Ep. 1466: Google and the nine OS strategy, and Microsoft buys Skype Video
Ep. 1466: Google and the nine OS strategy, and Microsoft buys Skype Video Transcript
We dissect Google's decision to drop H.264 support from Chrome and go with WebM, we mop up a little bit of the Verizon iPhone news, and more importantly, we eventually get this show on the road after yet another tech disaster. Also, and this is very important, people, the next version of Android will not be called Ice Cream. It's Ice Cream Sandwich, people. Keep up. --Molly
Google's Ice Cream Sandwich operating system gives Android a huge boost, with tons of added features and a spankin'-new look. Come take a tour!
Next time you set your dinner table, save a seat for your computer. A new project called the "Virtual Dinner Guest" connects families across the world via Skype to discuss the news of the day. CNET's Kara Tsuboi joins a Northern California family who is breaking bread with new friends in Egypt.
On Day 1 of the Google I/O developers conference, the company rolled out updates for its Honeycomb tablet OS, announced the Ice Cream Sandwich mobile phone OS, and debuted new music-streaming and movie rental services.
Tom Merritt wonders whether Google is actually a front for alien invaders.
On today's show, Google does us a solid in the ham-filtering department, we wonder whether Paul Allen might have waited too long to sue the Internet, or whether this is just the beginning, and we speculate whether seven inches is, in fact, the perfect size after all. Plus, Internet vigilantes on the loose! --Molly
He pressed for months to replace Yahoo's entire board, but now activist investor Carl Icahn is willing to settle for a few seats at the table. CNET News' Dawn Kawamoto and Charles Cooper debate what this means for the future of the company and any possible deal with Microsoft.
We had a quick olfactory disaster this morning, but we cleared the air and can get on with our regularly scheduled programming. There's more Google news following yesterday's I/O developers conference, and this time the search giant introduces Chromebooks and several new apps to its Chrome Web store.
New to Android's Ice Cream Sandwich operating system? Good news! Here are some essential tips to get you started right.
A plethora of Yahoo-Microsoft-Google news poured in Thursday afternoon. In this second edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi, Stephen Shankland, and Ina Fried sit down to discuss why Microsoft walked away from the table and why Google bellied up.