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Web Standards News & Analysis

WebRTC Video Decision Delayed, Stalling Development

A closely followed Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting in Vancouver last week took an anticlimactic and mysterious turn. Committee members failed to reach a consensus on an important component of the new web-based communications standards called WebRTC.

RTC stands for Real Time Communication. The stakes are high because several large technology vendors with large communications businesses went into the meeting jostling for position of their respective video streaming technologies.

WebRTC, Video Codecs and Why You Should Care

Right now, a bunch of nerds on the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in Vancouver are making big decisions about the next big wave in web communications standards. And these decisions will have a big impact on some of the largest technology companies, for many years to come.

Web and Mobile Interest Group Emerges from W3C to Further Mobile Web Initiative

Mobile Enterprise,In Mobile Device World, Web Interest Group Emerges

Everyone’s on the move these days -- the mobile Web movement that is. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is, too, and is adding more depth to its mission for increased Web technology for mobile apps.

Proposed W3C Standard for e-Commerce Customer Data Moves Forward

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Wouldn’t life be easier if the customer data from website transactions was standardized? That’s the idea behind an effort from an industry group that includes Adobe, Google, IBM and Best Buy. 

Will 2013 Be the Year that HTML5 Takes Over?

What does 2013 hold for the future of HTML5? If predictions by industry analysts are correct, mobile will be its calling card. And rightly so -- HTML5 has the power to help smartphones, feature phones, tablets, notebooks, desktop PCs, televisions and vehicles come together through cloud services.

Using Web Tracking to Track Down Hackers #blackhat

There’s not really much you can do about web tracking, so you might as well figure out how you can take advantage of it.

This was the theme of Web Tracking for You, a session at the tenth Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas presented by Gregory Fleischer.

What is Do Not Track? Web Standards and Privacy Under Scrutiny

Twenty-first century technology may be considered our servant, but the question of who exactly it serves is one that is coming up more and more as we advance into the Internet age. As far reaching in so many people’s lives as the Web tends to be, fundamental questions about privacy have not yet been answered.

Open Data Standard for the Web Takes a Step Forward

If you have ever thought, “If I was defining standards, I would have never done it that way.” Here is your chance. Open standards organization the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) announced it is accepting participants for its newly created technical committee, the OASIS Open Data Protocol (OData) Technical Committee. The committee will be responsible for developing the first OASIS version of the OData standard.

A Summary of W3C Mobile Web Application Standards

 w3c-logo.JPGAlthough the standards organizations are notoriously slow, somehow, it can seem almost impossible to keep up with long list of technologies the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) suggests, develops and approves. If you’ve been wishing for some sort of quick guide to the many standards the organization has developed, today’s your lucky day.

Using Web Standards to Create a Great Mobile Experience

Mobile is a rapidly evolving medium, with a constantly expanding range of devices. As a result, designing for mobile sites can be particularly challenging -- even more so given the need to keep your brand strong by maintaining cross-channel consistency.

Open Standards: The Future of OpenSocial 2.0

OpenSocial is to Google as OpenGraph is to Facebook. Some might say that’s all you need to know about OpenSocial 2.0. But as leading technologists and innovators takes sides for and against it, there is much more to the story.

W3Conf: A Practical Standards for Web Professionals Conference

w3c_conference_logo.jpgThe World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is holding its first ever conference in November. If you're interested in the latest news on HTML5 and the open web platform, mark your calendars and book it to Seattle.

W3C Announces Work on 'Do Not Track' Standard

W3C Announces Work on 'Do Not Track' Standard This year, almost every browser implemented a "do not track"  feature, prompted by privacy-conscious consumers and the Do Not Track list proposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Now the concept is gaining even more support. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has announced a standardization effort for user web privacy.

StumbleUpon Delivers Half of Traffic, Challenges Marketing Strategies

stumbleupon-logosmall.jpgHow do you use Stumbleupon? The discovery engine is reportedly responsible for delivering more than half of all social media referral traffic in the U.S. -- even more than Facebook and Twitter. What does this mean and why should you care?

W3C Launches New Service for Participation

W3C Launches New Services for ParticipationLast week, W3C’s Authoring Tool Accessibility Guideline Working Group released new working drafts of two documents focused on web development tools and accessibility. Today, W3C announced an agile track for developers and businesses to create Web technology within W3C's international community of experts. In other words -- diversity breeds innovation; anyone may apply.

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