All eyes are on San Francisco’s Moscone Center this week, where 4,000 developers will gather for Google’s I/O conference. The event was used last year to launch Google Wave.
It promises to put a lot of emphasis on the future of TV and online video this time around, as Google is expected to introduce its Google TV platform in cooperation with Intel and Sony as well as to open-source its VP8 codec.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini has been quoted as saying that Google TV promises to be the “biggest single change in television since it went (color),” and the Free Software Foundation predicted earlier this year that open-sourcing VP8 could kill Adobe’s Flash. In other words: It’s history in the making — at least for Google fans.
Unfortunately, Google I/O has been sold out since early March. However, you’ll be able to follow the fun through the keynote live stream available at YouTube.com/GoogleDevelopers.
Here’s the exact schedule of the keynotes:
- Day 1 Keynote: Wednesday, May 19, 9:00-10:30 a.m. PT
- Day 2 Keynote: Thursday, May 20, 8:30-10:00 a.m. PT
Don’t want to miss out on the feeling of sitting in an overcrowded room while watching these? Then you might want to check with your local Google Technology Users Group, many of which are organizing screenings of the live stream at Google offices and other appropriate places around the world.
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