A Brighter Week Ahead for Flash

The growing anti-Apple alliance between Google and Adobe is likely to extend beyond mobile devices and apps, however. One collaboration that is surely in the works, even if its not ready to be announced this week, is the integration of Flash into Google's new Smart TV platform…

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Viewfinder for Mac — a Screencast

Flickr is a wonderful resource, with millions of images online. Like many vast resources, finding that perfect image can be a real challenge. I regularly search for images of products on Flickr, and a utility I use to expedite those searches is Viewfinder for the Mac.…

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For Hollywood, The VOD Price Is Right

The Federal Communications Commission handed the major Hollywood studios a significant victory last week, granting their long-pending petition to allow use of selectable output controls (SOC) on cable and satellite set-top boxes to prevent copying of early-release video-on-demand movies. The studios' push for the new early VOD window is of a piece with those other efforts to raise home-entertainment prices. Compared with current VOD offerings, the new early-window movies are likely to carry a very premium price, probably closer to the purchase price of a Blu-ray disc than to a DVD rental.…

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