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The Do Not Track standard has crossed into crazy territory

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The advertising industry wants to change the definition of Do Not Track into something Orwell would be proud of. One influential member of the W3C working group says he's lost the energy to go on. Is it time to kill Do Not Track?...
The Do Not Track standard has crossed into crazy territory

VP8 Could Become a Standard in HTML5

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Mozilla will lobby for the VP8 video codec to become the recommended standard video technology on the web, the company’s CEO says. Mozilla will propose the idea to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in order to have the technology, which has just been open sourced, added to the...
VP8 Could Become a Standard in HTML5

Google, Microsoft and Netflix want DRM-like encryption in HTML5

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HTML5 is supposed to set the web free. Free to deliver and shape online media in any web browser. However, several of the standard's greatest champions want to be able to restrict the use of and tags through encrypted media extensions. A draft proposal has been submitted by Google,...
Google, Microsoft and Netflix want DRM-like encryption in HTML5

With Geolocation Now in Chrome, Are We One Step Closer to A Google Tablet?

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Although a seemingly small step, by including support for the W3C’s geolocation API in it’s latest build, Google is now one step closer to its rumored (fabled?) tablet.This is because, in order to keep costs down and to compete with the low-end iPad (which will most likely drop in price...
With Geolocation Now in Chrome, Are We One Step Closer to A Google Tablet?
Do Not Track: an uncertain future for the web's most ambitious privacy initiative

After 25 Titles & 5M+ Installs, Game Closure Goes Public, Open Source With Its HTML5 Game Development Kit

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Over the last year, it seems that we kept hearing that quality, legit HTML5 gaming was right around the corner. Well, here we are two months into 2013, and the market is still yet to see a single, widely adopted (or even slightly adopted) flagship HTML5 title. However, there has...
After 25 Titles & 5M+ Installs, Game Closure Goes Public, Open Source With Its HTML5 Game Development Kit
Microsoft tells advertisers to buzz off, keeps 'Do Not Track' as Explorer 10 default setting

London Olympics opening ceremony sees 9.66m tweets, beats Beijing 2008 total in just 24 hours

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Twitter has revealed that the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games generated more than 9.66 million tweets, as the first day of the event went on to rack up more tweets than the entire 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The chances are that if you logged in to Twitter...
London Olympics opening ceremony sees 9.66m tweets, beats Beijing 2008 total in just 24 hours
Do Not Track: privacy activists face off with the online ad industry
IE10 on Windows 7 benchmarked: How does it fare against Google's Chrome?

Startup To Cisco: Buy Us And We'll Fix Your Skype Problem (CSCO)

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Tiny startup Hookflash has a proposal for Cisco. It wants to help Cisco smash Skype and is willing to sell itself to Cisco to do it, Hookflash founder Erik Lagerway told Business Insider. Cisco, if you recall, is really worried about Skype and thinks the government should force Microsoft to...
Startup To Cisco: Buy Us And We'll Fix Your Skype Problem (CSCO)

W3C to explore a proposal bringing DRM hooks to HTML

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The web is defined by the free, open exchange of information, right? Not necessarily. The W3C has decided that it's "in scope" for its HTML Working Group to explore a specification for the Encrypted Media Extensions framework, which would allow companies to plug in their own copy protection for...
W3C to explore a proposal bringing DRM hooks to HTML

W3C aims to boost cooperation on standards with China

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The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is bringing its technical and management staff to China for the first time as a way to increase collaboration between the nation's Internet industry and the Web standards group....
W3C aims to boost cooperation on standards with China

Adobe’s non-Formal non-Objection

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No work stopped. At no time did the current, up to the minute, versions — complete with occasional typos and botched commits — of the editor’s drafts become unavailable: HTML5, RDFa, MicroData, 2D Context, Markup, Diffs. The absolute most that anybody, anywhere, ever proposed was that these very same...
Adobe’s non-Formal non-Objection

W3C launches Web standards documentation site

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In an effort to better acquaint Web developers with the open technologies that can be used to build Web applications, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has launched a Web site with tutorials and other documentation that cover most of today's Web standards, including the emerging HTML5 set of standards....
W3C launches Web standards documentation site

