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Posted by Sam Diaz @ 11:25 am
At Google I/O, the company’s developer’s conference being held in San Francisco today and tomorrow, the company is pushing HTML 5 as a standard that can redefine web applications. What the company hopes to do is unleash the power of applications in the web browser itself, just as it’s done with Web apps such as Gmail and Google Maps.
CEO Eric Schmidt kicked off the morning with a 20-minute introduction (Techmeme, Google blog). His overlying message: it’s time. Users are frustrated by the complexity of things that come with the Web, as are developers who are frustrated with plug-ins, different browser support and other things that are beyond their control. And now is the time that companies like Google can advance the technology.