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This Is Where the Web Was Born [Internet]

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Tim Berners-Lee cites this spot (specifically that plaque on the wall!) at CERN to be the birthplace of the world wide web. Note the series of tubes on the ceiling. Those played a critical role, I understand. [davidgalbraith] More »










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Google: HTML5 is good, Flash is the ‘best platform’ for YouTube today, WebM is the future

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

We can’t say there’s a ton of surprises here, but, if you’re curious to know exactly where Google stands on the whole HTML5 / Flash debate, the company has now laid out its position in a post on its official YouTube API Blog. The short of it is that while Google says it has been “excited” about HTML5 for some time now and that the <video> tag is a “big step forward for open standards,” it says that Flash will continue to play a “critical role in video distribution,” and that it remains the “best platform” for YouTube’s requirements today. Of course, Google also didn’t let slip the opportunity to once again talk up the recently-announced WebM video standard, which it says is the open video format the web has been waiting for. It isn’t saying, however, that it will necessarily replace Flash for video, and notes that Adobe itself has committed to supporting VP8, the video codec for WebM. Hit up the link below to read the company’s complete argument for yourself.

Google: HTML5 is good, Flash is the ‘best platform’ for YouTube today, WebM is the future originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 30 Jun 2010 18:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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FCC launches Spectrum Task Force, unused frequencies become wanted criminals

Monday, April 26th, 2010

It’s no secret that Julius Genachowski and his posse up in Washington are taking spectrum reallocation very, very seriously in an effort to nip any danger of a wireless broadband crunch in the bud, and the FCC’s taken another small step in that process today with the creation of the “Spectrum Task Force.” It sounds like the Task Force’s main job is to get the entire agency on the same page with regards to its long-term spectrum planning, ultimately playing “a critical role in the execution of the spectrum recommendations in the National Broadband Plan.” In other words, the critical topic of spectrum reallocation isn’t going away — and while Genachowski continues to emphasize his intention to make license sales by TV broadcasters fully voluntary, we could see things starting to get hostile if the broadcast industry’s mood doesn’t change. Unfortunately, we’re not aware of any plans for these guys to actually dress up in SWAT uniforms and ride around on Segways should the need arise. Follow the break for the FCC’s full statement.

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FCC launches Spectrum Task Force, unused frequencies become wanted criminals originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 26 Apr 2010 15:21:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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