W3C (the Worldwide Web Consortium) has announced a plan to “recommend” (see: declare as ready) the HTML5 spec. Further updates (5.1 and onward) are expected to be given the okay every two years after that.
TechCrunch reports that Airbnb has closed a $500 million funding round that valued the company at $10 billion. The round, which was led by the TPG private equity firm, brings Airbnb’s total funding to $826 million. [Source: TechCrunch]