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Google v. Apple: Your VP8 Codec Essential Reading List

So Google spent some money, bought On2, and is now trying to make VP8 video technology available on a royalty-free basis. This is being reported in all kinds of ways, but wait just a moment before getting too gleamy at the shiny and the new. Here’s your VP8 essential reading list. Please comment your thoughts below. Continue reading

BBC confirms Olympic online video explosion

The BBC has published details of the web video traffic it experienced during the Beijing Olympics.

The statistics are impressive. “You may have noticed over the last few weeks that the Olympics has invaded our screens, websites, phones and life as never before,” wrote BBC chief technical architect, John O’Donovan on the BBC blog.

“The access to information and content has been unprecedented, and I thought you might be interested in some of the areas where we used some Olympics special sauce.”
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