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Notes from writing HTML5 Media

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. This last weekend I finished my latest book for O’Reilly: HTML5 Media. This is one of O’Reilly’s shorter books (about 100 pages), primarily focused at the eBook market, though you can get a hard copy with print-on-demand. The book focuses on the HTML5 audio and video elements. I cover how to […]

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Internet Media

A new nail in the video over internet coffin

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Two stories of interest this week. The first story is about the FCC’s decision to open the so called “white space” spectrum, to allow for new wireless services. This is good news for those hoping for more competition in the broadband market, and has been long anticipated by companies such […]

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Media

Netflix sees Starz

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. In a game altering play, Netflix has contracted with Starz to add the entertainment channel’s movies to the Watch Now instant watching options AND to provide a live stream of Starz to the Netflix web site. This means that highly rated first run movies such as Ratatouille and No Country for Old […]

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Internet Media

AppleTV Rumors

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Rumors abound this weekend that something is up with AppleTV. TUAW first wrote about the AppleTV signs coming down, and erroneously mentioned about machines being pulled. The site later made an update that the machines haven’t been pulled, and conjecture in comments is that the signage change is because of one year […]

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Media

Josh Whedon strikes again

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. I’m predisposed to like anything from Josh Whedon, but his newest, an online webisode show, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog, is the cat’s jammies. The 3-part show is hosted through Hulu, and can also be downloaded through iTunes. The first two shows are available, and the third goes up tomorrow. If you’re a fan […]