Obsessed with the future of TV

This is a notebook about television, internet video, and what the next living room will be. It's an outline powered by Fargo. The editor of Glass is Zach Seward; the lead developer is Sam Williams.

The name is an argument: that media are best understood as competition for attention on screens connected to the internet. Phones, tablets, laptops, monitors, television sets—it's all just glass.

  • Netflix download speeds: Most of Europe is still much faster than North America
      • The company's April dataset for the first time includes Canada, which only looks good compared to the United States. South America, meanwhile, lags far behind the rest of the world.
      • All countries ranked by average Netflix download speed
        • 1. Netherlands (3.49 Mbps)
        • 2. Sweden (3.21)
        • 3. Denmark (3.17)
        • 4. Norway (3.06)
        • 5. Finland (2.88)
        • 6. United Kingdom (2.75)
        • 7. Canada (2.52)
        • 8. Uruguay (2.34)
        • 9. United States (2.33)
        • 10. Chile (2.3)
        • 11. Brazil (2.22)
        • 12. Ireland (2.2)
        • 13. Colombia (2.17)
        • 14. Panama (2.1)
        • 15. Mexico (1.97)
        • 16. Peru (1.85)
        • 17. Argentina (1.67)
        • 18. Jamaica (1.63)
        • 19. Ecuador (1.61)
        • 20. Costa Rica (1.18)
      • Also notable in the April data is that Netflix speeds continue to improve for Comcast customers after the two companies struck one of those paid deals that's now at the heart of the net neutrality debate.
  • Monday 5.12.14