Don’t Be Evil | J@N | 1.12.11

Don’t Be Evil | J@N | 1.12.11

Google’s recent announcement that they will be abandoning h.264 video compatibility in Chrome has touched a raw nerve with us. We’re here to tell you what we think this announcement is all about, what it could mean to the immediate future of online media and web browsing, and why Google is not living up to their motto, “Don’t Be Evil.”

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THE BIG BOMB:

http://blog.chromium.org/2011/01/html-video-codec-support-in-chrome.html

Is it to stick to Apple and their support of HTML5?

http://www.pcworld.com/article/216581/google_drops_h264_from_chrome_new_flash_battleground.html

Is it all about cutting the cost of running YouTube?
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/googles-h264-decision-its-all-about-youtube-costs/15529

Five simple questions to Google:
http://daringfireball.net/2011/01/simple_questions

Microsoft likens Google’s H.264 drop to abandoning English
http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/01/12/microsoft.jabs.google.dropping.h264.in.chrome/

RELATED NEWS?

WebM (VP8) hardware acceleration coming to mobile chipsets soon
http://www.intomobile.com/2011/01/12/webm-vp8-codec/

Adobe plans to support WebM in Flash… Someday real soon now!
http://blogs.adobe.com/flashplatform/2010/05/adobe_support_for_vp8.html

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