∞ EU okays Microsoft Skype buyout

Reuters: Microsoft secured EU approval on Friday to purchase internet voice and video service Skype for $8.5 billion, its biggest ever acquisition. The commission noted that Microsoft and Skype overlap, but doesn’t think there are concerns about monopoly since other … Continued

∞ 54% of web video is now HTML5 compatible

Apple CEO Steve Jobs made, what some might consider, a risky decision by excluding Flash from the iPhone and iPad in favor of HTML5, but significant growth rates of the standard shows he was on the right track.

∞ Apple posts iPad presentation video

You’ve read the live coverage of Apple’s special event unveiling the iPad, and now you can watch it yourself. Apple has posted the video of the presentation.

∞ Newer offers USB video display adapter

Newer Technology on Thursday announced its USB Video Display Adapter. The device adds the ability to connect an external video display to a Mac using a USB 2.0 interface instead of a video port. It costs $96.

∞ iMovie introduces iFrame video format support

Apple on Tuesday released iMovie 8.0.5, an update to the version of its video editing software included with iLife ‘09. The free update is available for download through the Software Update system preference, or from the Web site.

∞ Roxio's Popcorn 4 helps Mac users convert video

Roxio on Tuesday announced the release of Popcorn 4, a new version of its video conversion software based on technology developed for Roxio’s popular CD and DVD burning software, Toast. Popcorn costs $49.99, with upgrades available for previous users. It’s … Continued