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May 24, 2010

Featured Articles
First Look: H.264 and VP8 Compared
VP8 is now free, but if the quality is substandard, who cares? Well, it turns out that the quality isn't substandard, so that's not an issue, but neither is it twice the quality of H.264 at half the bandwidth. See for yourself.
Online Video News
Google Intros Google TV, Adds Flash 10.1 to Mobile OS 2.2
Google TV plans to bridge TV and Web, giving living room viewers the best of both. Raises $10.1 Million for Independent Web Shows
Completion of successful fundraising round lets the network grow with key investments.
Google Open Sources VP8
As anticipated, Google open sourced VP8 today, in a new container format called WebM
The Latest Online Network: Jason Calacanis's This Week In
Is there room for another online video network? Of course there is.
Industry News
New MB6 Chassis Accepts Any Combination of Makito(TM) and Barracuda(TM) Blades to Provide up to Six HD 1080p60 Channels in a Single Rack Unit Form Factor
New Capability is Ideal for "TV Everywhere" Deployments by Cable Programmers and Television Service Providers
Niagara SCX streaming media software to utilize open-source VP8 video codec
Inlet builds VP8 support into its entire suite of solutions, including its Spinnaker live streaming appliances and Armada high-volume transcoding system.
Telestream announces free support for WebM web media format along with Google and other industry leaders; FlipFactory, Episode and Vantage video transcoding and workflow products to include WebM/VP8
• Sorenson Media Site – – Enables Developers to Immediately Encode Directly with the VP8 Video Codec to the WebM Format
• Sorenson Media Announces Private Beta of New Squeeze Server and Squeeze 6.5, Supporting WebM
Future versions of award-winning encoding, transcoding and live streaming systems will support the WebM open web media project with VP8 compression and WebM format support.
Ground-Breaking UMedia Analytics Now Available for Any Platform
Visually-Rich Application Brings Clicker's Internet Programming Guide to the Big Screen
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