HTML5 is a major part of Google's plans for the future, including Chrome OS—check out this interview for more on that—and one step towards that is getting YouTube to work without a Flash plugin, which they've now achieved. It's not perfect yet (no ads or annotations) and it only works on certain supported browsers (Chrome and Safari, at the moment) but it's still a taste of what's to come. You can hit up TestTube to check it out. [YouTube]
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