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  • Opera browser maker up for sale

    Directors of Norwegian browser maker Opera Software said that they were considering selling the company and had hired bankers to help them explore options after the firm missed a second-quarter revenue forecast.

    Written by Gregg Keizer10 Aug. 15 23:47
  • Opera buys VPN service to help protect user privacy

    Norwegian browser developer Opera Software has bought virtual private network service SurfEasy to help its users protect their privacy when accessing the Web from smartphones, tablets and computers.

    Written by Loek Essers19 March 15 23:20
  • Mozilla upgrades Firefox to v.35, streamlines video calling

    Mozilla today released its newest browser, Firefox 35, which features a streamlined version of the plug-in-free Hello video calling service and faster access to an app marketplace that has dreams of becoming the next Chrome Web Store.

    Written by Gregg Keizer14 Jan. 15 08:22
  • Microsoft nixes EU browser ballot screen

    Microsoft has pulled the plug on the browser ballot screen it was forced to display in the aftermath of a threat by the European Union's antitrust agency five years ago.

    Written by Gregg Keizer19 Dec. 14 02:48
  • Microsoft kills EU browser choice screen

    Microsoft has retired the browser choice screen it agreed to show new Windows users in the European Union as part of an antitrust settlement.

    Written by Loek Essers18 Dec. 14 23:29
  • Google delays demise of old-style Chrome plug-ins

    Google on Monday gave traditional Google plug-ins a stay of execution and instead outlined a three-step plan that will finalize their demise in 10 months.

    Written by Gregg Keizer26 Nov. 14 07:44
  • Patch alert: Update browsers' Flash ASAP to block log-on theft

    While Google's Chrome and Microsoft's IE10 and IE11 browsers will automatically update to the latest version of Adobe Flash, anyone using Safari, Firefox, Opera or older versions of IE must do so manually.

    Written by Gregg Keizer09 July 14 06:25
  • Microsoft sneak peaks future IE with dev channel

    Microsoft on Monday launched a developers' channel of Internet Explorer that will be regularly updated to give website and Web app designers and developers an early look at what the company plans with its browser.

    Written by Gregg Keizer17 June 14 20:47
  • Chrome on Windows champs at the 64-bit

    Google has promoted the 64-bit Windows version of Chrome to a pair of preview channels, and promised that the browser is more stable and faster than its 32-bit sibling.

    Written by Gregg Keizer04 June 14 06:30