Software creator Adobe has released data on the record profits for this quarter, marking its first billion-dollar quarter ever. Adobe is the creator of the popular Flash platform, which is still the number one means of distributing streaming interactive video content on the Internet, and a popular platform for online game development.
Following Google’s acquisition of video-on-demand provider Widevine, YouTube has bought online video content producer Next New Networks. As Google strives to put YouTube on Android phones while also supporting Google TV to put Internet content on televisions, the acquisition of technology and content carries on at a fast pace.
Google has announced the acquisition of Widevine, a company specialising in DRM and copy protection of streaming video, which could help Google in a number of ways. This deal could provide the motive force for Google TV and optimise video on Android devices like mobile phones and the newly emergent tablet sector.
NDTV is expanding its reach from television sets and aiming for our computers and our cell phones. In a freewheeling conversation with exchange4media, Vikram Chandra, CEO, NDTV Convergence, reveals the plans that the news organisation has chalked out to take it ahead as we watch the advent of high speed, low cost, personal Internet on mobile phones and affordable computers.