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  • 6 January 2012 | Ria Novosti

    RIA Novosti joins the World Wide Web Consortium

    RIA Novosti has become a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), thereby gaining the right to participate in shaping international web technology standards and to exchange experience in this area. By entering into this consortium, RIA Novosti will be able to join W3C working groups that are engaged in developing Internet standards. Moreover, it will gain access to the unique technological expertise of other members and will be able to share the results of its own development. The W3C was founded in 1994 by Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Currently, the Consortium includes 322 organizations from more than 20 countries which are engaged in different spheres of activity: financial institutions, commercial companies, software and hardware developers, programmers, IT and media companies, Internet companies and more. Its mission is to develop web protocols and guidelines for long-term web development. W3C is interested in recruiting innovative high-tech companies for the purpose of sharing experience and for the joint development of new web standards and technologies. Its members include Facebook, the BBC, the Associated Press, IPTC, Comcast Cable Communications and others.