- People are turning on ad blockers because of data-consuming ad tech – “Ads take up just 9% of the space on a web page, but are accountable for 54% of the load time”.
- 1 in 4 online adults have used a VPN – especially high use in Indonesia, UAE, Thailand, Saudi, Taiwan
- Washington Post introduces new Progressive Web App .. or does it?
- Related: Regressive Web Apps – by Jeremy Keith. “”What does it profit a website to gain app-like features if it loses its soul?”
- Web Progressions videos from the day-long Web Progressions conference I co-organised with Appelquist and Natasha Rooney
- Proposal: Promote SVG Viewbox to a CSS propery, extend to all transformable elements
- LRNZ SNGLRT “is a minimalist and energetic entry for JS1k 2016 showing twisted Lorenz attractors with ambient occlusion, soft shadows, a strong beat & clean design.” By Opera’s p01.
- Take the GOV.UK 2016 assistive technology survey
- Smartphone by default – OFCOM qualitative report on 16% UK population (up from 6% in ’14) whose majority net use is on devices
- Ad blocking and site settings come to Opera for Android beta – so that’s built-in ad blocking in Opera Desktop, Opera Mini and (soon) Chromium-based Opera for Android.
- Uber knows customers with dying batteries are more likely to accept surge pricing – “Uber can detect when a user’s smartphone is low on battery, and therefore willing to pay more to book a ride”
- Is the Tech Bubble Popping? Ping Pong Offers an Answer – “Sales of tables rise and fall with the startups that love them”
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