Articles in “Emerging Tech”

AV1 and the Video Wars of 2027

It’s six years in the future, and Netflix costs $4,000 a month. What happened? We continued our reliance on patented video codecs to stream web video, instead of supporting royalty-free AV1. Read more

Mozilla Funds Top Research Projects

We are very happy to announce the results of the 2018H1 Mozilla Research Grants. This was an extremely competitive process, with over 115 applicants. We selected a total of eight … Read more

An Invisible Tax on the Web: Video Codecs

Here’s a surprising fact: It costs money to watch video online, even on free sites like YouTube. That’s because roughly 80% of video files rely on a patented video codec to compress and transmit media quickly over the internet. Read more