Microsoft's new browser is set by default to tell advertisers not to track user behavior on the Web, but Apache's Web server has become a new obstacle to that Microsoft approach.
The software giant, hoping to get more developers writing PC applications to use its motion-sensing controller, is offering some pieces of code under an Apache 2.0 license.
Web developers and browser makers were on course toward building the universal software platform -- until smartphones got in the way.
The big stories of this year will continue into the next. But maybe not in the way you expect them to.
Peter Swire is the W3C's new co-chair for a contentious effort to create a standard that will let people tell Web sites not to track their online behavior.
Paul Cotton leads Microsoft's involvement in the important and often fractious world of Web standards, amid debates that underpin how you live your life online.
Microsoft's decision to turn on Do Not Track by default in the next Internet Explorer -- instead of leaving users to opt out -- prompts Yahoo to ignore it.
A two-year project in the search company's effort to make Web sites load faster is done with the release of the mod_pagespeed extension for the Apache Web site software.
Google is jumping on the privacy bandwagon, adding Do Not Track tools to Chrome.
HP delivers the open-source version of WebOS in beta, with the hope of putting previous criticisms to rest.