Speed kills and the race is on to cook up the most stable and fastest browser around. That situation means innovation abounds. Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox are No. 1 and No. 2 in market share, but Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome are also pushing the field. Toss in smaller players like Opera, which does better on mobile platforms than the PC, and these are interesting times.
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At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, LinkedIn CEO Reid Hoffman reiterates remarks made at the recent South by Southwest conference about the future of the Web. Hoffman describes the history of Web 1.0 and 2.0 and then discusses his version of "Web 3.0," which he says will be centered around data entered in applications by virtually everyone who uses the Web.
"Content distribution has reached a scale that simply doesn't work," says Van Jacobson. The scientist and research fellow at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center talks to ZDNet's Sumi Das about Content-Centric Networking (CCN) a new technology he's developed that could make content distribution on the Net more efficient.
Following the internet blackout in Egypt over the last week, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy this morning said that he didn't think the Australian Government had the power to pass a law to make internet service providers cut off the internet.
At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Neville Roy Singham, Founder of Thoughtworks, makes a case for why the core values of the Internet, including freedom of press, are at risk in the wake of the WikiLeaks revelations.
Looking at file size, network congestion
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff talks about the consumerization of the Internet at the Gartner ITxpo in Orlando. Benioff says the software industry needs to work harder and make transformations faster to keep pace with the changing needs of a younger generation entering the workforce.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel VP Renee James unveils a new MeeGo tablet and smart TV, both running the company's Atom processor. MeeGo is an open-source software project targeting Intel customers looking to add their customized interface to Internet-enabled devices.
At the Summit at Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif., Tony Perkins, founder of AlwaysOn, moderates a discussion about the state of journalism in the Digital Age with Michael Arrington of TechCrunch, Quentin Hardy of Forbes, and Robert Scoble of Scobelizer. They discuss how Apple's iPad could bring back long-form journalism because of its design.