Google acquired On2 Technologies, creator of high-quality video compression technology, to improve video quality on the web. (Via Official Google Blog)
A big group of startups have started the initiative IE6 No More to support help to kill Microsoft‘s Internet Explorer 6. The web site explains why people should abandon this old browser and provides code samples that can be implemented in every web site. This campaign is supported by Weebly, Posterous, DISQUS, Justin.tv and many more. (Via Mashable)
The new Google Chrome beta is faster, has an improved New Tab page and Omnibox, allows to add themes to the browser and has new HTML 5 capabilities. On time this new version of Google Chrome beta is only available for Windows. (Via Google Chrome Blog)
Today Apple released Safari 3.1 for Macintosh and Windows. Safari got a lot of faster. Good to see that searching in the source code works and the search string is highlighted again. Safari now allows editing CSS in the Web Inspector. And this version of the browser seems a lot more stable again. The last months I experienced a lot of spinning wheels, especially after watching flash videos online. I keep my fingers crossed that Safari won’t freeze or crash that often.
Facebook announced today that they will introduce new and improved privacy settings that will allow different settings for different groups of friends. Moreover Facebook Chat will come soon, for now not Jabber compliant and without an API.