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HTML5 pushed back until 2014

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HTML5 has had a big adventure so far in getting standards down, including what the official video technology will be. Microsoft used many HTML5 examples to demo the Internet Explorer 9 Beta, and other browsers...

Adobe Turns PDF Over to Standards Body

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Adobe Systems turned over the full Portable Document Format (PDF) 1.7 specification to AIIM, the Enterprise Content Management Association, for publication by the International Standards Organization (ISO). Yep, that's a mouthful. Why would Adobe bother?...

Motorola, Nokia Collaborate on Mobile TV Standards

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In an effort to encourage greater adoption of broadcast mobile TV services and accelerate service deployment, Motorola and Nokia on Monday said they would work together to make their Digital VideoBroadcast-Handheld (DVB-H)-enabled mobile devices and...

IBM Sits out Office Document Standards Effort

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IBM does not intend to participate in an Ecma International standards committee that is standardizing Microsoft Office document formats, an IBM company executive said on Tuesday. As a member of the Geneva,...

USB Gets Standards Boost

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The UTMI+ low-pin interface (ULPI) industry specification for Hi-Speed USB and USB On-the-Go transceiver chips has been made public for the first time today. The standard aims to save design development time, simplify verification and...

WLAN Standards Get a Push

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Officials from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers will meet in San Francisco this week to bring the wireless LAN industry closer to standards for high throughput, mesh networking and secure management frames. Since...

Patent Suit Roils RFID Standards Groups

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RFID vendor Intermec is suing rival Matrics for patent infringement, in a case that could impact which emerging protocols are deployed with the technology. The Everett, Wash.-based Intermec, owned by UNOVA, said Matrics'...

China seeks its own high-tech standards

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DVD? China's trying to do it one better -- with a technology called EVD. CDMA? The digital cell phone standard is so 2003, the Chinese say. Give TD-SCDMA a try instead. Intel...

ATI Sets Standards on Apple Systems

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ATI Technologies Inc. continues to build on its wide range of offerings for the Mac market now shipping in new Apple products, including the PowerBook®G4 professional notebook, and eMac™ desktop for consumers and education customers....

Microsoft balances patents, standards

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To patent or not to patent, that is the question for Microsoft. The software giant has been a prolific intellectual property mill over the past two decades, securing more than 3,000 U.S....

QuickTime chief queries MS standards tactic

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Apple's QuickTime chief Frank Casanova has criticized Microsoft's move to transform its proprietary Windows Media 9 multimedia software into a standard, telling Macworld that "when you are part of a standards organization you don't develop...

Standards group tackles XML documents

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An e-business standards body has proposed a series of definitions for how corporations should create common business documents. The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, or OASIS, on Tuesday announced the Universal Business...

Gator Wants to Spearhead Standards

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Former Internet advertising bad boy Gator says it's interested in leading the charge for standards governing ad-supported software and pop-ups. Redwood City, Calif.-based Gator's proposed guidelines essentially extend common, self-regulatory online advertising...

Open Source gets security standards

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Now there is some good news as the Open Source body The Idea Hamster Organisation are developing industry standards for security testing with the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM). Ideahamster...

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