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The company releases an open-source software that lets people build Google's network technology into iOS and OS X software.
On the eve of Microsoft Build 2013, leaked details on Windows 8.1's Internet Explorer 11 confirm that the browser will support next-gen Web technology, including Google's SPDY protocol.
Nginx will move to the latest version of Google's Web-speedup software with funding from CloudFlare, MaxCDN, and WordPress developer Automattic.
Bloggers have spotted evidence of Google's approach to speed up communications between browsers and Web servers -- even though Microsoft offered a rival proposal for the same idea.
With its next browser version, the Norwegian company emphasizes performance along with better support for high-resolution Macs and touch-screen Windows machines.
SPDY, short for "speedy," is a faster and more secure successor to HTTP that Google, Facebook and Twitter have adopted.
A previous version of this report misstated which software was on its 20th version. It is Chrome.
Mozilla has changed its release notes to state that in-line auto-complete for URLs is not in this release, as originally reported.
Not wanting Google's SPDY to hog the spotlight, Microsoft offers its own HTTP Speed+Mobility technology to make the Web faster. Expect more details this week at an IETF meeting.
A technology to improve the fundamental HTTP Web technology wins some endorsements from Facebook, Akamai, Alibaba, and F5. But about that encryption requirement...