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Mozilla Releases Firefox 12 With Silent Updates, Enhanced Developer Tools
2012-04-25 05:17:30

Mozilla released the latest version of its open source browser on Tuesday, Firefox 12, which offers a streamlined update process, improved developer tools and includes patches to 14 known security bugs. While most Firefox users will likely see the release as a minor upgrade, since it introduces only few small changes, developers may find Firefox 12 more interesting given the 85 improvements to the browser´s built-in developer tools. "For example, developers no longer need to reload...

Microsoft Controls Web Browser Market Share For March
2012-04-04 04:59:50

New data released by Net Applications shows that Microsoft's Internet Explorer was able to fight off Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox in March from its share of the browser market. The latest data released by the firm shows that Internet Explorer held a total browser market share of 53.83 percent for the month, which was up from 52.84 percent in February. The market watcher said that Firefox held a share of 20.55 percent, down from 20.92 percent, and Google at 18.58 percent, down from...

Google's Chrome Overtakes Internet Explorer Over The Weekend
2012-03-22 04:29:41

Web analytics firm StatCounter said on Wednesday that Google's Chrome web browser overtook Microsoft's Internet Explorer to become market leader for the first time. The firm said Chrome was used for 32.7 percent of all browsing on March 18, while IE had 32.5 percent of the market share. "While it is only one day, this is a milestone," Aodhan Cullen, StatCounter's chief executive, said in a statement. "At weekends, when people are free to choose what browser to use, many of them are...

2012-03-21 10:25:58

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Existing and new users that have upgraded their Internet browser to Firefox 11.0 can seamlessly continue to access GeoEdge's high-performance proxy servers providing access 100+locations worldwide ... with just a click of the mouse! GeoEdge Ltd, the world's largest proxy network, today announced its full compatibility (geo toolbar and analytics products) with the most recent version of the Firefox browser Firefox...

Chrome Browser Hit Hard In Hacker Competition
2012-03-10 04:00:53

UPDATED: Firefox was not compromised in last year´s contest, as confirmed in this blog post. Many thanks to the Mozilla Team for bring this to our attention. ------------- At the 2011 CanSecWest Pwn2Own hacker contest, Google Chrome was the one of the browsers that challengers could not break into. Fast forward to the 2012 challenge, and Chrome was the first to fall, thanks to a team of French hackers who found a previously unknown vulnerability in the software. VUPEN, a...

Internet Explorer Users Also Victims Of Google's Snooping
2012-02-21 12:30:50

Microsoft reports that Apple isn't the only company that has fallen victim to Google's sneaky way of getting past privacy protections. The company said that Google is exploiting the way Microsoft's Internet Explorer works, enabling the company to get past the browser's privacy policies. Dean Hachamovitch, corporate vice president for Internet Explorer, said in a blog post that the browser blocks third-party cookies by default, unless a site presents to the browser a P3P Compact Policy...

2012-01-03 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avant Browser has been devoted to providing the best surfing experience for years. The browser has been recognized as a fast and stable browser with easy-to-use features. Recently, Avant Browser has announced a brand new version which fully integrates three rendering engines behind Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. Visit official site: http://www.avantbrowser.com/ New Features: Switching between and customizing active rendering...

IE Market Share Tumbles As Chrome Reaches 20%
2012-01-03 05:23:58

Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) resumed its drop in desktop browser market share in December, falling to an all time low and trending to drop below 50% as soon as March, according to metrics firm Net Applications. IE lost 0.8% in December, falling to 51.9%, a loss of more than seven percentage points during 2011, the Net Applications data revealed. The move follows a one-month respite in November, the only month in 2011 when it did not lose market share. Google's Chrome benefited...

Firefox's Default Search Engine Position Costing $300 Million
2011-12-23 15:16:45

Google is paying Mozilla $300 million for it to remain the default search engine on the Firefox Web browser. The three-year agreement stretches beyond the previous agreement due to stiff competition provided by both Yahoo and Microsoft. The previous agreement expired in November 2011 and was originally signed in 2008. Microsoft's Bing search engine was provided as an option at the release of Firefox 4 earlier this year, and in October it was the default search option. Microsoft...

Google And Mozilla Come To A New Agreement
2011-12-21 05:35:52

Google and Mozilla have come to a new three-year agreement for Google to be the default search option in the Firefox browser. Mozilla announced, “We´re pleased to announce that we have negotiated a significant and mutually beneficial revenue agreement with Google. This new agreement extends our long term search relationship with Google for at least three additional years.” The financial amount of the deal was not disclosed but it is noted by Jon Brodkin of ArsTechnica...