On Tuesday evening, I drew a monocle on VentureBeat founder Matt Marshall. But this was no ordinary monocle, because the Adobe software I used to create it was running on servers 3,000 miles away and piped directly to my web browser.
Vidyo already provides the software that powers Google Hangouts on Google+.
Google has been trying to quell some of the controversy that it stirred up earlier this week when it announced that it would limit support for the H.264 video codec in its Chrome browser. Today the search giant published a blog post laying out a longer explanation for the decision.
In a major play in the battle for HTML5 video, MPEG LA — the firm that manages patents for audio and video codecs like MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 — announced today that it will offer a royalty-free license for its H.264 codec on sites that offer free video to consumers.