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May 6th, 2010

More Trouble for Adobe: Scribd “Betting the Company” on HTML5

Scribd is the largest social publishing company in the world. It has more than 50 million readers each month. Tens of millions of documents have been published on the site, containing over 100 billion words. Until today those tens of millions of documents have been published using Adobe’s Flash. Starting today, they will be published…

May 2nd, 2010

A (Very) Short History of YouTube

In a post last week on Mashable, Stan Schroeder reminds us that the first video uploaded to YouTube was on April 23, 2005. “The video is titled ‘Me at the zoo,’ he noted. “It was shot by Yakov Lapitsky and it’s only 19 seconds long, showing one of YouTube’s founders, Jawed Karim, at the San…