Web Browser

  • Mozilla to start selling ads on Firefox browser 13-02-2014 08:38 AM

    San Francisco: Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox Internet browser, will start selling ads as it tries to grab a larger slice of the fast-expanding 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...
  • Google to pay $17 million to settle Safari privacy case 19-11-2013 11:05 AM

    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...
  • Google takes Chrome Apps beyond the browser, emulates installed software 07-09-2013 01:18 PM

    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...
  • PirateBay launches PirateBrowser to help circumvent censorship 12-08-2013 06:16 PM

    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 pre-configured Firefox portable browser bundled with a Tor client and includes the FoxyProxy, a proxy management addon. It also includes custom configurations...
  • Oracle fixes 42 holes in Java to revive security confidence 17-04-2013 10:09 AM

    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...
  • Here's how to get your old Facebook profile back 02-01-2012 06:08 PM

    New Delhi: Not everyone is happy with Facebook's dramatic redesign of its users' profile pages. While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the Timeline is a "new way to express who you are," many users want to get back the old way of expressing themselves. Users who have opted for the...
  • Google Chrome overtakes Firefox in UK 02-08-2011 07:30 AM

    London: Google's Chrome overtook Mozilla Firefox in July to become Britain's second-most popular Web browser after Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Web analytics firm StatCounter said on Monday. Chrome, launched in December 2008, took 22.1 per cent of the UK market, up from 12 per cent a year earlier. Internet Explorer's share...
  • Google Chrome tops 20 per cent market share 02-07-2011 08:58 AM

    Seattle: Google Inc's Chrome Web browser has grabbed more than 20 perc ent of global market share, while Microsoft Corp's long-time leader Internet Explorer has slipped below 50 per cent, according to Internet statistics firm StatCounter. A seven-fold increase in usage in the last 12 months is a boost for...
  • Google activates voice search on Chrome 22-06-2011 07:54 PM

    New Delhi: Google has activated it voice search feature on its Chrome browser. The feature, already available on Android phones, can also be now used on personal computers. The new feature was announced by Google last week at its search event in San Francisco. The voice search option allows users...
  • Firefox gets a 'rapid release', moves to 5.0 22-06-2011 08:13 AM

    New Delhi: Within three months of the previous version of Firefox, Mozilla Labs has released a new version 5.0 of the web browser. In its efforts to move ahead in the battle of the browsers, Mozilla had shifted to a "a rapid release development cycle" to ensure new features, enhancements,...
  • Facebook helps itself by helping RockMelt browser 15-06-2011 07:46 AM

    San Francisco: Facebook has updated its status to include a relationship with RockMelt, an upstart Web browser that revolves around Facebook's online hangout. The business partnership announced Tuesday resulted in the latest update to the Facebook-driven Web browser, which RockMelt introduced late last year. The changes include several new features...
  • Mozilla resists request to remove Firefox add-on 07-05-2011 07:24 AM

    Washington: Mozilla, the non-profit developer of the Firefox Web browser, is holding off on complying with a government request to remove a software tool meant to circumvent official efforts at curbing Internet piracy. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, part of the US Department of Homeland Security, has been seizing the...
  • Google planning 'radical' new Chrome browser 22-02-2011 07:35 PM

    London: Software developers working on Google's popular Chrome browser are testing "radical" changes to its appearance. Sources close to the company said the address bar currently takes up a significant amount of space that could be used for web browsing. One plan being considered would mean it was only visible...
  • Firefox, Chrome adding 'Do Not Track' tools 25-01-2011 06:32 AM

    New York: The Firefox and Google Chrome browsers are getting tools to help users block advertisers from collecting information about them. Alex Fowler, a technology and privacy officer for Firefox maker Mozilla, said the "Do Not Track" tool will be the first in a series of steps designed to guard...
  • A browser to free the Web of suffixes 21-12-2010 11:44 AM

    Helsinki: A Dutch technology company has emerged as a front-runner in a project to rid the Internet of limited number of suffixes such as .com, and offer single names which can be countries, company names or fantasy words. Such a system, which enables countries, individuals and firms to have a...
  • Review: Facebook fans will 'like' RockMelt browser 09-12-2010 12:03 PM

    New York: There's a lot to keep track of online. You probably have a Facebook account and an e-mail address or two. You might use Twitter or another service to share where you are or what you're reading, thinking or doing. You follow the news and do some old-fashioned Web...
  • Microsoft unveils 'do not track' feature for IE 08-12-2010 05:23 PM

    San Francisco: An upcoming version of Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer browser will let users add lists of sites that they don't want tracking them, a peace offering amid uproar over the sneaky ways that websites watch their users as they bounce around the Internet. The new feature, however, won't be...
  • Microsoft CEO hypes smartphone, browser 29-10-2010 12:32 PM

    Redmond: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer pumped up unique features in the company's new Web browser and smartphone software at a software developer conference Thursday, the company's annual pep rally for people who will build programs for the Web, Windows computers and phones. Ballmer is known for his onstage enthusiasm. This...
  • Microsoft issues its biggest-ever security fix 13-10-2010 10:56 AM

    Boston: Microsoft Corp issued its biggest-ever security fix on Tuesday, including repairs to its ubiquitous Windows operating system and Internet browser for flaws that could let hackers take control of a PC. The new patches aim to fix a number of vulnerabilities including the notorious Stuxnet virus that attacked an...
  • Rise of Google Chrome threatens IE, Firefox 11-10-2010 01:27 PM

    London: Web browser Google Chrome, which emerged in mid-2008, has hit Internet Explorer hard and stalled the rise of Mozilla Firefox. Internet Explorer now accounts for less than 50 per cent of worldwide web browser usage, a fall from its peak of 88 percent in 2003. The fall makes the...
  • Mobile Web usage jumped in August: Opera 30-09-2010 12:56 PM

    Helsinki: Global mobile data traffic continued to surge in August, raising the prospect of increasing demand for battered telecom equipment makers. Internet browser firm Opera Software ASA said on Thursday global data traffic through its mobile browser rose 10 per cent in August from July - the fastest pace in...
  • 'Super-duper fast' Firefox on its way 11-05-2010 04:04 PM

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