Google Launches Zopfli To Compress Data More Densely And Make Web Pages Load Faster

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http://techcrunch.com – Google just launched Zopfli, a new open source compression algorithm that can compress web content about three to eight percent more densely (PDF) than the standard zlib library. Because Zopfli is compatible with the decompression algorithms that are already part of all modern web browser. Using Google’s new algorithm and library on a server could lead to faster data transmission speeds and lower web page latencies, which would ultimately make the web a little bit faster. The new algorithm, which Zurich-based Google engineer Lode Vandevenne created as a 20% project, is an implementation (IT news)