Adobe Delivers Flash Player 9 with H.264 Video Support

Adobe today announced the immediate availability of Flash Player 9 Update 3(version number 9.0.115.0), previously code named Moviestar. Adobe Flash Player 9 now includes H.264 standard video support, the same standard deployed in Blu-Ray and HD-DVD high definition video players, and High Efficiency AAC (HE-AAC) audio capabilities. The latest update also features hardware accelerated, multi-core enhanced, full-screen video playback for high-resolution viewing across major operating systems and browsers.
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Web video gone wild

Recently, Adobe announced the availability of the beta version of their latest Flash Player. With it came the good news about the future of high quality video on the Internet – support for H.264 video, ACC Audio, et al. Of course, the superior quality that H.264 will bring is definitely going to be a key factor in the future. However, what tagged along with the good news were some caveats and strings that will make you to think and ponder upon what it will cost you.

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Microsoft Silverlight 1.0

Silverlight“Light up the web” or “Experience what you’re missing” are the slogans of this relatively new product from Microsoft.

Few days back, Microsoft released their flagship interactive media browser plugin – Silverlight. Microsoft Silverlight, previously called Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere (WPF/E) is a direct competitor to Adobe’s FlashPlayer. Pretty much like Flash, Silverlight is a complement and runtime for Internet Web browsers whereby users can view videos, vector graphics, text, 2D animations and render Rich Internet Applications (RIA). According to Microsoft it’s a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in capable of delivering the next generation media experiences.

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Podcast Interview with Marissa Mayer of Google


Via: iInnovate

Marissa Mayer of GoogleMarissa Mayer, Vice President, Search Products & User Experience at Google, has much influence in the design, development and usability of Google products such as Search and Gmail. Marissa plays a pivotal role in the development and launch of key Google products and serves as a key advisor to many of Google’s new talents.

As the 20th hire (and the first female hire), she has and continues to set deep footprints in products such as Gmail and Google Desktop. Her demonstrated passion for consumer products and her engagement with the people she works with have made her one of the most influential figures in Silicon Valley. She has been written about in multiple publications, including Newsweek, Fortune, and Fast Company.

In an interview by Min Liu and Julio, Marissa talks about Google’s vision for Search, ads and apps and personal experiences, lessons. Also find out how she identifies a great product during her “office hours”, which Google application spawned AdSense (a core multi-billion dollar business). Do you know that Marissa owns a bakery in San Francisco?

60th year of India’s Independence

There were many incidents, revolutions that erupted before the First War of Independence in 1857. However, that particular movement in 1857, which also goes by the term “Indian Mutiny” or the “Sepoy Mutiny”, really ignited the Indian independence movement which eventually got its Independence on 15th August, 1947 from the British and foreign rules. The movement involved many political and social organizations and armed and unarmed struggle. Many political ideas also added to the movement.

Few auditory tickles to relax you this weekend

Well, there was one MP3 floating around the internet of which one of our team downloaded. We used to laugh a lot (aloud) whenever we listen to Chikati China the Chinese Chicken. Recently, somebody emailed me asking for the lady in the below audio (Mallu Hot Stepper).

So, here you go, enjoy your Friday with the following audio. Well, I have also included the Model View Controller song.

Chikati China the Chinese Chicken

Mallu Haute Stepper

Sister Stella

Model View Controller