Google is working on a new technology called VP10 that will allow it to squeeze higher-quality video over broadband and mobile networks. And thanks to patent issues with a rival standard, it has a chance to catch on.
Imgur's new GIFV format means animated images load faster, look better and play when shared on social networks. Will the 1987-era GIF format finally fade from use?
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.
GifYouTube is a website that allows you to easily edit YouTube videos to make gifs up to 10 seconds long.
Next-generation, plug-in-free media playback support is the keystone of Firefox 28 for desktops and Android. Meanwhile, it's a hard day for the 1,000 or so people using Firefox in Windows Metro.
This post initially misstated the initiative's relation to the WebP effort for still images. The Google initiative is about WebM video technology, not its related WebP effort.
Seventeen allies agree not to sue each other over WebM-related video encoding patents. Google wants to enlist more to counter MPEG LA's royalty efforts.
The leaders of Google's browser engine project conclude they won't support the animated version of Google's own new image format until performance concerns are resolved.
Just as Microsoft releases a new browser that can play H.264 Web video, Google releases a plug-in to let it play its own preferred format.
The computing industry has just begun taking the VP8 codec seriously, but Google wants people to adopt its brand-new successor.