TechFast: Google’s Video Gamble, Microsoft Fights ‘App Store’ Trademark

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Good morning! Here are some of today’s top tech links so far. We’ll cover a few of these throughout the day but feel free to get a head start.

Google Dropping Support for H.264 in Chrome

Link: Daring Fireball

Google drops the widely-used H.264 video codec for its own WebM codec in the name of openness, yet builds Flash video support (not an open codec) into its Chrome browser. Good thing it owns YouTube, huh?

Microsoft Fights Apple Trademark on ‘App Store’

Link: PC World

Microsoft—and presumably other companies that have or are building app stores—doesn’t want Apple to be able to trademark “App Store.” C’mon you guys, just come up with another name for your app stores. Like “Xtreme St0r3!” or “App Shack” or “Appothecary”.

Verizon Wireless & Apple Team Up to Deliver iPhone 4 on Verizon

Link: Apple

In case your internet connection went out all day yesterday, your telephone exploded, and your TV fell in the tub (without you in it, of course), the iPhone is coming to Verizon on February 10th.

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