Adobe just announced that the NFL is going to use Flash to deliver live, online streaming video for NBC Sunday and Thursday night football games. You can go watch the games on NBCSports.
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The technology and business implications of the next generation of software, rich Internet applications.
This week I've been putting together slides and preparing for my talk at Web 2.0 Expo New York City.
Google announced Google Chrome yesterday with a slick little comic and a bunch of good ideas about how to improve the browser. Even though I think everyone agrees that the shine of Google has worn off, if you picturd all of the things that should be in a Google browser, this pretty much covers it.
Ubiquity for Firefox from Aza Raskin on Vimeo.I watched the Mozilla Ubiquity video last night and it struck a chord.
Much has been made of NBC's Olympic numbers, which had the rights for online video in the US, and what that means for Silverlight. I thought the app was solid, the video quality was good, and all in all it was a win for Microsoft and RIAs.
There was a lot of buzz around the fact that Silverlight was going to be use at the Democratic national convention for video (my post here) and off the heels of the Olympics, it seemed like a good thing for Microsoft to get into and I was really looking forward to a good RIA experience for the convention.
Photosynth launched last week to a lot of fanfare and it’s definitely one of the coolest things I've seen come out of Microsoft. It's also one of the more interesting RIA examples out there.
I've always taken two things as given. One, RIAs provide a far better experience for every day users and make them more productive.
Dion Almaer blogged this morning about the new GeoLocation API in Gears. As a Geo-nut, I'm pretty impressed with how well it's implemented.
Rich media on the internet could be getting another big win if the NBA decides to go through with its plan to stream games to people in local markets. The NBA isn't the first sports league to stream live games, MLB offers a streaming package and the NFL is going to stream some of their national games that are slated for NBC, but this is the first time that local games would be streamed.