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  • Opera browser 'unstoppable' in India, heading for 100 million users: CEO December 7, 2014

    Oslo: Norway's Opera Software now targets 100 million Indian users for its mobile phone internet browser, after hitting the 50 million mark last month, Chief Executive Lars Boilesen told Reuters on Friday. Smartphones are quickly becoming the product of choice in the rapidly growing Indian market, though Boilesen declined to give...
  • Yahoo to replace Google as Firefox's default search engine November 20, 2014

    San Francisco: Yahoo will supplant Google's search engine on Firefox's Web browser in the US, signalling Yahoo's resolve to regain some of the ground that it has lost in the most lucrative part of the Internet's ad market. The five-year alliance announced Wednesday will end a decade-old partnership in the US...
  • Opera Mini to become the default browser on Microsoft's lowcost phones August 21, 2014

    Oslo: Norwegian software maker Opera signed a deal to take over the browser building unit of Microsoft's Nokia mobile phone unit and reported secondquarter earnings above expectations on Thursday, sending it shares sharply higher. "We have signed a strategic licensing deal with Microsoft. We are basically taking over the browser building...
  • Win Rs 1 crore with UC Browser's World Cup bonanza June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: To celebrate the excitement of the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup, UCWeb is launching its mega Rs 1 crore World Cup Guessing Contest on UC Browser. Termed the 'World Cup Bonanza', it gives participants the chance to prove their football prowess by predicting the winners of each match....
  • Alibaba to buy out mobile browser firm UCWeb in China's biggest internet merger June 11, 2014

    Beijing: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will fully acquire mobile browser firm UCWeb in the biggest merger in Chinese internet history, upping the stakes in its battle with archrivals Tencent and Baidu. Alibaba's purchase of the onethird of UCWeb it didn't already hold emphasises the company's push to do more business on...
  • Mozilla rolls out major Firefox update; focuses on customisation April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Mozilla has introduced the latest version of its Firefox browser, and it is considered to be a major update from the company in a long time. The new Firefox browser is customisable and has a new design. Firefox's new design is said to be making it easier for users...
  • Hackers exploit major security flaw in Internet Explorer; Microsoft offers no fix for Windows XP users April 28, 2014

    Boston: Microsoft is rushing to fix a bug in its widely used Internet Explorer web browser after a computer security firm disclosed the flaw over the weekend, saying hackers have already exploited it in attacks on some US companies. PCs running Windows XP will not receive any updates fixing that bug...
  • Microsoft sued over browser error, slapped with $731 million fine April 12, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp's board faces a lawsuit over the way it handled an error with its Internet Explorer browser that ended up costing the company a record-breaking $731 million fine by European antitrust regulators. The lawsuit, brought by shareholder Kim Barovic in federal court in Seattle on Friday, charges that directors...
  • Online dating site OkCupid urges users to boycott Firefox, protests Mozilla's new CEO's anti-gay marriage views April 1, 2014

    San Francisco: OkCupid.com, the popular online dating site, called for a boycott of Mozilla Firefox to protest the world's No. 2 Web browser naming a gay marriage opponent as chief executive. OkCupid visitors who accessed the website through Firefox on Monday were told in a message to use other browsers such...
  • Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox face threat of mischievous attacks February 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Multiple vulnerabilities have been detected in popular web browsers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and cyber security sleuths have advised Internet users in the Indian cyberspace to guard against arbitrary activities on their systems. In view of these suspicious virusbased activities, Internet users have been asked to upgrade...
  • Mozilla to start selling ads on Firefox browser February 13, 2014

    San Francisco: Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox Internet browser, will start selling ads as it tries to grab a larger slice of the fastexpanding online advertising market. The company said in a blog posting on Tuesday that it has reached out to potential corporate sponsors about its fledgling "Directory Tiles"...
  • Google brings Android 4.4 KitKat's 'OK Google' feature to Chrome desktop browser November 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Introduced first with the Nexus 5, Google has now brought its 'OK Google' feature to its Chrome desktop browser. The 'OK Google' feature lets users activate Google search without having to push a button. The feature, which was earlier exclusive to the Nexus 5, is now available to...
  • Google to pay $17 million to settle Safari privacy case November 19, 2013

    San Francisco: Google is paying $17 million to 37 states and the District of Columbia to make amends for the Internet search leader's snooping on millions of people using Safari Web browsers in 2011 and 2012. The settlement announced Monday stems from a technological loophole that enabled Google's DoubleClick advertising network...
  • Google takes Chrome Apps beyond the browser, emulates installed software September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: With its Chrome web browser first introduced five years ago Google has unseated Internet Explorer and now it is striving to venture deeper into the user's computing needs with a new kind of Chrome Apps that would work more like the other software installed on your computer. The new...
  • PirateBay launches PirateBrowser to help circumvent censorship August 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Torrent index PirateBay marked its 10th birthday with the release of PirateBrowser, a Web browser to help circumvent censorship and Internet blockades. The PirateBrowser is a preconfigured Firefox portable browser bundled with a Tor client and includes the FoxyProxy, a proxy management addon. It also includes custom configurations to...
  • Yahoo buys browser RockMelt to bolster mobile, networking August 3, 2013

