Google is getting deeper into the tech side of the video and broadcasting business. The company today announced that it has acquired Anvato, a platform for encoding, editing, publishing and distribution video across platforms. The company says Anvato will join its Cloud Platform team and that Anvato’s technology will complement its efforts “to enable scalable media processing and workflows in the cloud.” Keep Reading
That’s certainly less exciting than Nutella, which pretty much everyone wanted. Heck, I would’ve even taken ‘New York Cheesecake,’ which is the internal codename Google used for the OS.
But at least it’s also better than some user-chosen names (Android ‘Nipples’) so I guess we’ll take it. Realistically speaking, Nutella probably would have involved some licensing woes, though they managed to do it for Kit Kat.
In an interesting note, the company used Snapchat as one of the platforms to reveal the name for the first time. Full News is Here
It’s easy to post a ton of photos from your weekend adventures to Facebook, but let’s face it: there are only so many people willing to flip through your photos one at a time. Facebook might just have a way to spice things up, though. It’s trotting out a Slideshow feature that turns your photos and videos into themed clips that will be easier to watch. Read full news
Two-factor authentication is a great way to keep your online accounts secure, but between hunting for your phone and manually typing in the auto-generated passcode, it can be quite a pain.
Google’s hoping to fix that with a simpler security prompt option. The next time you try logging into Gmail or Google Apps, you only need to tap ‘Yes, allow sign-in’ to authorize it. No more fidgety digits to key in before the clock runs out. Check out the full feature.
Mozilla is experimenting with a new feature in Firefox that lets users log in to the same site with two different accounts.
Containers is an “experimental” feature in Firefox Nightly version 50, which is designed to reflect the idea that people project different aspects of themselves in different contexts in real life. Containers brings that concept to the web.