A few weeks after it debuted with the Windows 8.1 update (and a brief preview period), Microsoft has released Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7.
Yahoo has acquired social web browsing startup Rockmelt to continue stocking up on talent and tech.
It’s been a dramatic year for browser maker Opera.
While Google’s Chrome web browser has seen substantial gains in worldwide market share in the past few years, Internet Explorer still holds a steady lead in workplace usage, according to a new Forrester report.
Mozilla has released a new build of its web browser that conforms to the design of Windows 8, a sign that a full release could be coming soon.
Next up from the web browser maker Opera: A new browser that aims to take full advantage of mobile and give the company a significant foothold on iOS and Android.
A “technical error” could cost Microsoft over $7 billion in fines from the EU.
Microsoft pulled out the champagne today with a report that its Internet Explorer 6 browser had dropped below 1 percent usage in the U.S., a sign that businesses and crazily stubborn users have finally upgraded to a better browser.
Microsoft will begin automatically updating Windows users with the latest version of its Internet Explorer web browser, the company announced today.
Mozilla has released the newest version of its popular Firefox browser today, Firefox 8, adding in a useful Twitter-search ability and disabling add-ons by default to boost performance.
Google Chrome is well on its way to surpassing Mozilla Firefox’s No. 2 market share position and should overtake the fox no later than December, according to Irish analytics company StatCounter.
[Update: Another audience member also asked if Rovio was raising money, to which a representative of the company said it was serious about raising money.]
Google plans to add real-time communications abilities into the Chrome browser, according to an announcement on Google’s Chromium-dev group. Using its own WebRTC project at its base, the company will attempt to enable real-time communications through Chrome and then, potentially, other browsers like Firefox and Opera.
Mozilla’s new rapid release cycle for Firefox is moving along in full force. The non-profit announced the release of Firefox 5 today a mere three months after the release of Firefox 4.
Google on Tuesday launched a stable release of its Chrome 12 browser, including a tool to prevent downloading suspicious files. The company additionally noted that it had paid nearly $10,000 to people who found bugs and exploits in Chrome 12′s code.
Google is bringing Rovio‘s Angry Birds, a popular game on mobile devices where players fling birds at structures to try to destroy pigs, to its Chrome web browser to showcase how fast the browser has grown over time. The search giant made the announcement today at its Google I/O conference in San Francisco.
Mozilla’s Firefox 4 browser is only a few weeks old, but we’re already beginning to catch wind of what the company’s planning for its next release. Firefox 5 will sport integrated social sharing, taskbar web apps, identity management, and a slew of features already found in Google’s Chrome browser, according to Mozilla’s Firefox User Experience priorities page.
RockMelt, the Web browser that launched last fall with backing from Andreessen Horowitz, is releasing some improvements today that co-founder and chief executive Eric Vishria told me will tackle the two biggest requests from users.
Good news for the Mozilla faithful: The final version of Firefox 4 is now available for download, a full day ahead of its official March 22 release.
Microsoft announced today that the final version of Internet Explorer 9 will be available on March 14 at 9 p.m. Pacific time, marking the end to several months of testing of its bold new browser design.
There’s no stopping Google Chrome. The web browser has over 120 million users, and it’s getting a slew of new features including a speed enhancement called “Crankshaft” and Instant Search capabilities, Google announced today at its Chrome event in San Francisco.
Clearly, Microsoft’s bold browser revamp with Internet Explorer 9 is getting noticed. The company announced today that the beta version of IE9, which was made available last week, was downloaded over 2 million times worldwide in two days.
If mobile browser developer SkyFire has its way, its new SkyFire 2.0 browser will finally give iPhone users access to the wealth of Flash video on the web.
Mozilla released the third beta of its Firefox 4 Web browser today, introducing multitouch input support for Windows 7, in addition to a number of speed improvements. The beta can be downloaded and tested in more than 30 languages and on all platforms, including Linux and Mac OS X.
Google has released the first beta version of its Chrome 6 web browser, and along with the typical speed improvements, it brings some very useful features to Chrome, including improved syncing (with support for extensions), a nifty Autofill tool for forms, and an improved user interface.
Browser makers have focused their attention on the feature that matters most to Web surfers, other than not crashing: speed.