Tuesday, February 20, 2007

iPhone's Market (WSJ Video)

WSJ video test.

More obsessive blogging about Apple's iPhone that costs way too much, doesn't do some important things, and is locked into Cingular's network.

Actually, this is more of a test of embedding video content from the Wall Street Journal Online.

In Amol Sharma, Nick Wingfield, and Li Yuan's front page piece in today's Wall Street Journal, entitled "How Steve Jobs Played Hardball In iPhone Birth," they explore how Apple called the shots with Cingular and even flirted with Verizon during the development process. They went so far to conceal the phone's design and identity as to give it code names and never let any team work with the whole thing at once. I think that this is just one example of how ego-maniacal Mr Jobs is, but that's another story.

Along with that article is a small video window that I had never played with before. The caption states, "The Wall Street Journal's Amol Sharma says Apple's new iPhone will enter a crowded market for sophisticated cellphones that have entertainment and Web capabilities." Which I agree with, but more importantly for today, is the button that says "get code."

So without further ado, here is the embedded video:

Now, if this goes off without a hitch, it will have been even easier to do than YouTube's crappy embed feature.

1 comment:

Matt :o) said...

Well, it takes a long time to load, and somehow the "/embed" tag always gets lost from the end of the html string, but it looks like it worked! Yay.