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Mozilla, BBC Team Up To Improve The Web

Mozilla, BBC Team Up To Improve The Web

By Zach Walton November 25, 2013

The Web is arguably the most important invention of the modern era. It’s a shame then that more organizations are not out there helping people learn how to get the most out of it. The organizations that are supporting humanity’s …

Port C++ To HTML5 With Emscripten Port C++ To HTML5 With Emscripten

Mozilla turned some heads last week when they announced BrowserQuest, an HTML5 powered MMO that runs in any compatible browser. That was just the beginning of the potential for HTML5 to power games and other applications in-browser. Of course, BrowserQuest …

Mozilla Is More Than Just Firefox Mozilla Is More Than Just Firefox

Christian Heilmann, a self professed developer evangelist working for Mozilla, recently gave a talk at New Work City for MDN Hack Day. The 25-minute talk touches upon what the Web is and what Mozilla is doing to keep the Web …

Google Shows Off What Chrome Can Do Google Shows Off What Chrome Can Do

Computer science arguments are always the cutest things. Take for instance Alex Komoroske, product manager for the Chromium Project at Google. He had an argument with a friend over whether the Web platform, we can assume he means Chrome in …

Mozilla Urging Others To Adopt Open Web Standards Mozilla Urging Others To Adopt Open Web Standards

Mozilla has always been one of the largest supporters of open web standards including HTML5. They made their support more official this week with a pair of announcements at Barcelona. According to the Mozilla blog, the company said it will …

SOPA Update: Introducing OPEN and Twitter Reaction SOPA Update: Introducing OPEN and Twitter Reaction
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No, the SOPA battles have not gone away, in fact, in the houses of the United States government, they are still going strong, something the newly-launched OPEN Act counterpoint demonstrates quite clearly. Drafted by SOPA/PIPA opponents Senator Ron Wyden and …

Google Sacrifices Search Quality to Preserve Open Web Google Sacrifices Search Quality to Preserve Open Web
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Google has pulled its search engine at google.kz out of Kazakhstan, where the country’s government is requiring all .kz domain names to be operated from servers located in the country. Now when you go to google.kz, you’re redirected to google.com/webhp?hl=kk. …

Web’s Inventor “Disturbed” By Current State of Creation
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The inventor of the web is not thrilled with the current state of his creation or the direction it’s taking. Tim Berners-Lee has released a new report at Scientific American, entitled Long Live the Web: A Call for Continued Open Standards and Neutrality, with the subtitle: "The Web is critical not merely to the digital revolution but to our continued prosperity—and even our liberty. Like democracy itself, it needs defending."

Open Web Challenged By Misuse of the Word “Open”
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In a recent article, we looked at how open web developers are trying to make social media better for you, the user. We’ve talked to Google’s Open Web advocate Chris Messina a number of times recently. He’s instrumental in the open web movement.

How Open Web Developers Are Trying to Make Social Media Better for You, the User
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Last week, a new open protocol called OExchange was released with the aim of simplifying sharing. Right out of the door, it had names like Google, Microsoft, and LinkedIn signed on. WebProNews spoke with Google’s Open Web advocate, Chris Messina about how the protocol could benefit businesses and site owners.

What the OExchange Protocol Means for Site Owners
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This week a new open protocol to simplify sharing, called OExchange was introduced. It was released by Clearspring Technologies, with support from Google, Microsoft, and LinkedIn. We talked with Google’s Open Web advocate Chris Messina about how the protocol can benefit site owners and businesses.

First, to get an idea of what OExhcange is about, the announcement sums it up this way:

Funding and Offers Pour In for Facebook Alternative
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Diaspora has been getting a great deal of attention as reports come out about interest in Facebook account deletion. Facebook’s Open Graph initiative, which has been criticized a great deal for being the opposite of open, has had people considering different options, and one of those options is Diaspora.

How Absorbed by Facebook is the Web Going to Get?
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Facebook’s developer conference F8 doesn’t begin until Wednesday, but there is already plenty of news about the company’s plans coming out, and those plans reportedly involve Facebook consuming even more of your web experience.

Are you comfortable with Facebook dominating more of your online experience? Tell us what you think.


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Social Media May Get Much More Convenient for Businesses
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As we reported last week, some significant news was announced regarding the open web, and the direction social networking is headed in. Cliqset and Status.net announced that for the first time ever, the users of two independent, public web entities are able to communicate with each other, without being on the same service as the person they are communicating with.

The Next Big Thing in Social Media – Using Your Brain
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What’s the next big thing in social media? Is it Google Buzz? Is it Chat Roulette? Is it Foursquare? Is it Gowalla? Is it something you won’t hear about until tomorrow, next week, or next year? While it is certainly a good idea to be aware of trends, it’s also important for businesses not to get to fixated on them, and go rushing into things that may or may not make sense for them.

Shiny Object Syndrome

First Open Cross-Communication Between Social Networks?

Cliqset shared some pretty interesting news with WebProNews today. They say that for the first time ever, the users of two independent, public web entities are able to communicate with each other, without being on the same service as the person they are communicating with. Cliqset and Status.net have accomplished this using Salmon, but this isn’t just big news for these two services. It’s big news for the open web.

Topic of Net Neutrality Gains Momentum
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Net neutrality is a hot issue among groups such as public interest groups, Internet startups, and even political groups; however, recent developments have added to the popularity.