Apparently Microsoft isn't content leaving one potentially important speed boost for the Web to Google.
The company last night announced a plan to improve HTTP -- the Hypertext Transfer Protocol that browsers use to request Web pages and servers use to deliver them -- with a technology it calls HTTP Speed+Mobility. Google has proposed an idea called SPDY for speeding up HTTP and won an important ally at IETF, the group that oversees the standard and that's beginning work on a new HTTP 2.0.
But Microsoft wants a piece of the action, too. It thinks SPDY … Read more