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The fight for HTML5: 'Keep DRM out' lobby steps up standards battle

A group of 27 organisations - including the Free Software Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation - have written to the web standards body W3C urging it to reject proposals that would make it easier to support DRM-protected media in HTML5-based sites.

April 25, 2013

IBM: Bright future for hybrid mobile apps

In the next few years, 50 percent of applications will be hybrid, combine the use of native programming with HTML, and be delivered in a native shell to specific types of devices, according to IBM marketing manager for mobile Jon Baxter.

March 5, 2013 by

Google wants WebM not H.264 for HTML5 video chat

Google wants its WebM/VP8 codec to be made a mandatory standard for real-time communications on the web, and has recommended against the use of the H.264 codec. While this is fine in theory, H.264 is already entrenched, and Google itself supports it

July 31, 2012 by

Mission-critical apps not up for cloud

Issues such as network latency, immature legal frameworks and inadequate safeguards for customers to disengage from cloud services mean most will retain critical apps in-house, observers note.

May 14, 2012 by

AWS: Enterprises slow to reap big data benefits

Small start-ups have taken a lead on enterprises in their adoption of big data, by embedding analytics into the heart of their applications, according to Amazon Web Services.As the cloud has grown, prices for rentable computing power have come down, while scale-out applications like Hadoop have evolved to analyse large quantities of data, Werner Vogels, Amazon Web Service's (AWS) chief technology officer, said in a keynote speech at the AWS Summit 2012 in London.

April 24, 2012 by

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