In my previous writeups on the format wars, all the competing formats that I have talked about have eventually gone the way of the dinosaurs. In this section however, we tackle the topic of the most recent format war between 2 competing high storage optical media. The tech blogosphere was abuzz about this fiercely competetive duel in the mid 2000s and it is fairly recently that a victor has emerged. Yes, we're talking about the now legendary Blu Ray vs HD DVD battle.
If you think audio formats has had it’s share of format wars it pales in comparison with their equivalents in the video world. In terms of video media, the technology transition has also followed a similar curve when compared to its audio siblings
ver since there has been technology around, there have been varied exploiters to harness and improvise on it. This often this leads to the proverbial gladiatorial battles, when one dominant tech slays the ageing and the less fortunate technology. Nowhere is this cutthroat competition more evident than in the high-tech and the media industry.
Apart from BP. the Oil giant facing flack for it's role in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Disaster, another company remains the target of ire of the American public. That company is Goldman Sachs, a 140 year old investment banking and securities firm, which has recently been the target of a civil lawsuit by the SEC
Project natal, one of Microsoft ambitious projects for it's XBox Division does away with the controller for playing video games. It was undoubtedly one of Microsoft's more successful endeavors in 2009. Motion based controllers aren't new. The Nintendo Wii was...
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Linux as an operating system has it’s share of victories and losses. It has been victorious on the server front with more than 90% of all webservers running on it. On the desktop front however, Microsoft has remained king....
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