Microsoft's Ad Sales Team Killed Effort To Redefine Browser Privacy

After Microsoft killed Kin, stories swirled attributing its mismanagement to warring fiefdoms inside the company. A WSJ report suggests that a similar conflict curbed an effort to overhaul privacy in IE8, with ad sales winning out over the browser group. » 8/02/10 10:39am 8/02/10 10:39am

Chrome Passes Safari To Become #3 Most Used Browser In U.S.

According to StatCounter, Chrome just edged out Safari to become the third most widely used browser in the United States, claiming 8.97% of the market share to Safari's 8.88%. I guess people really responded to that potato gun speed test. » 6/28/10 10:10am 6/28/10 10:10am

Google Uses Free Holiday Wi-Fi To Promote the Nexus One

The Tweets are flying with reports that upon connecting to Google's free holiday Wi-Fi, people are getting redirected to Google's Nexus One page. Smart, sure. But is it fair play, or does this self-promotion spoil Google's charitable act? » 1/08/10 6:44pm 1/08/10 6:44pm

Mozilla Whines About Apple Being First in Microsoft's Web Browser…

After getting cornered by the European Union, Microsoft offered a reasonable solution to the web browser monopoly dilemma: Let users choose whatever browser they want. Now, the developers of Firefox are whining about who's first in the web setup screen. » 10/16/09 1:00pm 10/16/09 1:00pm

Dr. Frankenstein's Browser: The Strangely Obvious Ancestry of Google…

We've posted our first impressions » 9/03/08 5:00pm 9/03/08 5:00pm of Google Chrome, and after extended use most of them have held up. Chrome is fast, feature-rich and stable, not to mention highly usable. But Google's in-house innovations (the multi-threaded engine, Javascript handling and task manager, mainly) make up a tiny portion of the…

Microsoft to Set IE8 Apart From Chrome by Giving It Twice the Bloat

Here's something you don't want to hear describing your latest browser: "epically porcine." Yes, that's exactly how software research firm Devil Mountain CEO Craig Barth described it. Just how bad is the bloat on the latest beta? Well, on a 10-site scenario test, Firefox 3.0.1 consumed 159MB of memory. IE7 consumed a… » 9/03/08 3:10pm 9/03/08 3:10pm

Microsoft Mistakes Browser War for Browser Party, Sends Firefox a…

Just like they did when Firefox 2 dropped, Microsoft has sent the guys over at Mozilla a congratulatory cake. The nerd food was delivered in person and was graciously accepted by the Firefox crew, who managed to hold back snide remarks about the cake's standard compliance and proprietary recipe long enough to take a… » 6/17/08 8:40pm 6/17/08 8:40pm

Firefox Passes 500 Million Downloads, Celebrates With a Lot of Rice

Firefox has just hit 500 million downloads worldwide; it is an impressive statistic and we think everyone who works on the project should get a pat on the back. As if their contribution in creating a kick-ass browser was not enough to the world, the Mozilla team is celebrating by raising funds for 500 million grains of … » 2/23/08 8:33pm 2/23/08 8:33pm