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News Archive - August 2012

New HEVC video compression wins big over today's standard
August 28, 2012
When it comes to very high-resolution video, researchers concluded that a new video compression technology, H.265 is a big step up from today's prevailing H.264 standard.
Jury awards Apple more than $1B, finds Samsung infringed
August 24, 2012
Verdict overwhelmingly favors Apple, in landmark patent decision likely to reverberate throughout tech industry.
HEVC, a new weapon in codec wars, to appear in September
August 22, 2012
High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also called H.265 and the successor to H.264, promises to double video quality for better streaming and higher-res TV.
Google to cut 4,000 Motorola Mobility jobs, take $275 million charge
August 13, 2012
Google said it would cut 20% of the workforce of Motorola Mobility, the loss-making cellphone maker it bought for $12.5 billion last year, and shut nearly a third of Motorola's offices worldwide.
Skype gives prepaid cards a try in Mexico
August 9, 2012
Adapting to local habits, the Internet-calling company introduces pre-paid calling cards as a payment option focused on those who may not have credit cards.