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Nov 27, 2009, 03:36 PM
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Link: Microsoft 'worked with Apple' for Silverlight on iPhone, says Goldfarb (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20091127163652)
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Nov 27, 2009, 04:50 PM
Netflix Watch Instantly...coming soon!!

Nov 28, 2009, 02:58 AM
My favorite paragraph in the article:

From there, Goldfarb could not go into much further detail, but the extent of the achievement could present interesting lessons for others who have been endeavoring to "work with Apple" over the years: Apparently Microsoft didn't spend most of its energy talking about it, negotiating, and making its point. It simply made the technology work first, and Apple said OK.

Microsoft isn't really evil after all. :D

Nov 28, 2009, 07:18 AM
"So we've worked with Apple to create a server-side based solution with IIS Media Services," Goldfarb continued, "and what we're doing is taking content that's encoded for smooth streaming and enabling the content owner to say, 'I want to enable the iPhone.' The server will dynamically make the content work -- same content, same point of origin -- on the iPhone. We do this with the HTML 5 <VIDEO> tag, in many ways."

This doesn't sound like “Silverlight on the iPhone” to me.