Although it never graduated from a beta release, the Spool app showed a lot of promise as a kind of Instapaper service which added the ability to DVR online video content for later viewing -- and now, it's gone, just like that.
Netflix is testing a seperate children's section on its website, designed to be used by kids all by themselves. Apparently, certain Netflix members have found a new tab labeled "Just For Kids" on the main menu of the website. The tab is the gateway to the new kid-optimized pages.
No details yet on when, or if, this will be rolled out to the entire Netflix subscriber base, many of whom are still smarting from last month's price increase.
After being rumored in recent weeks, Amazon.com took the wraps off its revamped Instant Video service, which promises to go head-to-head with reigning streaming champs Netflix and Hulu Plus. But is the new offering worth your hard-earned dollars?
It seems that, more often than not, the rumor mill gets it right -- case in point, that recent rumor swirling around that Amazon would soon take on Netflix by offering unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows for Prime members at no extra charge.
Most everyone in the tech world knows that Microsoft and Google aren’t exactly the best of friends, particularly this week as Mountain View is lobbing accusations at Redmond over Bing stealing their search results. Now Microsoft has decided to stand firm behind H.264, leaving Google to fend mostly by themselves with WebM.
In a move that has sent shockwaves across the tech world, Google announced on Tuesday that they plan to remove support for the widely used H.264 video playback from the Chrome browser to “enable open innovation” -- while continuing to support the extremely closed Adobe Flash.
The lack of Flash on mobile devices can be a bummer for some, but the video streaming site Vimeo hopes to solve this on their end. Vimeo is the latest video streaming site to test a new HTML5 video player that is iOS-friendly. This new "Universal Player," which is set to be released later today, will allow viewers to watch video on their devices natively.