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By using HTML5 by default to deliver YouTube video, Google helps the Web root out Adobe's Flash. The next challenge for the Web: competing with mobile apps.
Panasonic has announced a 4K-native Blu-ray player at CES 2015 in anticipation of the forthcoming UHD standard.
Andrew Pile has to make sure his service works with everything from phones to smart TVs, even as video-streaming technology constantly changes.
Mozilla wants to keep patent-encumbered technology off the Web. But H.264 compression is widely used, and a deal with Cisco means Firefox can use it.
HEVC, a new standard for compressing 4K video, will be cheaper for many companies to use than its industry-dominating predecessor. Maybe Google's competition helped.
The company's technical prowess and free VP9 licensing haven't been enough to dent the fortunes of rival compression format HEVC. But Google's already moving on to VP10.
One of the biggest video sites on the Net will use Google's next-generation video compression technology after it's fully defined on June 17.
TP Vision, trying to find a way to excite TV buyers, reveals three models at the IFA trade show that marry Google's smart-TV technology with lots of pixels.
CNET's Maggie Reardon discusses the short-term hurdles associated with the deployment of voice service over carriers' 4G LTE networks. In the end, the transition to an all IP-based voice network will be worth it.
Nokia says Google is trying to force VP8 down the computing industry's throat, but Google is backing up its free video technology with patent deals and help with HTC's legal defense against Nokia.