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Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 – Week of November 25, 2012

In this update on "What's New in HTML5" the debate around the merits of HTML5 continues as Brightcove's CEO Jeremy Allaire says Mark Zuckerberg was "dead wrong" about HTML5.

Now for the news...

Nokia’s new free cloud-based map service, HERE, will be available on multiple operating systems, including an HTML5 version for Apple’s iOS.  Read Original Content

Mobile social gaming platform GREE is expanding its compatibility with HTML5 and will roll out the enhanced HTML5 functionality worldwide in open beta this month.  Read Original Content

Caplin Systems has launched a Web-trading tool, Caplin Trader 3, built entirely in HTML5 to provide support for all platforms from one codebase.  Read Original Content

The New York Times has redesigned its crosswords page with a new HTML5 version to enable game play within the browser, allowing players to access puzzles without leaving the NYTimes.com website.  Read Original Content

BoosterMedia provides an infographic detailing the world of HTML5 mobile gaming in this article featured in me mobile entertainment.  Read Original Content

Brightcove CEO Jeremy Allaire believes hybrid apps are essential to getting the technical economy highly productive, and states Mark Zuckerberg was “dead wrong” and it was “shameful for him to throw HTML5 under the bus because Facebook had an outdated and poorly written hybrid app”.  Read Original Content

Mobile and digital consultant Michael Nuciforo compares the native vs. HTML5 debate to choosing whether to purchase a Ferrari or a Toyota in this article in Finextra.  Read Original Content


Computer maker Dell has created tablet-optimized catalogs and smartphone mobile commerce sites for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  The digital catalogs are HTML5-based so consumers can view them on any mobile browser.  Read Original Content

LongTail Video has released a major update to its video player with enhanced HTML5 support leveraging many of the recent advancements in HTML5 browsers, including the HTML5 Fullscreen API.  Read Original Content

Tylted has launched GameDrop Network, a mobile advertising platform that integrates Tylted’s HTML5-based ad server with an app publisher’s existing ad server.  Read Original Content

ViewTube is a userscript compatible with various web browsers that replaces Adobe Flash Player with an HTML5 video player on popular websites, giving users the opportunity to try out HTML5 video.  Read Original Content

HTML5 Web-publishing platform Wix has formed a partnership with e-commerce website solution Shopify to enable Wix’s users to integrate Shopify into their HTML5 websites.  Read Original Content

Gaming site JackpotCity Casino has added two new HTML5 mobile casino games.  Read Original Content

Apex Studio has released the new generation of HTML5 Movie Maker for Windows, enabling users to convert multiple formats video files to HTML5 video to play on browsers and mobile devices.  Read Original Content

Magic Software’s David Akka believes the hype around HTML5 continues to gather momentum, but won’t be ready as a reliable development tool for the enterprise for another 2-4 years.  Read Original Content


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Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for SMAC, Cognizant
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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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Kevin Benedict serves as the Senior Vice President, Solutions Strategy, at Regalix, a Silicon Valley based company, focused on bringing the best strategies, digital technologies, processes and people together to deliver improved customer experiences, journeys and success through the combination of intelligent solutions, analytics, automation and services. He is a popular writer, speaker and futurist, and in the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries. He has over 32 years of experience working with strategic enterprise IT solutions and business processes, and he is also a veteran executive working with both solution and services companies. He has written dozens of technology and strategy reports, over a thousand articles, interviewed hundreds of technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries.

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