Popcorn the "future" of enhanced video

Mozilla's Popcorn Maker was recently released, the aim being to "enhance, remix and share web video". Mozilla communication director Matt Thompson told .net that the aim was to free video from being locked in a little black box and open up new possibilities for storytelling, linking, commenting and interactivity. Longtime Popcorn supporter HapYak recently received funding to launch a social video commentary platform, leveraging Popcorn and making good on Mozilla's vision. Founder Kyle Morton spoke to .net about Popcorn, HapYak, and how video will change over the coming years through more social interaction and engagement.

.net: What has Popcorn enabled you to do with HapYak that you otherwise wouldn't have been able to?
Morton: Popcorn enabled us to collaborate with a motivated group of open source developers who, like us, want to define a standard for the inevitable future of web-integrated video. I've been experimenting in this space for a while and headed a project at my last company where we developed a similar library to Popcorn.js, allowing synchronised web content as part of the video experience.

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