Microsoft commits to WebRTC - just not Google's version

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Microsoft officially announced its own proposal for plugin-free real-time communication Monday. “Customizable, Ubiquitous Real Time Communication over the Web,” or short CU-RTC-Web, is Microsoft’s contribution to the W3C WebRTC working group, which is working on a common API for voice and video chat between browsers. Microsoft’s commitment to this kind...
Microsoft commits to WebRTC - just not Google's version
Microsoft persists with Do Not Track default in IE10, builds it into Windows 8 setup

What I wish Tim Berners-Lee understood about DRM

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Adding DRM to the HTML standard will have far-reaching effects, incompatible with the W3C's most important policiesAfter Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee's keynote talk at SXSW, he answered a question about the controversial plan to add DRM to next version of HTML. HTML 5, a standard currently under debate at the...
What I wish Tim Berners-Lee understood about DRM

Is Firefox Headed Towards A Massive Decline? Its Co-Founder Thinks So

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Quora is a great place to find answers about products from prominent people involved with them. It’s also a great place for those prominent people to disagree, publicly. That’s what’s happening right now in a thread about the future of Firefox. Someone posted the following question to Quora recently: Will Firefox...
Is Firefox Headed Towards A Massive Decline? Its Co-Founder Thinks So

Response to Matt's important post about the Twitter API

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Matt Mullenweg, the founder of Automattic and the lead dev on WordPress, has written an important post about the Twitter API. Lots of interesting observations and more than a little telegraphy here! Well-worth a careful read. The conclusions: 1. The Twitter API had a chance of becoming a defacto standard,...
Response to Matt's important post about the Twitter API

The W3C has accepted and published Microsoft's 'Pointer Events' submission

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Today Microsoft announced that the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has “accepted and published” its ‘Pointer Events’ specification. No, this isn’t the sexiest of news, but even if it won’t get your blood pumping it certainly may make your life a lot easier in the coming years. Here’s what it does:...
The W3C has accepted and published Microsoft's 'Pointer Events' submission

Google and Mozilla show off video chat between Chrome and Firefox thanks to WebRTC support

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Google and Mozilla on Monday showed off how their respective browsers can now talk to each other thanks to the addition of WebRTC support. While the technology hasn’t yet been added to the final versions, you can try out the functionality yourself by grabbing the Chrome 23 beta and the...
Google and Mozilla show off video chat between Chrome and Firefox thanks to WebRTC support

W3C completes HTML5 definition, starts interoperability testing

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Long heralded as the darling of the open web, the standards for HTML5 haven't actually been finalized by the W3C -- it was just recently that the international consortium pledged to get it done by 2014. So it's good to hear the group just hit a significant milestone on...
W3C completes HTML5 definition, starts interoperability testing
W3C says Webkit's dominance is damaging the web

Privacy prof to try to break Do Not Track logjam

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Peter Swire is the W3C's new co-chair for a contentious effort to create a standard that will let people tell Web sites not to track their online behavior. [Read more]...
Privacy prof to try to break Do Not Track logjam

After Years Of Extracting Money, Patent Troll Gets Slapped Down

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Here's a great example of how broken the patent system is. Yesterday, a jury in the Eastern District of Texas ruled against a company called Eolas Technologies, saying that Eolas' two patents were invalid. Most people have never heard of Eolas, but it's a familiar -- and little-loved --...
After Years Of Extracting Money, Patent Troll Gets Slapped Down

Google Chrome to Support the Web Open Font Format

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Google’s Chrome browser plans to jump on the Web Open Font Format bandwagon. A note in the Chromium project’s bug tracker says that “it appears that we have decided to implement WOFF in Chromium.” Work on adding WOFF support to Chromium is already underway, though there’s no timetable for when...
Google Chrome to Support the Web Open Font Format
HTML5 specification finalized as work continues on the next chapter in web standards

8 Reasons to Gear Up For HTML5 Now

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While the cross-platform markup language HTML5 won't be finalized by the W3C until 2014 there are significant reasons to get the bandwagon now....
8 Reasons to Gear Up For HTML5 Now

Microsoft commits to user privacy in IE10; risks advertiser wrath over Do Not Track support

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Microsoft has affirmed its commitment to shipping IE10 and Windows 8 with “Do Not Track” (DNT) enabled by default. In doing so, it’s set the stage for a major war over user privacy, and appointed itself an unofficial white knight of user privacy.Feel free to pause a moment and let...
Microsoft commits to user privacy in IE10; risks advertiser wrath over Do Not Track support
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