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2011-02-20 06:35:00

Internet search leader Google released a revamped version of its Chrome Web-browser on Friday, touting that the overhaul is keeping up with the arrival of the lunar year of the rabbit, calling the new version "quick as a bunny," AFP reports  The overhaul comes as Microsoft and Mozilla are also beefing up their Web browsers to keep a competitive edge in the Internet browsing software market. Microsoft released its Internet Explorer 9 last week boasting improvements in speed, security,...

2011-01-25 05:40:00

Mozilla's Firefox and Google's Chrome Web browsers will soon include new tools that will allow users to block advertisers from gathering personal information about them. On Monday, Mozilla said it was working on a new tool that would allow Firefox users to automatically ask Web sites not to track their online activities by transmitting a "Do Not Track HTTP header" with every click or page view, indicating that they wish to opt-out of third-party ad-based tracking. The Web sites would then...

2010-12-20 06:05:00

As concerns grow about online privacy, Mozilla is promising it will allow users of its FireFox Web browser to cloak Internet activity with free software upgrades being released early next year. "Technology that supports something like a 'Do Not Track' button is needed and we will deliver in the first part of next year," Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs told AFP at Mozilla headquarters in Mountain View, California. He added that users need "to be in control." Kovacs said there is a disturbing...

2010-10-15 06:15:00

Mozilla announced Thursday that it has found a replacement for CEO John Lilly, whom the company said would be leaving the position this year. On November 8, former senior vice president of Sybase, Gary Kovacs, will take over as Mozilla CEO. John Lilly is expected to stay on as a member of Mozilla's board once Kovacs takes the position. Kovacs will be responsible for "leading the overall direction of the organization and its products," which includes Web browser Firefox, Mozilla said in a...

2010-05-13 06:11:18

Firefox plans to release a new version of its Web browser by the end of the year that will get a simpler look, but will offer Web surfers more control over privacy. Firefox 4 promises that users will be able to have more control over their relationships with websites by describing in simpler ways what information is gathered by cookies, which are files that store data on website visits. The current version of Firefox has a more complex system of menus and submenus for determining which...

2010-04-29 08:03:00

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Karmaloop announced that Team Epiphany has been selected as Karmaloop's public relations agency of record, effective immediately. Team Epiphany will manage public relations on behalf of Karmaloop.com, Plundr.com, and the overall Karmaloop brand in the United States. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100428/NY95208LOGO-a ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100428/NY95208LOGO-b ) Headquartered in New York City, Team Epiphany...

2010-03-22 10:15:00

Usage of Microsoft's Internet Explorer in Europe is on the decline now that the American company has made access to rival web surfing programs easier, statistics released on Monday show. Internet Explorer use has decreased in Britain by 1-percent, Italy by 1.3-percent, and France by 2.5-percent, according to information provided to Reuters by Statcounter, a web statistics provider. Meanwhile, Opera Software reports that usage of their web browser has doubled across the continent, and tripled...

2010-02-04 12:48:00

LOS ANGELES and PRAGUE, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- SprinxCRM today announced that their customer relationship management system now offers increased compatibility with more browsers and operating systems. "This new edition of SprinxCRM is one example of our overall strategy to expand compatibility with various browsers and operating systems," said Radko Jelinek, Sprinx' Director of Sales, "thereby making our customer relationship management system even more flexible and useful to a wider range...

2010-01-27 05:50:00

The leader of the Mozilla Project, which now has more than 350 million people using its Firefox Web browser, is concerned that Internet expansion would be limited based on newer regulations and restrictions, reports the Associated Press. Mitchell Baker said that new rules and regulations, especially those surrounding content, would make it hard to operate an open network. "You suddenly become liable for anything that gets downloaded, whether it's legal or not," she said. This kind of...

2009-12-22 07:30:00

The new Firefox browser for mobile, codenamed Fennec, is just days away from launch, according to BBC News. Initially, the browser will only be available for Nokia's N900 phone. More handsets will be supported as time goes by. Jay Sullivan at Mozilla, the group behind Firefox, told BBC that the browser is "going through final testing and could be released before the end of the year." According to sources, the software will be able to synchronize with the desktop version of Firefox, which...

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