Skyfire 4.0 for Android Now Costs Money to Play Video

Skyfire 4.0 for Android has some new customizable options in their 'Skybar', which is like a favorites menu that gives you quick access to Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, Groupon, a "share" button and sports, news, and finance feeds. But! They're going to start charging Android users for their excellent video playback … » 4/21/11 1:34pm 4/21/11 1:34pm

Google Opines On Flash and HTML5, But Defers to its Own WebM Project's…

In a blogpost titled "Flash and the HTML5 tag," YouTube has detailed its (slightly fence-sitting) thoughts on the ever-present Adobe Flash/HTML5 issue, saying that while both offer pluses, it's really Google's own WebM project that we need. [YouTube] » 6/30/10 6:37am 6/30/10 6:37am

Steve Jobs Is Not Impressed With Google's New Video Format

Google hopes to sidestep the entire HTML5 video debate with a new, open source, royalty free format called WebM. But will Apple ever support it? Judging by to the latest missive from Steve's iPad, things don't look great. » 5/20/10 5:18pm 5/20/10 5:18pm

Google Wants to Save Web Video With the New "WebM" Format

HTML5 video has a few hurdles to leap before it can fully replace Flash, but one looms larger than all others: Opposition to proprietary video formats, like h.264. Conveniently, Google has just open-sourced their own format, called WebM. » 5/19/10 12:33pm 5/19/10 12:33pm

Despite Funky HTML Encoding, Boxee Still Plays Hulu Video Just Fine

Yesterday you may have read reports of a tricky security measure Hulu put in place to scramble its video embed codes using JavaScript to thwart unauthorized viewing. Well, it didn't stop Boxee. » 4/02/09 10:10am 4/02/09 10:10am