It’s been 22 years since the death of the MP3 was announced in a conference room in Erlangen, Germany. According to the people who invented it, it’;s time to put the final nail in the coffin. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, a division of the state-funded German research institution that bankrolled the development of MP3 in the late ’80s, has recently announced that its “licensing program for certain MP3 related patents and software of Technicolor and Fraunhofer IIS has been terminated.” So what will take it’s place? The answer is in the post from NPR.
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