. Today, new initiatives from network…

Final Fantasy XV: The Biggest Game Leak

By Stephen Kota / November 29, 2016

Official Release Date: November 29th 2016 The official release date for the much-anticipated fifteenth installment of the Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy XV, is November 29 of this year. The release date hasn’t, however, stopped gaming stores in Peru, Saudi Arabia, and elsewhere from breaking the street date and selling the game early to eager…

The Hidden Cost of Online Video Gaming: How Much You Pay, per Hour, to Game Online

By Stephen Kota / November 18, 2016

Have you ever wonder about how much you are paying to play online gaming in your rural community where the only viable options include point to point wireless, satellite internet (not a viable choice for head-to-head video games) or 3G and 4G LTE wireless? Well, join me for some data driven dollars and sense information.…

Data & A Movie: How Streaming a Movie on Your Tablet Can Cost You up to $28

By Stephen Kota / November 10, 2016

For folks who have transition to country living, watching your favorite movie(s) is just not that simple anymore. You must now consider the cost of the actual rental plus the cost of your allocated monthly block of data from your satellite internet or wireless internet service provider. A typical streaming rental will put you out…

Don’t Kill Your Television Just Yet: Broadcast Viewership Decreases, Television Use Increases

By Stephen Kota / August 25, 2016

Broadcast television is no longer the most household’s primary source of information or entertainment. The internet – with its Google search, its YouTube, and its Netflix – has taken over the information and “trash television” superhighways. The television is, however, far from a superfluous device. A Pivotal Research Group study found that, despite watching less…

5 Best Video Streaming Apps of Fall 2016

By Stephen Kota / August 23, 2016

It’s almost fall (and if you live in New England, watch out for those Leaves Peepers) and about time to ring in hibernation season with one or two movie marathons. Here are Rhoonet’s top five choices for video streaming apps that give you access to virtually limitless collections of movies and shows. 1. A pioneer…