Tech WWWorld–Verizon iPhone [CDMA] Launched, Google Drops Support for H.264 Video Codec

Verizon iPhone

Finally, iPhone has launched the CDMA version with Verizon and we hope the next stop to be India [Apple in talks with Reliance and Tata Tele for iPhone Launch [CDMA]].

Google has announced plans to drop the support of H.264 video codec and support WebM.

“we are changing Chrome’s HTML5 <video> support to make it consistent with the codecs already supported by the open Chromium project. Specifically, we are supporting the WebM (VP8) and Theora video codecs, and will consider adding support for other high-quality open codecs in the future. Though H.264 plays an important role in video, as our goal is to enable open innovation, support for the codec will be removed and our resources directed towards completely open codec technologies.”[blog]

Lijit Crosses 1 Billion Page Views

Lijit, the custom search engine has announced that they have touched a billion page views

“As you can see we were quite excited when we passed 100K pageviews in a single day.  I used to say that “pageviews are oxygen” for our business.  Today we see about 40M pageviews in a single day and the numbers are accelerating.  Although we are announcing 1B pageviews today we actually passed that milestone a few weeks back and the 30-day run rate number is now closer to 1.1B or 1.2B” [source].

Facebook Paid $8.5 million to acquire Fb.com

Facebook paid $8.5 million to acquire the Internet address ‘fb.com’ for internal use by its employees from the largest U.S. farm group. At their annual meeting in Atlanta, Farm Bureau officials on Tuesday said the organization earned $8.5 million by selling a couple of domain names but is barred from identifying the buyer. The farm group uses fb.org as its Internet address but may own four dozen domain names related to farming. [source]