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc acquired social Web browser company Rockmelt, the <>latest move by the struggling Web portal to scoop up technology and engineering talent that could bolster its mobile and social networking efforts. Yahoo did not disclose financial terms of the deal, but a source close to the situation said...
  • Firefox 22 launched, supports video and voice calls, P2P file sharing June 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Mozilla has updated Firefox to version 22, which brings a host of changes that will surely make using the browser a very interesting experience. The stable version of Firefox 22 hit the web earlier this week, and supports voice calling, video chat and P2P filesharing in the browser itself....
  • Oracle fixes 42 holes in Java to revive security confidence April 17, 2013

    San Francisco: Oracle Corp released a major security update on Tuesday for the version of Java programming language that runs inside Web browsers to make it a less popular target for hackers. The patch fixes 42 vulnerabilities within Java, including "the vast majority" of those that have been rated as the...
  • Instagram now lets you browse your photo feed on a web browser February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: With the view to make Instagram even more accessible to the growing community, Instagram has now announced that users can now browse their Instagram feeds on the web just like you do on your mobile device. Users just need to go to Instagram.com and log in. Instagram...
  • Opera reportedly working on 'Ice' mobile browser January 19, 2013

    New Delhi: To compete on smartphones and tablets, Opera Software is reportedly working on a new browser dubbed "Ice". Opera is using the WebKit rendering engine which is the same browser engine that powers Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome for this new mobile browser. Pocketlint has posted a video...
  • How to get builtin Facebook on your Firefox Web browser November 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A week ago Mozilla introduced its new social API and also announced its first social integration with Facebook Messenger for Firefox. With the Facebook Messenger for Firefox users no longer need to keep Facebook open in a tab to be notified of new updates. Facebook Messenger for Firefox...
  • Russian search engine Yandex targets Google October 20, 2012

    Dubmin: Russia's leading internet search engine, Yandex, will take the fight to Google in emerging markets like Turkey in a bid to offset the inroads made by the US giant in its home market. Yandex founder and chief executive Arkady Volozh told Reuters on Friday the firm was likely to use...
  • German govt warns of Internet Explorer breach September 19, 2012

    Berlin: The German government agency overseeing IT safety is warning of a security breach in Microsoft's Internet Explorer and recommending people use other browsers until the problem is fixed. The browser's "weak point is already being used for targeted attacks," the Federal Office for Information Security warned, adding that the code...
  • Made for Chrome? Star Trek: The Original Series doodle September 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Google doodles are fun, more so when they are interactive such as Saturday's 'Star Trek: The Original Series' doodle, posted to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the cult science fiction television series that aired on NBC in the US from September 8, 1966 to June 3, 1969. It appears...
  • Browser wars: 4yrold Chrome emerges as winner September 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The story of the battle of the browsers reads like an edgeoftheseat thriller. The beginnings of the browser wars were murky with many shots taken below the belt. It was a David vs Goliath battle and Goliath, after an initial setback was winning. Netscape put up a brave...
  • Google releases Chrome for iPhone, iPad June 29, 2012

    San Francisco: Google's Chrome browser can now be used to surf the Web on the iPhone and iPad. The Chrome application released Thursday is the latest volley in the escalating rivalry between Google Inc. and Apple Inc., which makes those two popular mobile devices. The announcement highlighted the second day of...
  • Browser wars: Google Chrome beats IE May 21, 2012

    New Delhi: After a long reign at the top of the Web browsers, Microsoft's Internet Explorer is finally making way for a new leader, Google Chrome. Chrome which was launched in 2008, has in a span of a few years posed a serious threat to the dominance of Internet Explorer which...
  • Mozilla's Firefox 11 up for grabs now March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Almost a month after releasing the 10th version of its Firefox browser, Mozilla has now come up with the latest version of its browser Firefox 11. The new version lets you migrate your bookmarks, history, and cookies from the rival Google Chrome. With Sync enabled, addons can now...
  • Google faces music over tracking Safari browser February 19, 2012

    Houston: Google has allegedly violated users' privacy on Apple's Safari Web browser, adding to mounting criticism from consumer groups over how the internet search giant tracks people online. Using its DoubleClick ad network, Google has been dodging a privacy setting in Safari, the primary Web browser...
  • Google releases Chrome beta for Android ICS February 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Google has finally introduced the first ever version of Chrome for Android. However, the browser (a beta) is currently available only for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone or tablet. In other words, a beta version of Google's desktop browser can be installed on any device that runs...