Archives Tag: Google Video

The Chrome Video Codec Change

Last week, Google announced that their Chrome browser will no longer support the H.264 codec. The primary reason being that this codec is only freely available for next couple of years. After that, it will be a licensed codec — there’s no longetivity with that strategy. Google has taken the hard, but better route and […]

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More Value to Education

Starting at the end of March 2009, Google Enterprise is offering the educational sector some free storage. 10 gigabytes of free storage for Education in Google Apps. As of March 31st, we will be offering 10GB of Google Video free to every Google Education Edition domain. This will give each school the ability to stream […]

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Online Playback System with a Community Bias

Yahoo! has their work cut out for them. Google, even more so. Yahoo! recently registered a patent for an “online playback system with community bias.” This looks to me like an attempt to re-innovate Yahoo! Video to create a feature that tops YouTube. The new idea behind this patent for Yahoo!, I believe, is one […]

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Google Partners with Buy.com

Google recently launched video chat for Gmail. But, you obviously cannot have a video chat without a video camera. So Google has generously offered some links through Buy.com to purchase a camera. As far as I can tell after looking at the links (in the source view), they are clear HTML clears. No onClick’s, no […]

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Google Loses German Lawsuit Over Image Searches

Google officially lost the lawsuit brought to them by a photographer in Germany. The issue at hand was a case of copyright violations; displaying images without prior consent from the artist. Google’s preview of a picture by German photographer Michael Bernhard violates his copyrights, the Regional Court of Hamburg ruled, his lawyer Matthies van Eendenburg […]

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YouTube to Compete with Hulu

Google’s online video property, YouTube, has announced that they will be offering full length television programs in addition to shorter video offerings to increase ad revenue. Hulu has drawn quite a bit of attention due to it’s strong partnerships that it has already completed. But something that Hulu has had as an edge to YouTube […]

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Google Acquires Omnisio, Joining YouTube

The Omnisio team will be joining the YouTube team shortly. News flashed today that Omnisio has been acquired by Google. Why was Omnisio founded? “Omnisio was founded with the goal of drastically improving your online video experience,” taken directly from the about page of Omnisio.com. A little more from the YouTube blog, “It’s in this […]

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Google Hosts Online Advertising Meetup

Earlier this week on Monday, I attended an advertising meetup that was being hosted at Google NYC. A lot of people felt it was a sales pitch for Google products, but I had other thoughts. Since I author this site, I felt it was actually informative and there were some really interesting things touched on. […]

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The Untold Gmail Stories

Some of the untold Gmail stories, in a single clip. Here’s a quick wrap-up from some Gmail software engineers.

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Paul Potts’ Amazing Opera

All I can say for this one is… wow. He has an amazing voice.

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