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A new crop of apps from Amazon, LinkedIn and Box.net are the latest to take advantage of HTML5. They also signal this young language already has business' blessing.

Discussion:  Apple and Microsoft have dubbed HTML5, the latest version of the Web’s original markup language, the “future of the internet”.  HTML5 is low in cost and flexible, making it extremely popular to users.  HTML5 is also shorthand for a set of features and capabilities intended to make web sites behave more like conventional desktop applications, which could potentially change the way that we use computers.

Source:  CNN Money

Date:  August 30, 2011

Link:  http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/08/30/why-companies-are-flocking-to-html5/

Discussion Questions: 

  • Why do we need a “new” computer language?  Why do we need HTML5 instead of HTML?
  • How will the development and implementation of HTML5 change the business models of traditional software companies?

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