Web apps are still an easier choice for many enterprises to make when it comes to deciding how best to develop for smart devices. Even if they wanted to develop a native app, often times they simply cannot.
Akamai’s job is to speed up the web, but as more companies use alternative DNS services, that can be difficult. So it’s signed a deal with OpenDNS to get content to people faster.
Researchers have discovered a serious flaw known as Heartbleed that affects the security software that runs on about two-thirds of the servers on the internet and could expose user data, including passwords. Here’s what you need to know about it
Venture investor Chris Dixon of Andreessen Horowitz and others say they are concerned that the increasing use of mobile apps means less investment in the open web, and that this could have a negative effect on innovation. But is that true?
It’s healthy for people to react to the knowledge of their surveillance by being more cautious. It means they appreciate the risks and are more likely to want to get rid of them.
The World Wide Web Foundation has set up a campaign called Web We Want, which it hopes to see draft a Magna Carta for the digital world as a way of pushing back against malign corporate and government intrusions on web freedom.
For some, the news that the widely-followed Horse_ebooks Twitter account was just another marketing gimmick didn’t come as a surprise — but for others, it was just another sign of how boring and predictable the web has become.
You won’t need to find or install browser plug-ins much longer in Google Chrome. The company is starting to eliminate support on January 1, 2014 as HTML5 and other web technologies alleviate the need for plug-ins.
Circa, the mobile app that breaks the news down into bite-sized pieces, has added a new feature to the web version of its content that allows readers to click and “follow” a story the same way they can with the app — although editor-in-chief Anthony De Rosa noted that doing this only alerts you to an update if you also have the app. A fully web-native version of the alert system is coming soon, De Rosa said, and so is an Android version of the app.
Matt Yglesias tries to argue that if antitrust authorities hadn’t stepped in, Microsoft would have prevented both Google and Apple from becoming as successful as they did — but this stretches credulity to the breaking point.