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Netflix plans to dump Silverlight for HTML5 streaming

Movie-rental service plans to switch its streaming over to the emerging video format as soon as three WC3 initiatives are complete.

By April 15, 2013


Microsoft to patch critical holes in IE, Office, Silverlight

Next week's Patch Tuesday will see seven security fixes rolled out to fix holes in Internet Explorer, Office 2010, and Microsoft's Silverlight platform.

By March 8, 2013


Firefox to block Silverlight and Java -- but not Flash

By default, people who want to use plug-ins with Mozilla's browser will have to manually enable them on each Web page. The reason: better security and performance.

By January 30, 2013


Microsoft tries to polish Silverlight's future

Version 5 beta of Microsoft's browser plug-in is due at the Mix conference next week with major new features. But Silverlight vs. Adobe's Flash is yesterday's battle.

By April 6, 2011



Silverlight is a framework for providing rich applications to your Internet browser, and a direct competitor to Adobe's Flash.

By June 18, 2007


Microsoft: Speak up about Silverlight in Windows 8

Talking about Windows 8 last week and work on apps for the platform, Microsoft stayed mum about Silverlight. ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley says the silence can only hurt.

By June 6, 2011


Microsoft de-emphasizes Silverlight at Mix11

The software giant ramps up its support for HTML5 as the best way to create advanced graphics on the Web.

By April 12, 2011


Report: HTML5, Silverlight headed to WP7 browser

A software update for Windows Phone 7 may possibly bring two very big behind-the-scenes features to the phone's Web browser next year.

By December 15, 2010


Silverlight 5 to bring media boost, windowed apps

Microsoft's next iteration of Silverlight brings with it some big improvements to media handling and power efficiency. It also promises to make it easier, and faster to build apps.

By December 2, 2010


Microsoft job posting points to Silverlight on Xbox

New job postings that have since been given a good old fashioned edit pointed to Microsoft hiring engineers to build Silverlight into its Xbox game console.

By November 22, 2010