Weekly wrapup: YouTube on PS3 and Wii, DivX 7, Blockbuster/CinemaNow, Palm and more

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10 feet away: YouTube lands on PS3 and Wii

Perhaps taking a leaf out of the BBC iPlayer’s book, Google-owned YouTube have launched a version of the video sharing site designed specifically for viewing on a television.

DivX 7 adds support for Blu-ray rips

DivX looks set to continue to be the video format of choice for ‘grey’ content, with the company announcing that version 7 adds support for H.264 video and, more significantly, the Matroska (MKV) container.

Playing catch up, Blockbuster partners with CinemaNow

In a bid to play catch up with the likes of Apple, Netflix, Sony and Microsoft, video rental chain Blockbuster has signed a strategic partnership with Sonic Solutions, owners of the video download store CinemaNow.


Who has the most to fear from Palm’s “New-ness”?

Palm’s new webOS and Pre smartphone has the potential to take the mobile experience to the next level. Who should fear Palm’s “New-ness” most: Apple, Google’s Android, Blackberry, Nokia or Windows Mobile?

Why you may never see Firefox, Opera or Chrome on the iPhone

A report on Macrumors observes that the company appears to have relaxed its iPhone App Store policy in relation to third-party web browsers. This has led to many speculating that heavyweight competitors, such as Firefox, Opera or Google’s Chrome, could be next to land on the iPhone. Not so fast.

That’s a wrap! Thanks for reading.

– Steve

last100 is edited by Steve O'Hear. Aside from founding last100, Steve is co-founder and CEO of Beepl and a freelance journalist who has written for numerous publications, including TechCrunch, The Guardian, ZDNet, ReadWriteWeb and Macworld, and also wrote and directed the Silicon Valley documentary, In Search of the Valley. See his full profile and disclosure of his industry affiliations.

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