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  • Google Starts Fading Out SPDY Support In Favor Of HTTP/2 Standard

    Google Starts Fading Out SPDY Support In Favor Of HTTP/2 Standard

    Google today announced that it plans to fade out support for SPDY — its alternative to HTTP — in Chrome by early 2016. Now that the next version of HTTP is well on its way to standardization, Google has decided to abandon its own program in favor of the new standard. Support for HTTP/2 will arrive in Chrome’s main release channel in a few weeks. HTTP/2 will offer a number… Read More

  • Microsoft Confirms IE11 Will Support Google’s SPDY Protocol

    Microsoft Confirms IE11 Will Support Google’s SPDY Protocol

    In a press briefing this afternoon, Microsoft announced that Internet Explorer 11 will support SPDY, the Google-backed protocol for speeding up download speeds for web sites. Microsoft only briefly talked about this in its briefing and didn’t even mention it in its announcement, but this is actually a major step for SPDY, which is now supported in all of the mainstream browsers. Read More

  • Google Updates Mod_Pagespeed With Smarter Caching, Progressive JPEGs

    Google Updates Mod_Pagespeed With Smarter Caching, Progressive JPEGs

    Google wants the web to be as fast as possible and it’s been working on a number of initiatives like SPDY, PageSpeed Tools, its hosted libraries and, of course, its Chrome browser. One tool that doesn’t get quite as much press as projects like Chrome and SPDY is mod_pagespeed for the open-source Apache web server. Mod_pagespeed automatically implements a number of… Read More

  • Opera 12.10 Beta Now Supports SPDY, Retina Displays And More Web Standards

    Opera 12.10 Beta Now Supports SPDY, Retina Displays And More Web Standards

    Opera just released the first beta of Opera 12.10 for Windows, Mac and Linux. With this update, which should reach the stable release channel within the next few weeks, Opera’s desktop browser now supports Google’s SPDY protocol, Apple’s Retina displays and numerous new web standards like the Fullscreen API and the Page Visibility API. Opera 12.10 will also feature… Read More

  • Making The Web Faster: CloudFlare Adds Support For Google’s SPDY Protocol

    Making The Web Faster: CloudFlare Adds Support For Google’s SPDY Protocol

    CloudFlare, the fast-growing service that aims to make websites faster and safer, today announced this it starting to roll out support for Google’s SPDY protocol on its network. For the time being, this is just a beta test (you can sign up here), but the company will likely roll this feature out to all of its paying users later this year. Read More

  • SPDY Gonzales: Google Continues Its Push To Take The Web To Breakneck Speeds

    Google is obsessed with speed. By many accounts its Chrome web browser is already the fastest out there, and it runs laps around the two big boys: Firefox and IE. But that’s not good enough for Google. And so now they’re also working on their own web content transportation protocol. To be clear, despite some of the wording ins its blog post, SPDY (pronounced… Read More