Google Becomes Default Firefox Location Provider

By | April 30, 2009 | 3 Comments

Google Becomes Firefox Default Location ProviderGoogle Code Blog today announced that Google’s Location Service became a default location provider in Firefox 3.5 Beta 4.

As the post says: “This means that developers can, with users’ permission, gain access to their approximate location without requiring any additional plug-ins or setting configurations.”

Microsoft Responds to EU Browser Antitrust Charges

By | April 29, 2009 | 10 Comments

Microsoft Responds to EU Browser Antitrust ChargesYahoo News Writes: Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday confirmed it has submitted a formal response to European Union charges that tying the Internet Explorer browser to its Windows operating system violates antitrust rules.
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At the time of the complaint, Opera said it was asking EU regulators to either force Microsoft to market a version of Windows without the browser, or to include other browsers with Windows.

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Happy 15th Birthday Opera!

By | April 28, 2009 | 6 Comments

We would like to wish you a very happy birthday. Thanks for your innovations which helps millions of surfers every day.

Can’t wait to see Opera 10 Beta new features.

P.S. There is a special Opera birthday page, please check it.

Also, comic and a thanks note from Jon.

Opera’s CEO Answers Community Questions

By | April 28, 2009 | 4 Comments

Here you go, a complete list of questions and answers. They were originally posted at Choose Opera blog.

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Questions for Opera CEO, Today at 1 PM

By | April 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Questions for Opera CEO, Today at 1 PMEarlier this month guys at Opera Software were asking users to submit various questions which would be answered by Opera’s CEO, Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner.

Well, good news, he is going to do that today at 1 PM (UTC/GMT timezone).

The following questions will be asked: Continue Reading

Top Ranking Applications (Wakoopa)

By | April 28, 2009 | 8 Comments

TechCrunch Writes

“As a service whose sole purpose is the track the applications that people actually use on their systems, it should be no surprise that Wakoopa has a lot of interesting usage data. On a day to day level, Wakoopa’s data is good, but it’s the aggregate data over long periods of time that can be really meaningful to show how we are using our computers. Today, Wakoopa has released the first such aggregate data with its inaugural State of the Apps report.”

Also not a good sign for Microsoft: The older you are, the more likely you are to use IE. In the youngest age group, 11 to 20 year olds, even smaller browsers like Opera beat it. IE has been losing market share at a steady pace for the past several years.

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Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 is Here

By | April 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Long awaited, the next beta of Firefox 3.5 (aka Firefox 3.1) series has been released in 70 languages.

The following release contains a new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine, private browsing mode, the ability to provide location aware browsing and many more!

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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 3.0.10 Released

By | April 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

One tiny update for Firefox 3 has been released recently which fixes security and major stability issue .

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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.

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