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2012-08-09 10:27:20

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission's record $22.5 million penalty against Google is inadequate unless the Internet giant admits its wrongdoing, Consumer Watchdog said today. The nonpartisan nonprofit public interest group said it will try to block the settlement, which must still be approved by a federal judge, unless Google admits to violating the so called "Buzz" Consent Agreement with the Commission. The FTC charged that Google...

2012-07-30 02:29:24

LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the release of Firefox 14 and Chrome 20, Avant Browser 2012 build 177 tri-core version has released in quick succession, having kept its engines (trident, gecko and webkit) up-to-date and optimized the switch between multi-engines. Regardless who wins the browser war, standing on the shoulders of giants, Avant Browser has not only perfectly integrated all advantages of the most popular browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome), continuous improvements...

2012-06-29 02:25:21

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Multiple web browser choices are great for users, but they can be a nightmare for developers, who have traditionally had to create extensions in various code languages to fit each browser's unique requirements. Fast-growing startup Crossrider aims to change that with a unique development platform that lets developers create cross-browser extensions in just minutes with a single JavaScript code and publish to end-users from day one....

2012-06-20 02:23:52

Delivers Advanced Web Browsing to Sharp(®) AQUOS(®) HDTVs in Japan, China, and North America OTTAWA, June 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that the Espial TV Browser has been selected to power new Sharp(®) AQUOS(®) LED TVs in Japan, China, and North America, offering consumers the most advanced Smart TV Web experience based on the open source momentum of WebKit and HTML5. Sharp set rigorous requirements for...

Australian eCommerce Site Looks To Rid The Web Of IE7 With A Tax
2012-06-19 04:13:49

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com Whether they stick with Internet Explorer 7 because they don't like change, or they don't notice the Windows Update icon in the system tray, about 4 percent of internet users worldwide still use Internet Explorer 7. The headache it causes web designers reaches migraine levels to continue coding for an outdated browser is well represented by an online consumer electronics dealer based in Australia. Kogan.com has instituted a highly avoidable 6.8 percent tax for...

Microsoft Not Making Any Friends In The Ad Industry
2012-06-04 12:24:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com As Microsoft scrambles to rebrand themselves and their products, they´ve angered a few organizations along the way. First, it was discovered that Windows 8 won´t be too keen on allowing third party web browsers to be installed, drawing the ire of Mozilla´s CEO. Now, there´s a new group of people who are angered about key decisions Microsoft has made concerning the native web browser to be released with Windows 8: Online advertisers. In...

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2012-05-22 17:38:57

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Yesterday, it seemed that Google´s Chrome web browser had narrowly edged out Microsoft´s Internet Explorer. But that was yesterday, and today is a new day with new statistics and new debates to be had. Microsoft, it turns out, thinks the data used to come up with this statistic is flawed, and prefers to use another traffic measurement site which, conveniently enough, rates IE considerably higher than Chrome. The source of yesterday´s...

2012-05-04 14:21:57

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission appears ready to fine Google millions of dollars for hacking around privacy settings on iPhones and iPads. Consumer Watchdog filed a complaint in February with the FTC after Stanford Researcher Jonathan Mayer revealed what the Internet giant was doing. Sara Forden of Bloomberg News today reported the Commission is negotiating with Google about how big the fine will be. She cited an unidentified source...

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...

2012-03-16 10:22:14

Says FTC Action Needed to Stop Google Engineers Playing 'Fast and Loose' With Consumers' Private Information SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog welcomed reports today confirming that the Federal Trade Commission and European regulators are investigating Google for violating the online privacy choices of consumers using the Safari web browser on Apple computers, iPhones and iPads. In a letter last month, Consumer Watchdog said that Google...