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Online media coverage of this year's Summer Olympic Games on MSN is shaping up to be a breakout event for Internet TV, as well as quite a big hit for NBC and its tech partners. The network reported 12 million hits and 70 million page views on its Olympics Web site -- and that was before the opening ceremony. Things got even better from there: 62.7 million page views were recorded on the auspicious Chinese date 08-08-08, the Games' opening day. NBC on Tuesday reported 132.6 million page views through the Games' first two days.
No. This was a Windoze and Intel Macs mostly event. Just imagine the numbers if the more apt to use these types of services Mac entire platform was included.
"Microsoft® Silverlight™ Browser Plug-In cannot be installed on this computer. Silverlight may not be installed on PowerPC."
Intel trumps IBM. That is why the praise for Silverlight over Flash. BUT Flash works on all platforms, not Silverlight. They're just PeeCee and PeeCee cousins. Of which I see this whole angle was conveniently left out of the article.
Nice partial coverage. Things aren't as grand and glorious as you make them out to be. Thank you for playing, maybe a gold for you next time. But just Silverlight now, that is if you can run it.