Digital Media Bytes: Last100 Edition

A periodic roundup of relevant news… from our friends at Last100:

Nokia can do UI design after all, Linux-based N900 unveiled
Unlike the N810 and the company’s recently released N97 flagship Symbian powered smartphone, the N900 has the processing power to match its UI and computing ambitions – an ARM Cortex-A8 processor running at 600MHz with OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics acceleration.

Samsung Blu-ray players to support YouTube and Blu-ray rips
The open source format is fast becoming the standard for Blu-ray rips and, like DivX/Xvid before it, the main choice for sharing pirated movies via the Internet. Only in this case they are in full HD.

Spotify on iPhone approved by Apple
With Apple stuck between the FCC, Eurpean Union regulators and a hard place, I’m not that surprised to see the approval of music streaming service Spotify’s iPhone app.

How DivX delivered DRM into the living room and finally won Hollywood’s blessing
Download-to-own movie site Film Fresh (U.S.-only), in partnership with DivX, has secured content from Hollywood studios Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures, Sony and Warner Bros. The deal marks the first time that major studio content has been offered for sale in the DivX format in the U.S.


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