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Google Ends AdWords Support For Old Versions of IE

Google Ends AdWords Support For Old Versions of IE

Earlier this month, Microsoft ended its support for older versions of Internet Explorer, including 8, 9, and 19. Support ended on the 12th. On the 11th, we looked at a survey from Manta, which found that a whopping 61% of small business owners who use Internet Explorer were still using version 10 or older. Google announced on Wednesday that it …

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Chrome Gets Some Updates (Including An Important One on iOS)

Chrome Gets Some Updates (Including An Important One on iOS)

Google announced the newest release of Chrome, which includes some significant updates. “In this release, we’re updating Chrome for iOS to UKWebView (Apple’s rendering engine). The highlight here is that Chrome will crash 70% less, and have a ton of performance and stability improvements,” a spokesperson for Google tells WebProNews. “We’re also introducing a data-saving Chrome extension for desktop Chrome …

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Facebook Tests New Mobile Browsing Experience

Facebook Tests New Mobile Browsing Experience

Facebook has been testing a new browsing experience from its mobile app that puts it more in line with an actual web browser. TheNextWeb points to a screen cap from Henry Wilmer on Twitter, noting that others have mentioned it over the past couple of months. @MattNavarra is this in-app browser new to the @facebook app? pic.twitter.com/aIhYSp2kC9 — Henry Wilmer …

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Google Adding Cast Functionality Into Chrome

Google Adding Cast Functionality Into Chrome

Google appears to be in the early stages of making its cast technology part of its Chrome browser. Currently, Chromecast users have to use the Google Cast extension to be able to cast browser tabs, but may change in future versions of Chrome. Google Chromium evangelist François Beaufort writes on Google+ (via The Verge): The chromium team is currently experimenting …

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A Lot of Small Businesses Still Using IE Versions Microsoft Is Ending Support For

A Lot of Small Businesses Still Using IE Versions Microsoft Is Ending Support For

Microsoft recently announced that it would stop supporting older versions of Internet Explorer, which means a lot of businesses are going to need to take action very soon. A survey from Manta finds that 61% of small business owners who use Internet Explorer are still using version 10 or older, which are those that Microsoft stops supporting on Tuesday. “With …

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Microsoft Is About To Stop Supporting Older Versions of Internet Explorer

Microsoft Is About To Stop Supporting Older Versions of Internet Explorer

Next week, Microsoft will stop supporting older versions of Internet Explorer including 8,9, and 10. The company announced that support will end on January 12. In a post on its website (via Neowin), Microsoft says: Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical supports and security updates. …

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Chrome on Android Aims To Save You More Data

Chrome on Android Aims To Save You More Data

Google is going to remove most of a webpage’s images when you load it in the Chrome browser on Android on a slow connection. This way, you won’t use up all of the data on your plan just trying to load something that’s taking forever. The feature is an extension of the Data Saver feature that Chrome has had for …

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Firefox for iOS Now Available To All

Firefox for iOS Now Available To All

Mozilla announced that its Firefox browser is now available for iOS worldwide. It supports iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. The browser made its iOS debut in September in New Zealand, but has now expanded to everywhere else. Mozilla says in a blog post: Firefox for iOS lets you take your favorite browser with you wherever you go with the …

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Chrome For iOS Gets Multitasking, Shopping Improvements

Chrome For iOS Gets Multitasking, Shopping Improvements

Chrome for iOS is getting a couple of new improvements, Google announced on Friday. For the iPad in particular, the browser is now better for multitasking. “Often on the web, we’re doing a ton of things at once — reading up on an exotic travel location, catching up on social media or booking a hotel,” says product manager AbdelKarim Mardini. …

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Yahoo Tries Another Aggressive Tactic To Get People To Change Default Search

Yahoo is pretty serious about trying to get users to choose its search engine as their default experience. Since last fall, we’ve seen the company try a variety of strategies. Now, they’re even trying to get people to switch to Yahoo when they…install Java updates. That’s the word form The Wall Street Journal, which reports that the company announced a …

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Chrome Tries To Keep Flash From Draining Your Laptop Battery

Google made a pretty interesting and unexpected announcement about how Chrome will start working to save the battery life of your laptop. How will it do this? By pausing Flash. Google software engineer Tommy Li explains: Adobe Flash allows web pages to display rich content—but sometimes that can put a squeeze on your laptop’s battery. So we’ve been working with …

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Yahoo Emails Users To Tell Them To Stay Safe With Firefox

Yahoo really wants its users to to “stay secure & protected across the web,” and thinks the best course of action for them to attain such security is to get Firefox. At least that’s the message the company is sending Yahoo Mail users: As you can see, the message is strictly in the interest of users’ safety. “Firefox is loaded …

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Is Google Looking Desperate in Firefox?

