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3D coming to your browser

Is 3D web finally becoming a reality? Are we a step closer to Berners-Lee vision of a Semantic Web? We answer these questions and more in this week's Roundup.

The vision of a 3D web is a step closer to becoming a reality after Mozilla and Khronos (the organisation behind OpenGL) agreed to join forces to develop a standard for accelerated 3D graphics on the web.

Also in the world of web, Google has tweaked its search algorithm to give it semantic-like qualities. Additional meaning, such as people, places and concepts will now be extracted from pages related to the search query. Furthermore, Google will be adding RSS support and extensions to its Chrome browse.

After its latest redesign caused an outcry from users, Facebook is finally starting to listen. Although the social networking site is not likely to bring the old design back, they will be implementing a number of changes based on feedback received.

In videos this week, we show you some of the new features of Internet Explorer 8 and the CIO of Adobe talks about the future of rich internet applications.

Check out this week's feature articles for an evaluation of Mono 2.2, why some working relationships matter more than others and how JavaScript became a browser-war battleground.

— Posted by Lana Kovacevic

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