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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.