All Aboard… the Highspeed HTML5 Train is Leaving

Thanks to the inception of iPad with its anti Flash slogan, the HTML5 integration in certainly on a roll . First is was Virgin, then CBS, then Youtube, and now AOL all going HTML5.  Are these the  signs that Flash might fade away in a few years?

A few weeks ago, youtube unveiled their new version of its  mobile website ( compatible with any HTML5 mobile web browser, including the iPhone’s and Android’s. Result: Playing their videos is now much faster with a much better quality.

A few days ago, AOL also  rolled out their new mobile site which is specifically optimized for phones that support HTML5.

It’s time for online websites to follow suite, from what I’ve learned so far, HTML 5 has the potential to take over. It might take a couple of years I’m guessing, but it all relies on the user experience, compatibility here shouldn’t be an issue.

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

2 Responses to All Aboard… the Highspeed HTML5 Train is Leaving

  1. Great post, another advantage that pips HTML5 over Flash is that it is less resource intensive meaning to say that as society relies more and more on mobile devices as a form of brand engagement and communication, battery life will be better utilised 🙂

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