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Flock Releases 2.0 Beta, Built on Cutting Edge Firefox 3 Technology

June 16, 2008

Flock (www.flock.com), the innovative social Web browser that helps its users connect, share and discover the best of the modern Web, today announced that the Flock 2.0 Beta, built on the latest Firefox 3 technology, is now available for early trials.

“Flock is thrilled to announce the Flock 2.0 beta. Thousands of global developers and contributors have made Mozilla’s open source technology the best in the world,” said Shawn Hardin, CEO of Flock. “Now our users can experience the best of both worlds with all of the performance and security improvements of Firefox 3, combined with Flock’s unique social browsing experience.”

Flock 2.0 includes all of the enhanced browsing capabilities that have been widely recognized with numerous awards, including the 2008 Webby for Social Networking and as #6 on PC World’s 100 Best Products list of 2008. Flock’s powerful features include easier connecting, sharing, discovering and publishing, plus all of the latest performance, security, and UI enhancements from FireFox 3. Highlights include:

 -- Improved Performance: -- Faster page rendering with new and improved Gecko 1.9 Web rendering engine -- Reduced memory footprint over the duration of browsing sessions -- Complex web applications like Google Mail and Zoho Office run twice as fast  -- Security Improvements -- Site security is validated within the address bar -- Malware detection and blocking functionality has been added with visible alerts -- Improved Password Manager reduces the amount of memory required  -- User Interface Feature Enhancements: -- New Location bar auto-completes based on user history and favorites -- New Favorites Manager combines favorites, tags and browsing history -- New Download Manager allows users to resume downloads after re- start 

Flock 2.0 Beta is now available for free download at http://www.flock.com/beta/download.

About Flock

Flock is the first and only social Web browser that helps users connect, share and discover the best of the modern Web. Flock delivers a more personal Web experience, where users are in control and more connected to what they value. In 2008, Flock received the Webby Award for social networking, the SXSW Community Award and was listed #6 in PC World’s 100 Best Products of 2008. Built on Mozilla’s constantly improving Firefox architecture (http://www.flock.com/mozilla) Flock is free to download and use at http://www.flock.com. Founded in 2005, Flock is based in Redwood City, Calif. and has an office in Victoria, British Columbia.