Accedo CEO and cofounder Michael Lantz is most comfortable when he’s exploring the outer edge of the video experience. Back in 2004, he and partner Fredrik Andersson, SVP of business development, scanned the horizon of emerging internet TV technology and saw an opportunity to challenge the existing market. They came up with Accedo, a video solutions service that would usher in the next generation of the TV experience. In the 12 years since, Accedo has built a list of first-class customers including Netflix, Fox, Sky, Roku, Discovery and Disney.
Facebook, Google, HTC, Samsung, Valve, Sony—all these companies are trying to make virtual reality happen. For real, this time. Not like those crappy VR mall arcades you may remember from the 1990s. If you can spare the cash, the technology is here, and it’s pretty mind-blowing.