Category: Web Browsers

Web Grows Without Profit

By | April 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

New York times has published an interesting article about online companies profits.

Since web browser makers biggest revenue source is search, this will give you an insight on how important certain countries are, or to put it simply: is market share really important?

Although article talks on bandwidth costs for fast developing countries, it also provides some details on ad rates. As you might guess, browser makers gets paid for clicks on ads in search results page.

“Facebook is booming in Turkey and Indonesia. YouTube’s audience has nearly doubled in India and Brazil.

That may seem like good news. But it is also a major reason these and other Web companies with big global audiences and renowned brands struggle to turn even a tiny profit.”

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Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 2 vs. Safari 4 vs. Opera 10

By | April 27, 2009 | 29 Comments

Firefox 3.6 vs. Google Chrome 2 vs. Safari 4 vs. Opera 10While companies are working on their next-generation web browsers, Betanews has managed to test the performance of the upcoming ones, such as:

Firefox 3.5, Firefox 3.6, Google Chrome, Google Chrome 2, Safari 4, Opera 10. Test also includes Internet Explorer 7 and 8.

About

As it says: “Tests combine the Acid3 standards test with three trusted performance tests for CSS rendering and JavaScript speed.” Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 27th

By | April 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 27th

Skyfire for BlackBerry

By | April 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Skyfire for BlackBerryEarlier this month developers were looking for a few testers which would be able to play with Skyfire Alpha on Blackberry.

TBGR has posted a couple of leaked Skyfire for BlackBerry screenshots for you to check.

As the post reports: Our ninja described the very early alpha software as “already being the best BlackBerry browser ever.”

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Weekly Browsers Recap, April 20th

By | April 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 20th

Fourth Annual WebKit Open Source Party

By | April 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Webkit Blog writes:

WWDC is upon us, and we hope to see you all there! Our party is open to anyone who is interested, free of charge. So if you will be in town or you are already in town, come and meet some cool web developers, WebKit hackers, browser developers, and lots of folks with an interest in cool technology.

Details
Place: Thirsty Bear Restaurant & Brewery (map)
Date: Wednesday, June 10th
Time: 7:30 PM
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World vs. Microsoft

By | April 16, 2009 | 23 Comments

ComputerWeekly reports that European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS) group has joined EU and MS case (as complainant).

ECIS group includes large and small companies, such as:
Adobe Systems, Corel Corporation, IBM, Linspire, Nokia, Opera Software, Oracle Corporation, RealNetworks, Red Hat, and Sun Microsystems

Still no sign of Apple which is developing Safari web browser.

As previously reported, other participants are Google and Mozilla.

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Firefox – Browser with the Most Disclosed Vulnerabilities

By | April 15, 2009 | 14 Comments

From .PDF (download)

“This year, Secunia published advisories for the four most widely used web browsers: Internet Explorer (IE), Safari, Opera, and Mozilla Firefox. 31 vulnerabilities were reported for Internet Explorer (IE 5.x, 6.x, and 7), including those publicly disclosed prior to vendor patch as well as those included in Microsoft Security Bulletins. Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 14th

By | April 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

Some great articles over the last week.

March, 2009 – Internet Explorer, Opera Loses; Firefox, Safari, Chrome Gains

By | April 8, 2009 | 26 Comments

Despite Internet Explorer 8 launch, IE continues to lose its market share and this time fell by 0.62, from 67.44% to 66.82%.

Firefox market share trend is quite clear: up, from 21.77% to 22.05% (0.28 increase).

After previous loss, Safari managed to increase its market share by 0.21, from 8.02% to 8.23%. Continue Reading