If you’ve had restless nights wondering what Google plans to do with the VP8 video codec since it purchased creator On2, wonder no more: The search giant has announced a new, open video format for the web built around the technology.
Well, that was fast. No sooner did 3G-enabled iPads hit new owners’ hands on Friday than a public outcry over the ABC Player app being unable to stream over 3G flared up -- but the network has squashed the drama with a new update released on Monday night.
For a generation of new media consumers, the ultimate dream is to have access to a service like Hulu without being tied to their computers. It may happen, but are they prepared to pay for what they’ve been getting F.O.C. thus far?
Okay, we know that today is April Fool’s Day and there are a lot of pranks going on across the Internet, especially with the iPad launch only 48 hours away. But this morning, our trusty RSS feed turned up an interesting discovery that, if true, will surely delight and entertain new iPad owners come Saturday.
Need more proof that the iPad is about to change the world and at least maim (if not try to kill) Adobe Flash? A major online video provider has just switched to HTML5 and is bringing at least two heavyweight clients with them.