Wondering why Google bought On2, the Clifton Park company that makes video compression software? NewTeeVee reports that Google plans to open-source a key video codec (a method for compressing video) developed by On2. The codec could be used to play video on the web without Flash (when you use YouTube, you're using Flash). Also, guess which device doesn't support Flash? The iPad. [via Waxy]
We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.