The social network's CTO announces a new HTML5 standards and testing effort to make it easier to build Web apps. Also: an attempt to reform app payment on the Web.
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The World Wide Web Consortium must better match the pace of business, so its CEO says in a Q&A he'll strip delays out of today's process for improving HTML and other standards.