HTTP/2, a new version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol standard, is nearly finalized, according to Mark Nottingham, chairman of the IETF HTTP Working Group. HTTP/2 will allow for multiple simultaneous requests, faster page loads and better connections, and will be implemented by companies like Google, which says it will use the standard on its Chrome browser.
A study of 103 companies marketing Software-as-a-Service finds about three of four don't offer pricing transparency and only 6% offer a long-term "freemium" version of their service. That might indicate companies haven't caught up with trends in marketing and pricing, Bernard Lunn writes.
CDW says a survey of 300 federal tech workers revealed more than 30% responded to security issues such as outside attacks, malware and employee errors on a daily basis. The survey found support for increased cybersecurity spending by the government, which already is projected to increase by nearly $4 billion during the next five years.
Intel has agreed to a $1.25 billion settlement with rival AMD to end a spate of antitrust and patent disputes. In addition to easing antitrust complaints against Intel, analysts say the resolution could lead to technical agreements related to virtualization such as enabling live migration between servers running different processors.