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(04-17-2012, 12:04 PM)
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Finally an indication that HTML5 MEDIA apps are coming from Sony though a few more months away (end of summer?) "Single Page" can be webview from the XMB. "Or Controller" experience would be for PS3.

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Job Description (April 4, 2012)

We are looking for an experienced client side JavaScript developer with experience of developing complex “single-page" applications in JavaScript using the latest HTML5 APIs. The project is targeting a number of devices so any touch, or controller, based device experience would be an advantage.

The ideal candidate would have experience of building media heavy applications for mobile and embedded devices using the latest web technologies, and JavaScript frameworks. They would also have experience of restful APIs, OAuth, and SOAP calls via JavaScript.
Desired Skills & Experience

The following skills / experience are necessary:
• Demonstrable experience of web / mobile apps in HTML5 / JavaScript.
• CSS3
• Restful APIs using OAuth, XML, and JSON
The following skills / experience are highly advantageous:
• Object oriented JavaScript.
• Mobile web
• SOAP via JavaScript
• HTML 5 API’s
• SQL / SQLite

Sony is hiring a programmer to develop Media Heavy HTML5 advanced "Single Page" web applications that could need "Controller support" so the PS3 browser must have support for HTML5 media heavy advanced features. Job post date is April 2012 so support in the PS3 browser sometime after Summer?

Microsoft job ads reveal HTML5 version of Skype coming to Web browsers

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Microsoft is working on a new version of Skype to run in Web browsers, and is hiring developers to build it. At least four job ads describe a "Skype for Browsers" project and show that Microsoft is looking for software engineers in London and Prague with "real world experience developing HTML5 UI’s including rich interaction based on JavaScript."

Skype is already integrated with Facebook, with an app including instant messages, voice, and video calls. But Skype for Browsers won't be restricted to Facebook.

"Team Rendezvous at Skype is looking for passionate, team-oriented and self-motivated Developers to help us bring Skype experience on to the Web," Microsoft writes in the job postings. "You will have a chance to integrate existing Skype solutions on to the web with the support of the backend services built from the ground up using [the] latest Microsoft technologies. [The] result of your work will be used by hundreds millions of thankful users worldwide."

Microsoft closed its $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype in October 2011. After the merger, Microsoft finally brought a Skype client to Windows Phone. In addition to building a new Skype client to Web browsers, we've written that Microsoft is likely to integrate the technology into many of its core desktop products.

Can't confirm but it looks like Sony and Microsoft have advance knowledge that something is going to happen with the HTML5 <video> standard (or it's been noted that more than 50% of the browsers support HTML5 video). A month ago a W3C DRM for HTML5 <video> draft was published. sent out in newsletters. Editors of that draft included Microsoft, Netflix and Google want to add DRM hooks to the W3C Html5 <video> standard. Remember Google purchased Widevine and Microsoft has Playready DRM which Sony purchased the rights to use.

To this point the major players in HTML5 <video> have been Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari. The first three are already implementing RTC to use <video> for Real Time Chat including file sharing....Chrome mentions Video and Picture sharing as well as desktop sharing. OpenMax 1.2 published Feb 2012 was necessary to support a standard API for Cameras used with the W3C RTC draft standard.

Just to be clear HTML5 <video> support in a browser is just negotiation, a native player must exist that has W3C APIs. Opera, Firefox and most Linux/Unix platforms use Open Source Gstreamer for the native player. Currently the PS3 uses a Open Source (for non-commercial use) Flash player for IPTV DASH. For commercial use...there is none at this time. Companies like Netflix must provide their own HTML5 player on the PS3.

The PS3 is using webkit 2 GTK APIs and there is no support for HTML5 <video> at this time and no player that could be W3C API linked to in the PS3; same for the Vita and Sony Blu-ray player.