The search giant has developed a new kind of image format that promises to shrink the size of Web photos and graphic files down by about 35%. That's a big deal, considering that images are responsible for nearly two-thirds of the size of an average website — a figure that grew by more than 30% last year, according to the HTTP Archive.
To boost load times for websites, Google (GOOGL, Tech30) developed a new image format, called WebP. At its I/O developers conference last month, Google announced that it has converted most of YouTube's thumbnail images to WebP, improving the site's load time by 10%. That may not sound like much, but Google says that alone has saved users a cumulative 140,000 hours each day.
Google has also changed the Chrome Web store and Google Play store over to WebP, speeding up load times on those sites by nearly a third. Facebook, Netflix, eBay (EBAY, Tech30) and several other websites have also begun supporting WebP.
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Inflicting this Bumptious Emiction of Turgent Agnosy on this site indicates a state of being massively uninformed.
One wonders if the small throwable objects with multiple resting positions are at all aware of the annoyance expressed by their disgruntled visitors.
This will all end in tears.
Betting on a 7-inch iPad based on a Kumar research note is pretty much like betting on the time of day based on a stopped clock.
That's those pesky "Analysts" in a nutshell.
How about companies responsibilities?
The plunderers rape the countries of origin and arm and assist bandits.
How many countries regulate and enforce ethical rules for their conglomerates?
Planned outages FTW!
Unplug the lot o' them at the firewall