Category: Web Browsers

April, 2010 – Internet Explorer Market Share Goes Below 60%

By | May 3, 2010 | 13 Comments

April, 2010 - Internet Explorer Market Share Goes Below 60%It’s time to find out, how ballot screen affected web browsers growth and/or decline. Lets begin.

After continuous Internet Explorer downtrend, Microsoft web browser has finally felt below 60% market share mark, from 60.65% to 59.95% (0.7 point decrease).

Firefox is slowly trying to reach 25% market share mark, this time its share increased by 0.07 point, from 24.52% to 24.59%. Continue Reading

Opera Buys FastMail

By | April 30, 2010 | 7 Comments

Opera Buys FastMailToday, Opera Software has announced the acquisition of Aussie email provider FastMail.FM for an undisclosed amount of money.

According to company press release statement, this move will help Opera to expand its current messaging product portfolio and deliver cross-platform messaging to a wide range of devices, including computers, mobile phones, TVs and gaming consoles.

“The newest generation of Web users will discover the Web through a mobile device. Having world-class messaging capability alongside a rich and compelling Web experience is essential. By combining forces, Opera and FastMail.fm can offer messaging on any device. This will enhance the value Opera provides to consumers, while assisting our operator partners in reducing customer churn,” said Rolf Assev, Chief Strategy Officer at Opera Software.

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Skyfire Beta 2.0 for Android (Video)

By | April 29, 2010 | 18 Comments

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Weekly Browsers Recap, April 26th

By | April 26, 2010 | 3 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 26th

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Ichann, mabdul, Nox and Oliver for links.

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What Will the Browser Look Like in 5 Years?

By | April 23, 2010 | 45 Comments

O’Reilly Radar has posted a short interview with Opera’s Chief Standards Officer, Charles McCathieNevile about web browsers future, cloud computing as well as devices like tablet PCs and mobile phones.

Read.

Thanks to mabdul for this.

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Skyfire for iPhone is Coming, Possible Flash and Silverlight Support?

By | April 21, 2010 | 3 Comments

Skyfire for Iphone is ComingJeff Glueck, the CEO of Skyfire congratulated Opera team and dropped a hint about the upcoming Skyfire for iPhone release:

“Everyone at Skyfire was heartened by this decision by Apple, to open up their platform and believe this sets a solid precedent for additional innovation in mobile browsing from other companies.

Skyfire believes this approval is a solid first step and there’s still major consumer demand for great rich media and video browsing on these devices. Our philosophy is that enhanced speed AND all the rich media of the web can be together in one browser. Continue Reading

Cello – First Windows Web Browser

By | April 20, 2010 | 7 Comments

Although many users remember Mosaic web browser, only quite a few have ever heard of Cello, which was in fact, the very first Windows web browser.

Cello - First Windows Web Browser

How so? Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 19th

By | April 19, 2010 | 5 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 19th

Thanks to Blake Sening, mabdul, Nox and Rohan Gharia for links.

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March, 2010 – Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari Share Goes Up; IE – Down

By | April 19, 2010 | 14 Comments

March, 2010 – Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari Share Goes Up; IE – DownInternet Explorer slowly nears 60% market share mark. This time it went down from 61.58 to 60.65, 0.93 point decrease.

In March, Firefox managed to increase its market share by 0.29 point, moving up from 24.23% to 24.52%.

Google Chrome continues to grow steadily; 0.52 point increase this time, up from 5.61% to 6.13%. Continue Reading

Silverlight 4 Now Available

By | April 19, 2010 | 8 Comments

Silverlight 4 Now AvailableRecently, Microsoft has released the final version of Silverlight 4. Not only this release includes Google Chrome support, but also offers features, such as:

Hardware-accelerated video with multi-codec digital rights management (DRM)
Camera and microphone support
Multicast streaming
Deep zoom support
Multi-touch support with Accelerometer
… and more

Download Silverlight 4.

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