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+ - World IPv6 day underway!->

Submitted by Sinus0idal
Sinus0idal (546109) writes "So World IPv6 Day is under way.

"The goal of the Test Flight Day is to motivate organizations across the industry — Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors and web companies — to prepare their services for IPv6 to ensure a successful transition as IPv4 addresses run out."

Have any Slashdotters seen any issues anywhere in the world as yet? We've already seen some good IPv6 addresses today from the participants. What other good v6 address combinations can Slashdot think of? has IPv6 address 2620:0:1c18:0:face:b00c:: has IPv6 address 2001:420:80:1:c:15c0:d06:f00d has IPv6 address 2a01:8900:0:1::b00b:1e5"

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+ - Financial Times Snubs Apple, Launches HTML 5 Pages->

Submitted by MotorMachineMercenar
MotorMachineMercenar (124135) writes "Financial Times launched HTML 5 pages in an attempt to ween their subscribers away from iOS app and take back full control of their content.

According to the Business Week report, this is a "strategic move" for FT to get back unfettered access to their customers' app usage and demographic data, and saves them money on development by writing one set of pages instead of an app for each platform, and because they don't have to pay fees to Apple anymore. Going HTML 5 also means they don't need approval from Apple for each update of their software for faster update cycle.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Apple will not be able to censor the app. This is probably not an important feature for FT, but certainly one for publishers receiving rejections due to Apple's policies on content, such as scantily clad women in a newspaper, South Park app and more.

Perhaps this "shot across the bow" of Apple will mean other publishers and content creators will follow, and everyone will get the same content and experience regardless of platform, not encumbered by Apple tax or held hostage by Apple's content policies."

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