The effort aims to make it easier for programmers to include social networking functions on websites and Web apps -- and for new social networks to launch.
The Web standards group is going ahead with its Encrypted Media Extensions technology despite some opposition, arguing it's a step in the right direction.
The core language of Web pages is a step closer to standardization and a more advanced companion to tackle things like video captions, autocompleted form entries, and spell checking.
In a new approach, two Microsoft employees, an Apple employee, and an independent consultant now edit the W3C's "snapshot" version of the fundamental Web standard.
Apple and Google dominate mobile browsing so much that the Web is being infected with proprietary technologies again, just like the bad days of IE6, Daniel Glazman says.
New community groups are designed to make it easier to launch work on new Web technologies. Some of the first concentrate on Web payments and Web education.
Reaching a standardization milestone called "last call," the World Wide Web Consortium formally is seeking comment on a major overhaul of the Web standard.
The World Wide Web Consortium's fresh blood includes China Unicom, Netflix, LG Electronics, Facebook, and Zynga.
World Wide Web Consortium plans to develop standards to enable direct peer-to-peer communications between browsers, without the need to go through centralized servers.
Since becoming CEO nearly a year ago, Jeff Jaffe has raised the World Wide Web Consortium's profile. Next challenge: build a universal operating system.