by Jennifer Zaino The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has launched an initiative to integrate payments seamlessly into the Open Web Platform, the collection of open technologies such as HTML, HTTP, and various APIs that enable the Web. It’s asking for industry stakeholders, such as banks, credit card companies, governments and others, to join the new Web […]
by Jennifer Zaino Make no mistake about it: The semantic web has been a success and that’s not about to stop now. That was essentially the message delivered by W3C Data Activity Lead Phil Archer, during his keynote address celebrating the semantic web’s ten years of achievement at last month’s Semantic Technology & Business Conference […]
by Jennifer Zaino At the end of September, The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) may approve the world’s first Web Payments Steering Group, to explore issues such as navigating around obstacles to seamless payments on the web and ways to better facilitate global transactions while respecting local laws. Identity and digital signatures have a role […]
NOTE: This post was updated at 5:40pm ET. by Jennifer Zaino Today the Web celebrates its 25th birthday, and we celebrate the Semantic Web’s role in that milestone. And what a milestone it is: As of this month, the Indexed Web contains at least 2.31 billion pages, according to WorldWideWebSize. The Semantic Web Blog reached out […]
The W3C announced today that three specifications have reached recommendation status: HTML+RDFa 1.1: http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/REC-html-rdfa-20130822/ RDFa 1.1 Core – Second Edition http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/REC-rdfa-core-20130822/ XHTML+RDFa 1.1 – Second Edition http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/REC-xhtml-rdfa-20130822/ As the W3C website explains, “The last couple of years have witnessed a fascinating evolution: while the Web was initially built predominantly for human consumption, web content is […]
Danny Bradbury of our sister site, CoinDesk, recently wrote about Manu Sporny’s presentation at the recent Bitcoins Conference.
Another announcement by Google this week – one that didn’t get quite as much play as the launch at I/O of Google Play Music All Access and improvements to its search, map and Google + services – was this: Support for JSON-LD markup in Gmail. The W3C in April published a Last Call Working Draft […]
Today sees the launch of Meritora, the first commercial implementation of the universal payment standard PaySwarm (initially discussed in this blog here and here). The creation of Digital Bazaar, the company founded and CEO’d by Manu Sporny – whose W3C credentials include being founder of both the Web Payments Community Group and JSON-LD Community Group, as well as chair of the […]
Friend of SemanticWeb.com and PaySwarm advocate Manu Sporny recently spoke to Tom Simonite about a web standard for online payment.
Manu Sporny recently voiced his personal objection to the W3C microdata candidate recommendation.