Adaptive HTTP Streaming technologies enable distributing video efficiently via the standard HTTP infrastructure and CDNs. These technologies offer three key elements that the technologies introduce to solve critical challenges - segmentation of video content in smaller blocks to minimize overhead, improve user experience, and improve caching performance, adaptivity by having multiple channels of variable quality, to enable automatic switching among channels based on the device characteristics and network performance, and securing the video content while keeping the benefits of efficient HTTP content distribution.
Recently, Uber has announced deeper push into financial services with Uber Money, a new division, including products such as a digital wallet and upgraded debit and credit cards. It is expected that Uber could soon offer a bank account to consumers on its platform. While many of the news articles focus on the business side of Uber move, limited resources are available to understand better the payment technology that Uber is building. I believe that we can learn from looking under the hood of Uber payment technologies, as the Uber approach may be the way how we will make the banks of the future.