All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Safari’

Google Responds To Yahoo’s Firefox Deal On Earnings Call

Google released its Q4 and fiscal year 2014 financial results on Thursday with full year revenue up 19% year-over-year at $66 billion and revenue of $18.1 billion for the quarter, which was a 15% year-over-year increase. During the company’s conference call, CFO and Senior Vice President Patrick Pichette was asked about the impact of Yahoo’s deal with Mozilla to replace …

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Yahoo Really Wants That Apple Deal

Yahoo made some big waves in late 2014 when it partnered with Mozilla to replace Google as the default search experience in Firefox. Apple’s similar deal with Google is near its expiration, and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer seems really interested in that. Do you think Apple should drop Google and go with a different search provider like Yahoo or Microsoft? …

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Could Google Lose Apple Like It Lost Firefox?

Google may be in danger of losing a major deal for its search engine, which could result in a reduction in market share. Google has already lost out to Yahoo as the default search engine for Mozilla’s Firefox browser in the U.S. While Google will remain the default experience for Firefox in Europe, that could change in the future. Mozilla …

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Shareaholic Browser Report: Safari Is On The Rise

Shareaholic has released its latest Browser Share Report, which indicates that Safari is creeping up in market share. The data comes from 250 million web users visiting over 200,000 publishers in Shareaholic’s network. Here’s how it shook out over the past eight months: “As someone responsible for a website, you should make it a point to know which the most …

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Google Pays $17 Million To States Over ‘Safari-Gate’

Last year, Google was handed the largest fine for a single company in FTC history when it was penalized to the tune of $22.5 million in relation to the tracking of Safari users. Critics felt the fine didn’t go far enough, but a federal judge disagreed last November, ruling that the settlement was “fair, adequate and reasonable.” Google had been …

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Apple Adds Yandex As Safari Search Choice In Some Countries

Apple is giving its users more search choices with its upcoming operating system releases – iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks. Both were unveiled at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. In the iOS 7 demo, it was revealed that Siri has some new features, and among them are Bing web search results, not to mention Twitter search and …

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Google Facing Legal Action In UK Over ‘Safari-Gate’

Google continues to deal with the fallout from “Safari-gate” privacy scandal that led to a record fine (for a single company) from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission last August. The company was fined $22.5 million. Now, iPhone users in the UK are getting together to sue Google over the debacle. The Guardian reports: At least 10 British iPhone users have …

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‘Safari’ Wasn’t Named ‘Freedom’ Because That Sounded Like a Feminine Hygiene Product

Steve Jobs apparently liked the name “Freedom” for a web browser. Makes sense – Apple’s foray into the browser world could have been seen as “freedom” from the oppressive rule of Internet Explorer. But “Freedom” was nixed, in part to concerns that Apple’s yet-to-be-released browser should not be named after a feminne hygiene product. At least that’s how the story …

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Judge: FTC’s Fine Of Google Was Adequate

In August, Google was handed a $22.5 million penalty by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in relation to the tracking of Safari users in the incident that came to be known as “Safari-gate.” It was the largest fine in FTC history for a single company. Based on the revenue that Google brings in, however, some found this amount to be …

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Chrome Gets Even Faster With Latest Release

Speed might just be the most important element of any Web browser. Users expect to type in an address and get to a Web site with little to no delay. Out of all the browsers, Chrome is usually considered to be the speediest around, but now Google has some hard numbers to show that Chrome really is getting faster all …

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Safari Makes Google Searches Encrypted, Distorts Analytics

Mobile Google searches are more secure from Safari on iOS 6 than they were in previous versions of iOS or from other mobile browsers. Apple is reportedly routing Google searches through the SSL version of Google, which Google made the default experience for signed in users from the desktop last year. This makes searching more secure, and ncreases privacy. At …

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Both iOS & Android Users Pretty Content with Default Browsers

Safari is a perfectly acceptable browser to most iOS users, and the default Android browser is perfectly acceptable to most Android users. That’s that takeaway from a new study from ad network Chitika, who analyzed recent mobile browser usage in the U.S. and Canada. Chitika looked at hundreds of millions of online impressions from their ad network during a week-long …

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