From the Google (GOOG) i/o conference in San Francisco, Michael and Jon analyze Google's plans for a new video standard and whether bringing the internet to TV's is such a good idea.
>Ben Baer, Senior Producer - May 20, 2010 5:40 PM ET
Google today announced the release of VP8, a new video codec that it envisions will pave the way for the future of video on the Web.
While it wasn't mentioned once during the keynote, VP8 takes dead aim at MPEG LA's H.264 codec, which has the backing of industry heavyweights like Apple and Microsoft (who are both members of MPEG LA).
VP8 technology stems from Google's purchase of On2 Technologies last year. MORESeth Weintraub - May 19, 2010 3:03 PM ET
Despite Apple's public denouncement of Flash, its creator is about to have a banner year
By JP Mangalindan, reporter
Steve Jobs may have written his paean to the public, explaining why he feels it's time to leave Adobe's Flash to the dustbin of history, but the relegation seems premature. In fact, the record shows that consumers have been overlooking the lack of Flash support on Apple's mobile device for years. MOREMay 14, 2010 3:00 AM ET
Up from 10% four months ago, according to a new survey
How's Steve Jobs' campaign against Adobe (ADBE) Flash progressing? The bar chart at right offers one measure.
It comes from Mefeedia, a media search website that indexes video from a wide variety of sources -- from CBS and ABC to YouTube and Hulu, some 30,000 sources in all.
From time to time Mefeedia analyzes its index to look for trends. One of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 13, 2010 5:42 PM ET
For all of the whooping and hollering between Apple and Adobe over the past few months, what really counts is how Flash performs on a smartphone. We'll find out that answer next week when Froyo is released.
At next week's Google I/O summit, Google will take the wraps off of Froyo, the next version of its Android OS. It will likely be available to Nexus One owners first who will be MORESeth Weintraub - May 13, 2010 3:44 PM ET
In the latest episode of Techmate, Jon and Michael analyze the ongoing war between Apple (AAPL) and Adobe (ADBE) plus a surprise appearance by Hello Kitty.
>Ben Baer, Senior Producer - May 7, 2010 2:41 PM ET
Apple isn't the problem, says Bill Clinton's Secretary of Labor. Big banks are the problem.
"Why is the Federal Trade Commission threatening Apple with a possible lawsuit for abusing its economic power, but not even raising an eyebrow about the huge and growing economic (and political) muscle of JP Morgan Chase or any of the other four remaining giant banks on Wall Street?"
So begins a spirited defense of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 5, 2010 10:30 AM ET
Shades of the United States vs. Microsoft, an antitrust case that the government lost
A report in Monday's New York Post that two government agencies -- the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice -- are each considering launching an antitrust investigation against Apple (AAPL) puts me in mind of the case the DOJ and 20 states brought against Microsoft (MSFT) nearly a dozen years ago.
To many observers -- including MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 3, 2010 2:10 PM ET
The stats seem to support Steve Jobs' contention that Adobe's video format is fading fast
In the Thoughts on Flash essay that Steve Jobs posted last week, Apple's CEO took on Adobe's oft-repeated contention that Apple's (AAPL) mobile products -- the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch -- don't offer access to the "full Web" because they don't support Adobe's Flash format. 75% of the video on the Web, Adobe's supporters point MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 2, 2010 6:28 AM ET
Apple's CEO responds to Adobe with a 1,700-word essay "Thoughts on Flash"
"Adobe claims that we are a closed system, and that Flash is open, but in fact the opposite is true. Let me explain."
So begins the meat of Steve Jobs' essay on Adobe (ADBE) Flash -- the first extended piece of writing we've seen from Apple's (AAPL) CEO since his Thoughts on Music in Feb. 2007 and A Greener MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 29, 2010 10:24 AM ET
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