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Neil Hunt, Chief Product Officer of Netflix, says that by using Silverlight's "play ready" technology, Netflix can offer most Mac users the ability to watch movies instantly while still protecting the rights of the movie owners.
At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Oracle President Charles Phillips and Chuck Rozwat, the company's executive vice president of product development, announced the release of Beehive. Beehive is an open, integrated communications system that includes instant messaging, video conferencing, and e-mail. They explained that collaboration is a snap when users have all their communications in one system and are still able to use any client or infrastructure.
At the Office 2.0 Conference in San Francisco, Matthias Zeller, product manager at Adobe, demonstrates a prototype of the enterprise desktop client called "Project Genesis." The new software allows business users to create custom workspaces by combining and sharing applications, video, Web sites, and office documents.
Joe Miller, VP of platforms and technology development at Linden Lab talks to CNET's Dan Farber about the challenges in developing dynamic and reliable backend operations for the 3D virtual world of Second Life. Miller also discusses how they're incorporating new hi-tech conferencing tools for business users such as VoIP solutions and video streaming technologies.
Brian Shield, CIO for The Weather Channel, describes the challenges of delivering ever-changing weather updates to users on a variety of content delivery platforms.
Thanks to Microsoft's Silverlight streaming video software, more people than ever before are tuning in...err...logging on to watch the Olympics online. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on the popularity of the free service and the technology involved in transmitting that gold-medal relay race from Beijing to your home computer.
ZDNet Senior Editor Sam Diaz gives his take on Delta Air Lines' announcement that it will be providing in-flight Wi-Fi for a fee later this year. Diaz says it's smart business because users can take control of their in-flight entertainment, whether they're accessing e-mail, playing video games, or watching streaming video.
Some kids prefer video games and computer programming to sports and nature, and the ID Tech Camps were created with that set in mind. CNET's Kara Tsuboi drops in on a summer session at Stanford University to watch these future tech masterminds hard at work on their summer vacations.
CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi checks in with News.com Senior Writer Stephen Shankland about the two-day Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco. From demos of the Android touch screen to details on the Google App Engine (don't forget the free junk food), Shankland calls the event a success.