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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

iPhone-controlled iPad Becomes TV Games Console – Can Apple TV Be Far Behind??

Once again, with the technology so obvious that developers are already creating such solutions, there is a future for the Apple TV, as a low cost console for the television that aggregates all your iTunes media, offers internet access and surfing, a full selection of HD or upscaled iPhone apps and higher capacity.

Oh, and the new Apple TV system is controlled by your iPod touch, iPhone, or future low-cost touch sensitive remote control that will ship in the box with the new product… Continue reading

Video: iPad Concepts Show Future of Publishing?

VIV Mag Interactive Feature Spread – iPad Demo from Alexx Henry on Vimeo.

These videos show a concept for iPad publishing that’s being put together by online magazine Viv, by Alexx Henry Photography.

The clips are all over the Web this morning with all kinds of commentary surrounding them, so I’d just like to let them speak for themselves and urge readers to comment on your reaction to watching them. Continue reading

Anime leads YouTube’s video-on-demand niche attack on Hulu, iTunes

YouTube has quietly widened the range of videos it is making available for rent through the popular Google-owned service, betting a little face that a focus on niche markets will help it take on existing behemoths in the online video on-demand space, such as iPlayer, Hulu and iTunes. Continue reading

No Zune phone as MSFT goes aggro v iPhone

Microsoft has moved to cease speculation it intends releasing its own Zune
phone to compete with the Apple iPhone, and presumably the iPod touch.

The company pooh-poohed the notion during its financial results announcement this week, saying its strategy will be to improve Windows Mobile and continue working with its existing hardware partners.

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Hulu coming home to Boxee?

boxeenew1Statement from boxee on the release of the Hulu app for Mac and PC today:

“For those of you working on stories about today’s launch of the Hulu desktop application, I wanted to let you know about the blog post we’ve just put up in response.

“Hulu just launched their own boxee-like application for watching Hulu content. the new downloadable application is built to be used from the couch with a remote.

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Depeche Mode, EMI make iTunes Pass

depechemodepiciTunes continues to dominate the US music retail sales landscape, and UK-based major label EMI Music today announced an all-new initiative for music sales in the digital age, the debut of the first iTunes Pass featuring groundbreaking electro legends Depeche Mode.  

A new phase in digital music marketing, iTunes Pass is a new system which lets music fans can get new and exclusive singles, remixes, video and other content from their favorite artists over a set period of time, delivered to their libraries as soon as they’re available.  
 
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