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.
Movie-rental service plans to switch its streaming over to the emerging video format as soon as three WC3 initiatives are complete.
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.
Silverlight is a framework for providing rich applications to your Internet browser, and a direct competitor to Adobe's Flash.
The software giant ramps up its support for HTML5 as the best way to create advanced graphics on the Web.
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.
Microsoft's rich media player arrives for Nokia's 5800, N97, and N97 Mini phones, ahead of Silverlight appearing on any Microsoft-based phones.
Baseball walked away from the technology in late 2008, and apparent glitches were frustrating Netflix subscribers too. Since then, however, Silverlight has found its silver lining.
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.
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.