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.”


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 .

Download Firefox 3.0.10

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.


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

Firefox 3.5 to Receive Tabs Restore Feature Upgrade

By | April 27, 2009 | 4 Comments

Starting with the upcoming Firefox 3.5 Beta 4, new public releases will feature an upgraded window restore feature.

Besides the regular one, where you can open recently closed tabs, an improvement allows users to reopen few tabs at the same time which will be a great time saver in a certain situations.

Picture Source: Mozilla Links

Interent Explorer 8, Wave 1 Released

By | April 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

Internet Explorer 8As a part of Internet Explorer 8 release schedule, Microsoft has released IE8 in additional 18 languages (Wave 1).

Bosnia (Cyrillic), Bosnian (Latin), Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Estonian, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Romanian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Thai, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008 Language Packs for these languages can be downloaded from here.

Ask Opera’s CEO a Question

By | April 24, 2009 | 2 Comments

Here is your last chance to ask John (Opera Software CEO) a question.

“This thread will be open over the weekend and will be your last chance to submit a question the community will vote for Jon to answer on Tuesday!”



Apple Researching Methods to Offer Customized Control of Browser Based Audio Content

By | April 23, 2009 | 5 Comments

MacRumors writes:

In a patent application filed in November 2007 and released today, Apple reveals that it is researching methods for providing customized audio control for Internet browser content. The research is targeting the inability for a single system volume setting to address multiple simultaneous audio-generating applications, a common inconvenience for computer users. For example, a user may have audio content playing in the background through iTunes and may wish to mute only browser-based audio content coming from websites.


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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Toward an Open Web Standard for 3D Graphics

By | April 22, 2009 | 1 Comment

Toward an open web standard for 3D graphicsGoogle Code Blog writes:

Most content on the web today is in 2D, but a lot of information is more fun and useful in 3D. Projects like Google Earth and SketchUp demonstrate our passion and commitment to enabling users to create and interact with 3D content. We’d like to see the web offering the same type of 3D experiences that can be found on the desktop. That’s why, a few weeks ago, we announced our plans to contribute our technology and web development expertise to the discussions about 3D for the web within Khronos and the broader developer community.

O3D Beach Demo Continue Reading