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.
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.
Google's royalty-free video technology gets some support with a new mobile processor from Chinese chip designer Rockchip.
The latest version of the WinAmp media player will now play WebM, a video format associated with HTML5.
The future of WebM, a free new Google technology for streaming video, is uncertain, but already it's changed the industry. Here's a look how.
This story incorrectly noted the origin of the Ogg Vorbis audio format. It originated with the Xiph.Org Foundation.
The Web giant has released a royalty-free video technology to counter H.264. Allies include Mozilla, Opera, and its own YouTube.
Company has registered the WebM Project site, and one video industry insider has heard it will house Google's Web video efforts.
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.