Archive for January, 2009

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Links 01/30/2009

January 30, 2009
  • January 29, 2009 1:59 PM PST
    Better JPEG standard due in 2009
    Posted by Stephen Shankland Font sizePrintE-mailShare4 comments
    JPEG XR, an image format created by Microsoft that promises a number of advantages over JPEG, has cleared a key standardization hurdle.
    The Joint Photographic Experts Group, which standardized the original and still ubiquitous JPEG format, sent JPEG XR to the “final phases of standardization” after a vote at a January meeting, the group said Thursday. That means the standard’s future is more certain.
    “The committee expects the JPEG XR International Standard to be published later this year,” the group said.

    tags: standards

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Links 01/23/2009

January 23, 2009
  • Publicis’ VivaKi unit has quietly organized an ad hoc, but high-level initiative to develop a new video advertising format that could become the new standard for Madison Avenue. The initiative, dubbed the Pool, includes a collaboration of the industry’s top online video suppliers (AOL, Broadband Enterprises, CBS, Discovery, Hulu, Microsoft, and Yahoo) and a half dozen major marketers who in the next several weeks will begin testing five new video advertising formats with a goal of rolling a new standard out by the end of the year – just in time for next year’s upfront advertising marketplace.

    tags: standards

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Links 01/08/2009

January 8, 2009
  • Still struggling to remember the difference between SD and SDHC? Then you don’t want to hear about SDXC, which is a new standard from the SD Association. Secure Digital eXtended Capacity is the new name and with it comes huge leaps in flash storage capacity. How much are we talking about? Up to two-Terabytes, which the SDA figures to be around 100 high-definition movies.

    tags: standards

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