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Archive for June 2nd, 2010

Jun/10

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Convert Flash to HTML 5 in Javascript

Convert Flash to HTML 5 in Javascript http://bit.ly/b7inRP Coming soon but looks amazing, might solve some missing content issues.

This is seriously clever software: Flash plays without the plug-in as if HTML 5 becuase they dissemble the SWF, extract media files and play the media in an HTML 5 way, all in Javascript in the browser.

No need for Flash video sites to retool! Seriously cool and I wish them well.

Australian Airline Jetstart to start renting iPads for inflight entertainment. http://bit.ly/aL1V2O I like 40 channels of Direct on Jetblue free, thank you.

While the iPad is a hot device, I don’t see how this is better than what I already enjoy on Jetblue where it’s free. Seems more like an opportunity to turn something that should be free – inflight entertainment – to another revenue stream for the airline.

“Given the demand for the iPad so far, I anticipate it will have strong appeal amongst our passengers,” he said. “Based on demand for the iPads as part of the trial, we’ll be looking to roll out the devices across our entire domestic and international network later in the year.”

Jun/10

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Sonic Solutions buys DiVX

Sonic Solutions buys DiVX http://bit.ly/dmOsar Seems like an odd purchase to me but here’s the rationale from Sonic:

“Sonic has been…developing technologies for the preparation and delivery of entertainment content in popular formats — CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc and most recently Internet delivery of video..DivX is expected to enable Sonic to deepen and broaden the technology it offers for Internet-based video delivery and expand its relationships with leading retailers and consumer electronics manufacturers.” Fair enough. and also puts DivX out of its small-cap and low profile misery over the years.

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