Google's SPDY To Make Websites Load Faster

Google's working on a new application-layer protocol dubbed SPDY (pronounced "SPeeDY") which is intended to improve how content is transported over the web. In initial lab tests, they've already managed to speed up page loading times by 55%.

While the lab tests aren't the best reflection of how the protocol would work under real world conditions, they are an encouraging start to Google's project. [SPDY via Chromium Blog]