The W3C is developing a standards-based platform that will enable developers to handle payments on the open web, without getting locked into proprietary wallets and app-stores
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The great thing about standards is there are so many to choose from. Multiple efforts are now underway for IoT.
Challenges to IoT include the need for more robust standards and more power to devices, as well as security and privacy concerns.
Next Tuesday Microsoft will release nine updates to Windows, Internet Explorer, the .NET Framework, SQL Server and Office. Two updates to Windows and IE are critical.
Microsoft has joined the AllSeen Alliance, a group formed by Qualcomm to establish standards in the battle for the connected home.
Google quietly released a new set of Gmail APIs today, giving developers access to some of the building blocks of its popular Gmail protocols. But the message to developers was clear: Don't even think about building your own client.
Microsoft Internet Explorer officials are attempting to distance themselves from a paid social-media effort by an advocate marketing company meant to promote Microsoft's IE browser.
Microsoft is making available for download a first Developer Channel release of Internet Explorer, which provides an early sneak peek of some next-generation IE features.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer team is going public with the status of some of the features it is hoping to support in the next version of IE.
New updates for Internet Explorer 11 are included with the Windows 8.1 Update and will be pushed out to Windows 7 users next week as well. A key change is Enterprise Mode IE, which eases compatibility hassles with old internal web apps. And there's good news on the HTML 5 front.
Yahoo building toward standards-based single sign-on environment that will reach across its services, Internet
[CORRECTION] All versions of Windows and Internet Explorer will receive updates on Patch Tuesday next week. The recent IE zero-day will be included in the fixes.
The zero day exploit reported last week as affecting only Internet Explorer 10 also affects IE 9. Microsoft has released a "Fix it".
The web standards body W3C has published a draft specification for an API to allow web apps to use NFC-enabled hardware in mobile devices.
AllSeen has an open source framework to provide standards for the Internet of everything. To really get the job done, AllSeen will have to expand its contributors beyond consumer players.
Cisco says it has a big role in the Internet of things to promote standards, networking interconnects and industry use cases.
October's patches are described in eight bulletins and address problems in Windows, Office, SharePoint Server, Silverlight, and Internet Explorer. One of the IE bugs has been exploited in the wild for some time now.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has shuttered many web sites, including time.gov, as part of the government shutdown. The NIST Internet Time Service will stay up.
Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the world wide web and director of the web standards body W3C, has rejected calls not to bake support for DRM into the web mark-up language HTML.
The web would be in danger of losing content if it were to turn its back on DRM-protected media, said Dr Jeff Jaffe, CEO of the web standards body W3C.
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