Why Kamala Harris Is So Important

When I was born in a small riverside village in South India, Indira Gandhi was Prime Minister of India. She was PM from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 to 1984. She remained in office until she was assassinated in 1984 by her own guards in a horrific attack. She is a controversial figure, but I was born into a world where SHE held the highest office in the land. …


Digital workflows in latakoo speed delivery to CMS and websites.

By Jade Kurian

My 12-year-old (the child of two former television journalists) does not seek out news broadcasts on television, but she is tapped in to all the big headlines. With a few swipes on her iPhone, she’s able to get all the top stories of the day, often in video. She has her go-to apps and she finds other digital sources when looking for a news story. When I watch how she and her friends interact with news, I know that is the future.

According to a 2018 survey…


Mobile iOS app version 2.5 is packed with function and features

Get a look at the new features contained in the latest Flight Mobile App for iOS.

If you’re running the latest iOS, chances are you only have a vague recollection of the first iPhone. That phone debuted in 2007 with a 2.0 megapixel camera. Today, the iPhones and iPads can shoot 4K video at 60 frames per second. The video clarity is so good that filmmakers are using iOS devices for production and journalists are using them for news content.

Developing a mobile application that considers and codes for…


The “Create Anywhere” Economy is Expanding and We’re Ready

Where do you work? In this global, virtualized, collaborating economy, many people would say, “anywhere and everywhere,” especially if they are a content creator. The work is happening on the fly, not in an office or a booth.

At Avid Connect in Las Vegas, remote editing is not just a conversation piece, but a bread and butter issue. Editors don’t want to drive into an office to pull content from hardware devices. They want to retrieve the content they need, regardless of where they might be in the world. …


What’s your plan?

It’s rare that television stations make headlines, especially during a natural disaster. Television journalists report on the unfolding events and provide vital safety information but are usually not part of the story.

But what if your broadcast center is the story? Disaster can strike anywhere — from wildfires along the West Coast to the many recent hurricanes threatening the Gulf and East Coast.

KHOU in Houston continued to broadcast from the field even as flooding consumed the main office and studio.

The spate of recent natural disasters are causing broadcasters to reevaluate their disaster plans. We’ve seen stations flood and we’ve seen stations burn. …


Avid Chairman and CEO Louis Hernandez Jr. makes a visit to the latakoo booth at Avid Connect and connects with CEO Paul Adrian and myself. Avid’s Senior Director Global Alliance Ed Caracappa can be seen just over my left shoulder.

Teams win.

Partnerships make things happen.

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman said, “No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you will always lose out to a team.” That’s an effective business strategy and companies should stretch their thinking when it comes to “team.”

At latakoo, we believe in building strong teams, both inside latakoo and outside of of it. We believe partnerships provide us with another team. Of course, partnerships can get complicated and companies need clearly defined expectations and agreements. But here’s why they work:

  • Collaboration leads to new ideas and better solutions.

Jade Kurian

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