Allen Stern is breaking a story that NBC Universal has selected Microsoft for the video player for the Olympics. This is a big win for Microsoft. I’m writing this as Microsoft’s Bill Gates delivers his final keynote speech of his long career. Farewell Bill. I remember seeing Bill deliver speeches at the Boston Computer Society back in the 80s. WoW.
Congrats to Silverlight. Silverlight has a long way to go to beat Adobe. I believe that Silverlight can make a sizeable gain on Adobe if they focus on Hi Def (HD). For starter partner with Intel and get quadcore processing on everything. Memo to Silverlight: get HD to work and you win.