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Firefox May Soon Be More Like Chrome Firefox May Soon Be More Like Chrome
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Update: We received the following statement from Johnathan Nightingale, Senior Director of Firefox Engineering, regarding the rapid release process and what role Nightly (and experimental versions) play into the release cycle: Firefox Nightly builds are early, untested versions of Firefox …

Chrome Gets Instant Pages, Better Malware Detection Chrome Gets Instant Pages, Better Malware Detection
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Google announced the latest Beta release of its Chrome browser today. And no, this post was not paid for by Google. The release, Google said improves security and speed. Speed has always been one of the big draws to Chrome, …

Googler: Mozilla A Partner, Not A Competitor Googler: Mozilla A Partner, Not A Competitor
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Last week, Google and Mozilla renewed their deal, which makes Google the default search option in the Firefox browser. The deal is worth about a billion dollars, according to reports. Since the deal was announced, there has been a lot …

Firefox For Android Tablets Launched Firefox For Android Tablets Launched

Firefox is all about some Google this week. Mozilla announced that it has renewed its deal with Google so that Google will be the default search provider for Firefox for the next 3 years. Now, they have announced a new …

Google Mozilla Deal Renewed To Keep Google Default Search In Firefox Google Mozilla Deal Renewed To Keep Google Default Search In Firefox
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The future of Google’s relationship with Mozilla was called into question earlier this month. It looked like the deal might not get renewed, which brought about some speculation that Microsoft could jump in and pick up some easy search market …

Report Suggests Mozilla and Google Are Done Report Suggests Mozilla and Google Are Done
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Back in October, Mozilla introduced Firefox with Bing. This may have been a sign of things to come. Ed Bott at ZDnet has put out an interesting report indicating that Mozilla’s deal with Google ended in November, and questions Mozilla’s …

Google Chrome Now Allows Browser Syncing for Multiple Accounts Google Chrome Now Allows Browser Syncing for Multiple Accounts
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A new Beta release for Google Chrome has been released which allows multiple sync accounts. Essentially this means that more than one person can sign into Chrome on a shared computer and have access to all their bookmarks, apps, and …

Is Amazon Silk More Awesome or Scary? Is Amazon Silk More Awesome or Scary?
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While the web browser space isn’t typically the most exciting area, there is a quite a bit of hype around Amazon’s entrance into the market. The Internet retailer introduced Amazon Silk in conjunction with its announcement of Kindle Fire, it’s …

Amazon Silk Browser Already Raising Concerns Amazon Silk Browser Already Raising Concerns

Amazon made a pretty big splash yesterday with the unveiling of the Kindle Fire tablet and new versions of the Kindle. What many in the industry consider to be the most interesting news of the bunch, however, was that of …

Firefox 7 Download Now Available from Mozilla Firefox 7 Download Now Available from Mozilla
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Mozilla has launched Firefox 7 for Windows, Mac and Linux. It comes with speed improvements and tools for developers to create faster sites and apps. “Firefox manages memory more efficiently to deliver a nimble Web browsing experience,” Mozilla says. “Users …

Chrome Browser Gets New Stable Release Chrome Browser Gets New Stable Release
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Google released a new stable release of its Chrome web browser today, which brings improvements in security, privacy, and graphics. With regards to security, Chrome’s Safe Browsing technology has received some enhancements. It now warns users before they download some …

Chrome Gets Speech Input Chrome Gets Speech Input

About a month ago, Google introduced some new features to the Chrome beta channel. Among these were speech input through HTML. Now that’s part of the stable release. “Fresh from the work that we’ve been doing with the HTML Speech …

Google Toolbar 7 Gives Internet Explorer Google Instant Google Toolbar 7 Gives Internet Explorer Google Instant
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Google launched a new version of the Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer. Google Toolbar 7 brings Google Instant and some new personalization features to the table. “If you’ve used Instant on google.com or in Chrome, you’ll be right at home …

IE10 Platform Preview Download Announced IE10 Platform Preview Download Announced
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Microsoft announced the availability of the IE10 Platform Preview for download today. The company calls it the “first step in delivering the next wave of progress in native HTML5 support.” “We built IE9 from the ground up for HTML5 and …

Firefox 5 Release Date Expected For June Firefox 5 Release Date Expected For June
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Firefox 5 is expected to be released on June 21. Last year, Google launched an initiative to crank out new versions of Chrome very quickly. Mozilla seems to be trying to keep up. It’s been speculated that Firefox users can …

Firefox 4 Downloads Surpass 50 Million Firefox 4 Downloads Surpass 50 Million
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The Firefox 4 web browser has proven to be a big hit for Mozilla. At the time of this writing, 52,204,769 people have downloaded Firefox 4. Europe has the highest number of users with 20,365,540. North America has 16,688,275, and …

Rockmelt Browser Gets New Facebook, Twitter Features in Beta 2 Rockmelt Browser Gets New Facebook, Twitter Features in Beta 2
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The web browser market is as competitive as ever, as millions of people continue to download Firefox 4 and Microsoft and Google continue to improve Internet Explorer and Chrome respectively. Rockmelt, which puts the browsing experience on social – which …

Firefox 4 for Android Reviews Mixed

Mozilla released Firefox 4 for Android to mixed reviews. The above video makes it seem pretty nice, but there are more than a few complaints – among the biggest – a lack of Flash support. “Firefox for mobile allows users …

Firefox 4 Hits 9 Million Downloads a Day After Release Firefox 4 Hits 9 Million Downloads a Day After Release

A Day after Mozilla released Firefox 4 for download, the browser has been downloaded over 9 million times. Most downloads seem to be coming from North America and Europe. As a matter of fact, at the time of this writing, …

Chrome Beta Gets Voice Input, GPU-Accelerated 3D CSS Chrome Beta Gets Voice Input, GPU-Accelerated 3D CSS
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Google announced some updates to the Chrome beta channel, and the arrival of Chrome 11.0.696.16 beta for Windows, Mac, and Linux. New to Chrome 11 are: an HTML5 speech input API, GPU-accelerated 3D CSS, and of course the new Chrome …

Browser War to Heat up with New Products from Opera
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With big news from Google Chrome and Firefox, the browser war has been anything but quiet lately. Norwegian browser Opera has also positioned its place in the war with several recent announcements. At SXSW, WebProNews caught up with Charles McCathieNevile, Opera’s Chief Standards Officer, to talk about the company’s recent efforts.