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W3C and Big Data

The term big data, or to give it marketing spin, Big Data, means different things to different people. For operators of wind turbine arrays it might mean handling the 2GB of data created by each turbine every hour describing its power generation and the sensor readings that are then used to predict and prevent component […]
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Just how should we share data on the Web?

The UK government is currently running a survey to elicit ideas on how it should update data.gov.uk. As one of the oldest such portals, despite various stages of evolution and upgrade, it is, unsurprisingly, showing signs of age. Yesterday’s blog post by Owen Boswarva offers a good summary of the kind of issues that arise […]
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Memento at the W3C

The W3C Wiki and the W3C specifications are now accessible using the Memento “Time Travel for the Web” protocol. This is the result of a collaboration between the W3C, the Prototyping Team of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Web Science and Digital Library Research Group at Old Dominion University. The Memento protocol is […]
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Building Blocks to Blockchains: a Report on the W3C Blockchains and the Web Workshop

In June, W3C hosted a workshop to determine whether there were any aspects of blockchains that intersected with Web technologies, and if there were any specific technologies that were mature enough to consider for incubation toward standardization. We had lots of promising discussions and identified several next steps. You can read more details in the […]
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Exploring Web platform cross-dependencies

Most of the JavaScript APIs exposed on the Web platform (both in W3C and elsewhere) rely on a formalization language called WebIDL (Web Interface Definition Language). It provides a simple syntax to express common idioms needed when defining JavaScript APIs, and encompasses many of the specific behaviors required, expected or inherited from the 20 years […]
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Celebrating 20th birthday in Japan – ASIA strong in Web standards –

W3C20 ASIA is the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the founding of the first W3C Asian host at Keio University in Japan in September 1996. The celebration consisted of three parts: a technical seminar, keynotes and the reception. The celebration gathered evangelists, specialists and experts to talk about various areas and use cases and topics, including future […]
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Perspectives on security research, consensus and W3C Process

Linux Weekly News published a recent story called “Encrypted Media Extensions and exit conditions”, Cory Doctorow followed by publishing “W3C DRM working group chairman vetoes work on protecting security researchers and competition”. While the former is a more accurate account of the status, we feel obligated to offer corrections and clarifications to the latter, and […]
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