W3C (the Worldwide Web Consortium) has announced a plan to “recommend” (see: declare as ready) the HTML5 spec. Further updates (5.1 and onward) are expected to be given the okay every two years after that.
Hackers who infiltrated Google’s network several years ago gained access to a database with information on US surveillance targets, the Washington Post reports. The purpose appears to have been finding out which Chinese intelligence operatives in the US may have been under surveillance by US law enforcement agencies. [Source: Washington Post]
The Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based startup, which aims to make it easier for businesses to find affordable Internet providers, was awarded the loan from the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The money will go to site updates. [Source: Silicon Prairie News]
Sensopia, the makers of the augmented reality software MagicPlan, has closed its latest round of funding at $1.2 million. In addition the company released a development kit today. [Source: VentureBeat]
Square has revealed a new product called Square Cash. While details about it are still nebulous, Cash will supposedly provide a platform for individuals to pay other individuals cash via email. [Source: TechCrunch]
After Google Hangout’s mobile launch, AT&T Android customers were unable to use its video chatting capabilities. Now AT&T has issued a statement saying it will be able to support any video chatting app by the end of the year. [Source: The Verge]
Dell is changing its public cloud strategy, and no longer plans to use OpenStack as its basis. Instead, it has decided to rely on third parties, making its recent acquisition Enstratius a new spotlight of the company’s cloud strategy. [Source: GigaOm]
Google and Motorola’s upcoming unit the “X” Phone is slated to support AT&T’s LTE and HSPA+ networks. Now a leak makes reference to a possible CDMA model in the works, making it available to both Sprint and Verizon. [Source: BGR]
How many Tumblr pages contain porn? According to an analysis by web measurement firm Similar Group, out of the 200,000 most-visited domains on Tumblr 22,775 of them are considered “adult”. So now you know. [Source: TechCrunch]
Luke Wroblewski is the first recorded case of person losing his/her Google Glass. To make matters worse, Wroblewski was using it to develop Glassware and had many accounts synced to the piece of hardware. [Source: VentureBeat]
Fast Company reports that Not Another Bill, a subscription e-commerce service that, like so many others, promises to “bring a bit of magic back to the postal service,” has launched. So if you have yet to find joy in getting the mail from Dollar Shave Club, or Birchbox, or any other “you subscribe, we ship” service, well, your options have just expanded.