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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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2012-05-29 20:09:18

Enid Burns for RedOrbit.com Competition between Google's Chrome browser and Microsoft's Internet Explorer is red hot. Last week the search giant's browser beat out the software giant's, and this week the internet is looking at month-long tallies to see just how swiftly Chrome is stepping into the lead for market share on browsers. Mobile may be the battleground for the browser war. In the year ending in January, the research firm statCounter found that global access from mobile devices,...

Rumored Opera Acquisition Could Lead To Facebook Browser
2012-05-27 04:18:38

Sources have reportedly told UK gadget news outlet Pocket Lint that Facebook is considering launching their own web browser, and that the company is looking to acquire the developers of an established program as part of the process. As first reported by Pocket Lint's Stuart Miles, a "trusted source" had revealed that the Mark Zuckerberg-founded social network is considering purchasing Opera Software, the company behind the Opera web browser. They are reportedly considering launching their...

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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...

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2012-05-21 20:00:18

Enid Burns for RedOrbit The Google Chrome user base continues to grow, and according to data collected by StatCounter, it now exceeds the user base of Internet Explorer by a few percent. Over the past year Google's open source browser has made a steady climb from about 20 percent of the market to somewhere around 33 percent. Meanwhile, Chrome users passed Firefox toward the end of last year, and Explorer just last week. "This has been a two browser market going back to Netscape," said...

Half Of Internet Users Do So Without A PC
2012-05-01 03:57:29

Peter Suciu for RedOrbit.com While the Internet was originally conceived as a way to maintain communication in the event of a catastrophic incident, it grew into a global “computer” network, with computer being the key point. Interestingly, more and more users around the world are connecting to the Internet without a computer, and are doing so using handheld technology instead. According to a recently published white paper by web browser developer Opera Software nearly half...

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...


Latest Web browsers Reference Libraries

Kindle Fire
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Kindle Fire is a mini tablet computer that was released in the United States on November 15, 2011. On September 7, 2012, updates became available to areas where the Amazon website is accessible. The Kindle Fire has a color seven-inch multi-touch touchscreen; it can be used to stream movies and TV shows, read Kindle e-books, and includes access to the Amazon Appstore. Amazon’s tactic for offering the Kindle Fire at such a low cost, was to make their profits from the sale of the...

Web Browser
2013-01-30 14:59:51

A web browser is an application used for retrieving, presenting, and transferring information over the Internet. Information is gathered by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), which can be a web page, an image, a video, or any other type of content viewed on the browser. The most widely used web browsers are Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari. The first web browser was invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 1990 called the Worldwide Web, later known...

Hypertext Transfer Protocol, HTTP
2013-01-30 14:36:19

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application protocol for distributing images, videos, text, and other content for communicating over the worldwide web (Internet), through a web browser. The HTTP is a request to a server in the form of text and the response from the server will be in the form of a web page, usually a website, with the content containing the information requested. The HTTP is designed to permit communication of resources between clients and servers. These...

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