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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.

Google Launches API for Chrome Omnibox
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Google announced the launch of a new omnibox API for Chrome. This means developers will be able to do new cool things with the omnibox (the address bar in Chrome, which also serves as a search box). 

Chrome Address Bar Could Be Eliminated in Future Release
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Would you use a web browser that didn’t have an address bar? A report from ConceivablyTech.com points out that Google is working on new user interface layouts for Chrome, and one of these would eliminate the address bar. 

The publication’s Wolfgang Gruener quotes Google’s Jeff Chang as telling developers, "There are a number of UI / frontend efforts under way." Gruener reports:

MWC11: IE9 Coming to Windows Phones This Year

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced several new features for Windows Phone today in a keynote at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. One feature is a "dramatically enhanced" version of Internet Explorer 9, which will become available for the mobile operating system in the second half of this year. 

The Hurdles of “Do Not Track”

This week saw announcements from both  Mozilla and Google about browser mechanisms related to online behavioral targeting. Mozilla announced the ‘do not track’ mechanism and Google announced a "Keep My Opt-Outs" Chrome Extension.

Google Launches Keep My Opt-Outs Chrome Extension
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Google has launched a new extension for its Chrome browser, called Keep My Opt-Outs. It is essentially a Do Not Track mechanism that lets users opt out from receiving personalized advertisements as they browse the web. 

Mozilla Introduces “Do Not Track”, Hopes to Make It Industry Standard
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Mozilla has proposed a "do not track" browser feature, which would allow Firefox users to opt out of any third-party ad-based tracking. Such a feature would work by transmitting a Do Not Track HTTP header with each click or page view in the browser.

Alex Fowler the Global Privacy and Public Policy Leader at Mozilla, writes on his personal blog

Latest Firefox Beta Available for Testing

Mozilla announced today that the next major version of Firefox is ready for testing. That would be Firefox 4 beta, and Mozilla says it includes faster start-up time and bookmarking, and that it caters to smoother complex animations. 

Google Drops Support of Popular Video Codec from Chrome [Update]
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Update: Google has a new post up talking about the move more, and answering some frequently asked questions.