With VLC 2.1.1, VideoLAN continues to sidestep the software patent licensing minefield of video compression. Meanwhile, open-source allies put muscle behind the new Daala codec.
The computing industry has just begun taking the VP8 codec seriously, but Google wants people to adopt its brand-new successor.
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.
The older VP8 hasn't taken the world by storm, but VP9 could give Google a fresh start in its attempt to popularize royalty-free video streaming.
In response to claims that the new Mi 4 copied the iPhone, Barra called out a "flawed" patent system for hindering innovation in the market.
While in Sydney, Sofia Chang, VP and GM of HBO, has made some carefully worded comments on Australia's penchant for getting Game of Thrones via BitTorrent.
With the Nokia acquisition, Microsoft hardly sees the PC as its future. Upcoming devices will likely further distance Microsoft from its PC past.
Going public was a big day for Twitter, but Twitter's Michael Sippey said it was just another day at the office for the company's employees. Also: Google Glass needs work.
On June 9, at 9 a.m. PT (12 p.m. ET), Microsoft holds its annual E3 press conference, announcing new Xbox One games and features. Join the CNET live blog for real-time coverage.
Google's Hugo Barra has left his role as one of Android's guiding lights to go work for China's rising star Xiaomi.