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- W3C Starts Work on Something That Looks like the WordPress Pingback System
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released a first Public Working Draft of the Webmention specification, something that in theory looks exactly like the WordPress Pingback system. The concept is simple and tries to put some order in the mess that's currently online when it comes to interconnecting content across different sites. "Webmention is a simple way to notify any...
- End of an Era: Yahoo! Goes Up for Sale
Yahoo!'s Board of Directors has announced it formed a Strategic Review Committee of independent directors who are tasked with "exploring strategic alternatives" alongside its existing management structure. Put in simpler words, Yahoo! is looking for a buyer, and the company hired a group of former Silicon Valley execs and lawyers to search and field offers for a possible acquisition. Just days prior this announcement, the company also laid off 15% of its staff (~1,600 em...
- Google Receives a New Patent, Get Ready for More Disguised Advertising
This past week, Google was awarded a new patent that will make the company the legal owner of technology that inserts polls inside search results. The
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