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.
“NASA announced Tuesday that SpaceX and Boeing snagged contracts worth nearly $7 billion to ferry U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station. The Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contracts will allow the agency to end its reliance on Russia, which has transported America’s astronauts on a per-seat basis since NASA retired its space shuttles several years ago.” – Re/Code
The Mail.ru Group, which owned some 52 percent of “Russian Facebook” VKontakte, today announced that it has acquired all remaining stock in the company for $1.47 billion. The company plans to “fully consolidate” VKontakte into the fold. [Source: Mail.ru]