Google is getting louder about wanting Firefox users to switch their default browser back to its search engine. As you may know, Mozilla replaced Google with Yahoo as the default search provider in Firefox in the United States back in November. This led to Yahoo gaining some market share in the months after. Unfortunately for Yahoo, that growth seems to …

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Firefox Deal Continues To Help Yahoo, Hurt Google

In November, Yahoo and Mozilla entered a partnership that made Yahoo the default search experience on Firefox, replacing Google, which had held the spot for the past decade. The deal showed some great early results for Yahoo in terms of search market share, but the question about whether or not people would switch back to Google remained. So far, it …

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Report Looks At Yahoo Firefox Deal’s Impact On Paid Search

In November, Yahoo and Mozilla announced a new partnership, which would make Yahoo the default search experience in the Firefox browser beginning with version 34, which was released in early December. On Thursday, Merkle | RKG released its Digital Marketing Report for Q4 2014 (download page) looking at performance data and trends for Google, Yahoo, and Bing. It looks at …

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Google Shows Concern Over Firefox Switch To Yahoo

As you may know, Yahoo recently became the default search engine in Mozilla’s Firefox browser after Google had held the spot for a decade. As Yahoo’s search market share has already benefited from the switch, Google is telling Firefox users to switch back. On Wednesday, Google tweeted this helpful little video demonstrating how to change the default search experience, in …

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Firefox 35 Features Improved Video Chat With Firefox Hello

Mozilla just launched Firefox 35, which includes improvements to its video chat offering. Firefox Hello was first introduced in testing in October. New functionality has been added to make it available for primetime in Firefox 35. Mozila is dubbing it “a simpler way to communicate”. It lets you make video calls to anyone using a WebRTC-enabled browser (like Firefox, Chrome, …

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Yahoo Up, Google Down After Firefox Switch

Well, it looks like that deal Yahoo struck with Mozilla is making a pretty significant difference in the U.S. search market. Obviously Google is still dominating by a very wide margin, but since the deal went into effect, Yahoo has reached its highest share of that market since 2009, while Google is down. Do you think this will turn into …

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Microsoft Reportedly Working On New Browser

Microsoft has a new web browser in the works, according to a new report. ZDNet reports, citing more than one source, that Microsoft is building a new browser, codenamed Spartan, which is separate from Internet Explorer. Spartan, according to the report, would be part of Windows 10. Mary Jo Foley reports: Spartan is still going to use Microsoft’s Chakra JavaScript …

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Google Is Shutting Down The Google Earth API

Google announced that it will stop offering its Google Earth API a year from now. The company says it’s going away for security reasons, and in accordance with its policy, will offer it for another year before turning it off. Google had this to say on its Geo Developers blog: Over six years ago we introduced the Google Earth API, …

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Yahoo Tells Users To ‘Upgrade’ To Firefox

As you may know, Yahoo recently secured a five-year deal with Mozilla to become the default search engine for the Firefox web browser in the U.S. This went into effect with the latest Firefox release, which was launched last week. Now, Yahoo is going so far as to tell users on its various web properties, including its popular homepage, to …

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Mozilla Is Working On Firefox For iOS

A lot of things seem to be changing in Firefox Land since CEO Chris Beard took over this year. Recently, Mozilla announced a five-year partnership with Yahoo, which sees the search engine replacing Google as the default search experience in the Firefox web browser in the U.S. That alone was a huge move as it had been with Google for …

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Firefox Adds To Its New Search Efforts

Mozilla really wants to give you more non-Google ways of finding things. As you may know, it recently announced that it has entered into a five-year agreement with Yahoo, which will see the search engine become the default experience for the Firefox browser in the U.S. Mozilla has also secured Yandex and Baidu as the default search engines for Firefox …

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Yahoo Takes Major Search Partner Away From Google

Yahoo may have lost its way in search over the years, but it would appear that CEO Marissa Mayer is determined to bring search back to the forefront. Going to head with her former employer in its specialty may not be an easy feat, but she’s doing everything she can, it would seem, to cement Yahoo’s brand back into search …

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Mozilla’s New Browser Ads Make Their Debut

Mozilla announced in February that it would sell ad space in its popular Firefox browser through “Directory Tiles,” which would replace the nine blank tiles on the tab page with “pre-packaged content” for first time users. “Directory Tiles will instead suggest pre-packaged content for first-time users,” explained Mozilla’s VP of Content Services, Darren Herman at the time. “Some of these …

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Mozilla Puts Greater Emphasis On Privacy In Firefox

Mozilla is celebrating ten years of Firefox with a handful of announcements. We told you about the launch of Firefox Developer Edition, which it had previously teased, but that’s only part of the celebration. The regular Firefox browser is getting a Forget button to keep browsing history private on shared computers or protect users from visits to suspicious sites. Mozilla …

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Mozilla Launches Firefox Developer Edition

Earlier this month, Mozilla teased an upcoming version of Firefox specifically for developers. It’s now released Firefox Developer Edition. The browser replaces the Aurora channel in the Firefox Release process, and features will land in Developer Edition every six weeks, just like Aurora. This is after they have stabilized in Nightly builds. Developer Edition gives developers access to tools and …

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Google Drive Lets You Launch Desktop Apps In Chrome

Google announced that Google Drive will now let you launch applications from your desktop computer in the Chrome browser. You’ll need a Chrome extension for it, but this is certainly a welcome addition to Drive users looking for increased productivity from within. Check it out. “Browsers are pretty amazing things,” says product manager Rachel Barton. “Before, if you wanted to …

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Mozilla Teases Browser For Developers [#Fx10]

Mozilla has a new browser specifically dedicated to developers coming out soon. It will be unveiled on November 10th. Mozilla teased it with a brief video on Monday: “When building for the Web, developers tend to use a myriad of different tools which often don’t work well together,” Mozilla said in a blog post. “This means you end up switching …

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eBay Restricts Shopping From Old Web Browsers

eBay announced that in an effort to make shopping more secure, it will restrict site access through older versions of web browsers. This is largely in response to the POODLE SSL 3.0 vulnerability recently discovered by Google. The company says in a blog post: We have decided to restrict the use of an outdated Internet security protocol, SSL 3.0, because …

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