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05-07-2010, 01:33 PM #1
Another Major Player Hops on the HTML5 Train to Apple
Apple's position on Flash is clear: there's no desire or room for it on Apple's most popular iDevices (at least from Cupertino's perspective). Consequently, if Apple is charting a course to new horizons that doesn't include Flash on the journey, others who want to make the trek with Apple similarly have their work cut out for them - namely, to also cut out the need for Flash wherever appropriate and whenever possible.
CBS, while no stranger to HTML5, is now delving deeper into Apple's desired territory. Anthony Soohoo, senior VP of CBS Interactive, is flapping his lips across the blogosphere today with comments that CBS will soon distribute to the iPad all the video content available on CBS.com. Essentially, CBS is going to pump out "all" video as HTML5, not merely "some" of it.
It should be noted, however, that the decision by CBS isn't an overtly anti-Flash position. Instead, it should be considered a pro-Apple posturing. According to Soohoo, quoted by Salon.com: “When we were looking at the iPad as a separate device, it had a lot more similarities to a PC in our mind…So for us, we wanted to make sure that video was available through HTML5 on the iPad first.”
Last week on MMI, we covered news about Microsoft having aggressive designs on using H.264-based HTML5 for its presence in the all-important web video content market. And while neither Microsoft or CBS are dumping Flash in Apple-like fashion, both companies - not to mention many, many others - are clearly endeavoring to more closely align themselves with Apple and the tremendous potential that comes with being a major player and content provider on the iPad.
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05-07-2010, 02:36 PM #2
Should save them money as well, HTML5 uses less bandwidth and resources. Glad to see we can finally watch CBS from an idevice.Really?
05-07-2010, 02:40 PM #3
FOX, you're next!MacBook Pro i7
05-07-2010, 04:10 PM #4
HTML5 = future, why make flash for iPhone when in five years people will be going "what's flash?"
05-07-2010, 04:23 PM #5
Flash "Was" and "Is" the Future you fool. Maybe not for videos but the adverbs, games (online), Internet Site Customization, and many more. I really don't think that Trillions of Webpages will change to HTML5. No one these days wants to change the language of the internet. Would you like to learn Japanese? Would everyone else love to learn Japanese? Huh? If you learn it you have to speak fluently.. If not then STOP SUPPORTING HTML5 For Gods sake.
05-07-2010, 04:57 PM #6
Awesome, First ABC app now this. I knew and know that the iPad is the future. But only the beginning. God the human race can be so amazing.
05-07-2010, 05:58 PM #7
Iphone cannot support html5 for gods sake.
So this changes nothing for anyone
05-07-2010, 06:14 PM #8
05-07-2010, 07:39 PM #9
I think you're referring to "adverts", not "adverbs" (an adverb is an adjective verb) , well gif files have been providing animated content for years and still do.
I don't think "trillions" of web sites exist, but the ones that are looking ahead, are changing, that's a fact, driven by market forces. Our web design dept has been swamped by the number of clients wanting to update content other than flash! Why? Because they don't want to miss out on ALL those mobile devices that DON'T use flash, including 90% of phones that don't have flash support, not including the iPhone/iPad. As for those flash gaming sites, MEH!!! Who cares.
So the only fools here are Adobe and the pimply faced gamers that can't get a life and get over the fact that flash is not the future, not the way it's packaged now.
Flash is not the future, it is the past. Video rendering through a crappy plugin is OUT and flash games, well, they're for one handed joystick rubbing teenies. They won't be missed in the REAL world. Facts, not fiction. Get over it.
Last edited by Kroo; 05-07-2010 at 07:55 PM.
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05-08-2010, 07:08 AM #12
CBS is a major player? if you say so....
05-08-2010, 07:38 PM #13
Again, another unintelligent, useless, gutless and pointless post, but we all know to expect this from you now. I look forward to the day when you actually contribute something intelligent and informative, instead of your usual anti Apple, hate filled rants, but life's short so I won't hold my breath.
Ignorance is bliss and stupidity eternal. Good luck on your mindless journey.
05-08-2010, 09:52 PM #14
Oh no! HTML5 is going to be the future. Flash HAS to be the future!
Seriously, get a life! What is so special about Flash? And who cares? It's a damn memory hog. And those who are saying that the iPhone has no HTML5 support are very stupid.Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
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