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What if 'one click' buying were internet-wide?

Nathaniel Popper  |  San Francisco 

Paying for things online can be cumbersome. Even the man who invented the web, Tim Berners-Lee, says he frequently throws up his hands. "Sometimes I will think that I bought something and I press the button, 'Buy this,' and I don't realise it didn't go through," Berners-Lee said in a recent interview. "We are long overdue for a payments-user interface for the web." Responding to the frustrations of Berners-Lee and hundreds of millions of online shoppers, the web's governing body, the World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C, has brought together the giants ...

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First Published: Tue, September 27 2016. 00:06 IST