Zynga, a social game developer announced its plans to acquire somehow everyone’s forgotten, Flock web browser.
Although acquisition details were not revealed, according to some rumors, Google and Twitter were bidding for Flock as well.
Here is an excerpt from their blog post:
Our team will help Zynga in achieving their goal of building the most fun, social games available to anyone, anytime – on any platform.
We thank our users for their unwavering support and dedication, and we’re thrilled to be going to a platform that shares our passion for combining great user experience and technology. What an awesome way to kick off 2011!
It looks like Opera not only will be introducing a specific browser version for tablets, but for netbooks as well.
According to TechCrunch:
TechCrunch has now learned that the company will also show off some Windows 7 tablets and netbooks running its latest browser at CES – we’ll see if the CrunchGear team can shoot some videos of those at the annual show.
We are waiting patiently.
RC coming in early 2011.
With the continuous web browser advertisements all over the web, Microsoft has announced that since the launch of Internet Explorer 9 Beta on the 15th of September, it has already been downloaded more than 20 million times.
Furthermore, according to the report, IE9 is already used by 0.46% of Internet users worldwide.
All right, it’s time to check the browsers market share stats for the last month of 2011 that is December.
Internet Explorer continues to fall and is now approaching 50% level, dropping from 58.44% to 57.08% (1.36 point decrease).
Firefox the first time in 3 months, Firefox has increased its market share by 0.05 point, from 22.76% to 22.81%.
Makes 2D UI look obsolete.
Here comes another IE Mobile based web browser for Windows Phone 7 platform.
However, this time it’s all about 3D. By using “cube design”, it allows users to switch between different sides of it and navigate in such fashion.
Furthermore, it supports landscape mode, orientation lock, private browsing mode, accelerometer and even got bandwidth saved.
Interested in? It can be yours for $1.99 and downloaded from Windows Marketplace.
Awesome extension is awesome.
In case you’ve been downloading files from sites like Megaupload.com, Hotfile.com, Depositfiles.com, 4Shared.com, Mediafire.com, Rapidshare.com, etc., here is a fun little extension for you, Firefox and Opera users.
What does it do? It will either, start downloading file automatically or skip the wait time.
It looks like the database of 44,000 inactive addons.mozilla.org accounts has been mistakenly left on a public Mozilla server.
According to the official blog post, it affects accounts created prior to April 9th, 2009 that use older, md5-based password hashes. As of today, all the data is secured with SHA-512 password hash.
Impacted users were notified on December 27th and potential treat has been already removed.