Microsoft and Akamai Technologies will release a beta version of a high-definition video solution for PCs in early 2009, the companies announced today. Both companies are introducing new streaming technologies to make the new service possible.  More details will be discussed later this morning when Microsoft Director
of Media and Advertising Evangelism Eric Schmidt speaks at the Beet.TV Online Video Roundtable today (Oct 28) in New York.  The program begins at 9 a.m. EDT and ends at noon.

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