Let's face it, posting and viewing video on the Web is becoming extremely popular, and smart companies that can actually compete in the Web video race are scrambling to get a piece of the pie.
A recent story from CNET Networks' News.com highlights Microsoft's newest weapon for playing media files and displaying interactive Web applications: Silverlight. Click here to read the story ("Microsoft sheds light on Flash rival").
Here's an excerpt from the article:
Microsoft on Monday plans to launch Silverlight, a Web browser plug-in for playing media files and running interactive Web applications.
The introduction of Silverlight at a media and entertainment conference is part of Microsoft's plans to dethrone Adobe's Flash Player for Web video.
If you'd like to read some additional slants on Silverlight, check out these links to other news sources:
- Microsoft Unveils Silverlight as Flash Killer (PC World)
- Microsoft to shed more light on Silverlight (InfoWorld)
- Is Microsoft's Silverlight likely to shine? (Computerworld)
- Microsoft unveils Silverlight, takes on Adobe (Reuters)
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