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  • IE6 hatred momentum gathers pace
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    IE6 hatred momentum gathers pace

    By 9 August 2009

    The momentum of hatred for Microsoft's IE6 browser is starting to gather pace it seems as group of developers unhappy with companies and individuals still using the eight-year-old browser have created a movement against it. Called "IE6 No More" the campaign...

  • VIDEO: Google Chrome logo re-created in LEGO
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    VIDEO: Google Chrome logo re-created in LEGO

    By 7 August 2009

    Google has been running a video competition asking people to recreate its Chrome browser's logo in inventive ways. Some of those videos have now been highlighted by the web giant as worthy of mention - including this LEGO-themed, stop-motion effort from...

  • Google's Chrome browser gets beta update
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    Google's Chrome browser gets beta update

    By 6 August 2009

    Google's issued a new beta for its Chrome browser which adds the rumoured themes functionality as well as making a number of other improvements to the software, including speeding it up considerably. Google's claiming a 30% performance boost over the...

  • Chrome to get themes?
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    Chrome to get themes?

    By 3 August 2009

    The latest version of Google's Chrome browser contains rudimentary support for themes, according to sources across the Web. In addition, it looks like the search giant is building a directory to put the themes in. Themes have long been a feature of Opera...

  • Firefox 4.0 screenshots unveiled
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    Firefox 4.0 screenshots unveiled

    By 28 July 2009

    It's been less than a month since 3.5 was released, and already Mozilla is talking about 4.0. More than talking, in fact. It's released some screenshots of mockup designs that it's considering for the next iteration of its browser. One notable feature...

  • Microsoft's Ballmer and Bill Gates on Chrome
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    Microsoft's Ballmer and Bill Gates on Chrome

    By 15 July 2009

    Microsoft's previous and current bosses have chimed in with their comments on Google's recently announced Chrome operating system. Former Microsoft boss Bill Gates effectively told Cnet that it was just another Linux variant, nothing new, and that lack...

  • Microsoft planning major news for Monday
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    Microsoft planning major news for Monday

    By 8 July 2009

    Google's surprise decision to take its Apps package out of beta and even more sudden announcement of the Chrome OS may be as a result of soon-to-be-announced Microsoft plans, a blogger is hinting. Well-publicised tech blogger, Robert Scoble, has suggested...

  • Internet Explorer 8 growing strongly
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    Internet Explorer 8 growing strongly

    By 6 July 2009

    According to metrics company StatCounter, Internet Explorer 8 is going rather well for Microsoft, having grown from 1.55% to 11.09% market share, globally, since its launch in March. Usage of Firefox 3 has remained steady at around 34%, and use of IE7...

  • VIDEO: What is a browser?
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    VIDEO: What is a browser?

    By 17 June 2009

    In what seems to be a Google Chrome research project, 50 passersby in Times Square were asked what a browser is. Hit play to see the surprising results. Do you think the outcome would be different in another city, or do the general public really not get...

  • Microsoft launches IE-only treasure hunt
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    Microsoft launches IE-only treasure hunt

    By 17 June 2009

    There was us talking about how Microsoft is nowhere to be seen in the browser market, and up pops word of an Australian competition that the software giant is running. The company says that it's hidden AU$10,000 "somewhere on the internet", but that the...

  • VIDEO: Google's Chrome logo clip contest
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    VIDEO: Google's Chrome logo clip contest

    By 12 June 2009

    Google has announced a new contest for consumers to re-create its Chrome browser logo. Google says: "Your task? Film yourself building the Google Chrome icon in a creative way, with whatever materials, as big, small, or crazy as you want. We will feature...

  • Mac and Linux Chrome builds available
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    Mac and Linux Chrome builds available

    By 5 June 2009

    Google has made early builds of Chrome for Mac and Linux available on its Chromium blog. However, it's warned that they're aimed at developers, "incomplete" and "unpredictable". So much so that Google has issued a warning, all in caps, saying "DON'T DOWNLOAD...

  • Google Chrome update promises speedier web
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    Google Chrome update promises speedier web

    By 21 May 2009

    Google has launched an update to its web browser Google Chrome, promising users a faster, "speedier" experience than they have had in the past. The new version, internally dubbed Chrome 2, will see an improved new tab page and the introduction of a full...

  • VIDEO: Google Chrome shorts
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    VIDEO: Google Chrome shorts

    By 6 May 2009

    Google is stepping up its efforts in the browser battles with the recent release of mini-movies about its Chrome offering. Via Google-owned YouTube, the online giant has issued 11 new "shorts" promoting Chrome in a slightly off-beat way, under the tag-line...

  • Mac web share nears 10%
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    Mac web share nears 10%

    By 2 February 2009

    Apple's web share has increased to nearly 10%, while Microsoft's has fallen. In the first month of 2009, the number of Macs making page requests climbed to what's said to be record levels - 9.93%. The data is from Net Applications and draws from tens...

  • Mozilla says Google relationship "complicated"
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    Mozilla says Google relationship "complicated"

    By 22 December 2008

    Mozilla's relationship with Google is "more complicated" after the search engine giant launched its own browser, John Lilly, Mozilla's CEO, has revealed. "We have a fine and reasonable relationship", said Lilly. "But I'd be lying if I said that things...

  • Google Chrome launches out of beta
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    Google Chrome launches out of beta

    By 12 December 2008

    Earlier than expected, Google has launched its Chrome browser out of beta. As the full release is available for download, Google has revealed that in the 100 days the browser has been available to download in beta it has picked up 10 million active users...

  • Google to launch Chrome out of beta
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    Google to launch Chrome out of beta

    By 10 December 2008

    Google is planning to take its recently launched Chrome browser out of beta as early as January, reports suggest. Revealed by Google vice president Marissa Mayer in an interview with Michael Arrington at Le Web 08, it's a surprise move for the company...

  • Macs get Chrome as proof-of-concept project
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    Macs get Chrome as proof-of-concept project

    By 16 September 2008

    Mac and Linux users who want to see what Google's currently PC-only Chrome browser looks like, will be glad to note the folk at CodeWeavers have run up a couple of versions just for them. As the site points out, although Google has announced plans to...

  • Google rethinks search data privacy
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    Google rethinks search data privacy

    By 9 September 2008

    Google will cut the amount of time it keep user's search data, after the EU has put more pressure on the company. Google has said it will now "anonymise" identifiable IP addresses on its server logs after nine months, three months longer than an EU advisory...

  • Google Chrome boasts 1% market share
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    Google Chrome boasts 1% market share

    By 3 September 2008

    Google's brand new browser, surprise-launched as a beta release yesterday, has already nabbed an impressive 1% of the global browser market. According to web traffic analysis company, StatCounter, the new browser, called "Chrome", has reached around the...

  • Google Chrome – First Look review
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    Google Chrome – First Look review

    By 3 September 2008

    The battle of the browsers rolls on, now with Google entering the fray with their Chrome browser. Becoming public on Tuesday, we got our hands on it to put it through its paces. Knowing Google, the "beta" tag will probably remain for the life of the product....

  • Google Chrome browser to launch
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    Google Chrome browser to launch

    By 2 September 2008

    Google has revealed it is to launch a web browser. The search giant confirmed that Google Chrome will be introduced and is said to "more quickly handle video-rich applications posing a challenge to browsers designed originally to handle text and graphics"....