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  • Project Maelstrom that aims to develop truly open Internet enters beta April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: What started off as a way to overhaul the way web content is published, accessed, and consumed across the Web has now entered its beta phase. Project Maelstrom is aimed at developing technology that is based on the core vision of a distributed web, similar to the way...
  • Microsoft to stop enabling 'Do Not Track' on its future browsers by default April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to provide more control into the hands of the users about their privacy preferences, Microsoft has announced that it will no longer enable 'Do Not Track' (DNT) feature on the future versions of its browsers. Until now, DNT was enabled as a default setting in Windows...
  • Mozilla releases Firefox 37 with improved download performance, more security April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Mozilla has rolled out version 37.0 of its Firefox Web browser that offers improved download performance and protection against site impersonation. In its Release Notes, Mozilla lists out the new features and improvements in the latest version. FireFox version 37 includes addition of new locales -Albanian, Burmese, Lower Sorbian,...
  • Microsoft releases Windows 10 preview with Spartan Web browser March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft has finally made live its anticipated Spartan Web browser for the preview version of its upcoming Windows 10 OS. The browser is set to replace the age-old Internet Explorer Web browser with its enhanced features and built-in voice assistant, Cortana. Project Spartan will be made available across the...
  • Now, you can play Super Mario 64 right in your browser March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Do you miss Ninetendo's iconic Super Mario and want to play it right now? The classic 1996 game is now available for download thanks to Unity developer Roystan Ross who has created the Super Mario 64 HD that features the original game's first level- Bob-Omb Battlefield. Except for the...
  • Microsoft to completely ditch Internet Explorer; Project Spartan will be the new browser in Windows 10 March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft has officially declared that its upcoming Project Spartan web browser will completely replace the long-standing but troublesome Internet Explorer. The company announced that based on strong feedback from its Windows Insiders and customers, Windows 10 will have Project Spartan hosting the new engine exclusively. However, Internet Explorer 11...
  • Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari - all major Web browsers hacked by security researchers March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: At the Hewlett-Packard Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) sponsored Pwn2Own hacking challenge, security researchers were able to exploit all major web browsers and take home a total of $240,000 in prize money. The second day of the event saw Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Apple Safari being...
  • Microsoft to kill the Internet Explorer brand March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft has confirmed that it is dropping the Internet Explorer brand and will use a new name for the browser's successor, codenamed Project Spartan. The company's marketing chief Chris Capossela said that Microsoft was working on a new name and brand that will feature in the upcoming Windows...
  • Apple, Android browsers vulnerable to 'Freak' attack due to weaker encryption March 4, 2015

    San Francisco: Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as "FREAK attack." There's no evidence so far that any hackers have exploited the weakness, which companies are now moving to repair....
  • Vivaldi browser reaches 500,000 downloads milestone in 10 days February 7, 2015

    Oslo: The new Vivaldi internet browser was downloaded 500,000 times in its first 10 days of operation, the company told Reuters on Friday. Launched on January 27 for desktop computers, Vivaldi targets users who conduct a large number of searches, offering features like speed dials, personalised notes and bookmarks with small...
  • Vivaldi: A new Web browser aimed at tech savvy users January 27, 2015

    Oslo: Veteran software maker Jon von Tetzchner launched a new Internet browser on Tuesday, offering an interface for high-volume users who "have problems fitting all their open tabs on one screen", he said in a Reuters interview. Known as Vivaldi and available on desktop computers from Tuesday, the browser's initial launch...
  • Microsoft's Windows 10 may have new browser 'Spartan'; Internet Explorer on way out January 1, 2015

    Houston: Internet Explorer, Microsoft's venerable but often despised web browser, may be on its way out, it has been claimed. The new browser, codenamed at this point as Spartan, will be unveiled on January 21, in the company's hometown of Redmond, Washington, when Microsoft shows off Windows 10 for the first...
  • 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...