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Google cooks up new open-source video compression standard, VP10

Google is developing a successor to its open-source encoding standard VP9 in attempt to head off competing video compression technologies like HEVC/H.265.

Google developing VP10 encoding, promising to cut online video size by half again

Google is trying to speed ahead in the encoding race against other high-quality video compression technologies like HEVC/H.265, telling CNET that its engineers are already beginning work on the successor to its current open-source encoding standard, VP9.

Apple, Google technology moves set challenge for online video advertisers

Another day, another challenge for online video advertisers trying to make sure their ads are viewed. Both Apple and Google are taking separate measures to remove annoyances from their users' lives, at the expense of online video advertisers.

Report: Google killed project that would have sent notifications through Google Maps, beacons

Google decided to scrap a product that would have used Google Maps and users' locations to send notifications to users when they entered specified locations, according to a  Fortune  report. Alphabet CEO Larry Page, formerly Google's chief, decided to kill the project earlier this year because it was deemed too invasive and the search giant was unsure whether retail partners would have helped Google enable the program.

AT&T expands FTTH network in Florida, Georgia and Texas, reaches parts of 15 major U.S. markets

AT&T is extending its U-verse with GigaPower service to over two dozen new cities in seven major metro areas where it has made its 1 Gbps FTTH service available to consumers and businesses.

Google lets developers temporarily work around Apple security protocols to keep ads running

Google is giving some developers a workaround to Apple's privacy protocols so they can keep selling mobile ads with their apps. Google later clarified that it was not trying to prioritize ads and ad revenue over security.

Poll: 12% of Android users would consider switching to Apple's next iPhone

The next iPhone could lead 12 percent of Android users to consider switching, according to Phoenix and SessionM's mobile insights platform  mXP. The stats are based on a one-question poll that ran for 24 hours last month.

Google's YouTube leads online video market, with Facebook and Yahoo trailing

Google's video sites, including YouTube, attracted the most viewers during the second quarter, according to comScore. Facebook and Yahoo Sites held firmly to the second and third positions, the firm said, with Google taking the lion's share of unique views.

YouTube Gaming goes live, poses major competition for Twitch

Updated: YouTube's answer to live-streaming game site Twitch is now live: YouTube Gaming is available in every country in which the top OTT video site operates, Ars Technica reports.

Mallinson: Apple, Google and 'smartcar' makers will disrupt the automotive supply chain

The recent acquisition of Nokia's Here digital mapping and location services business by a consortium comprising Audi, BMW and Daimler is a harbinger for widespread strategic change in technology supply for automobiles. Smartcar companies including Daimler and Volkswagen admit they need Apple and Google as partners, but these Silicon Valley companies also pose significant threats as suppliers and as direct competitors.