Speed kills and the race is on to cook up the most stable and fastest browser around. That situation means innovation abounds. Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox are No. 1 and No. 2 in market share, but Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome are also pushing the field. Toss in smaller players like Opera, which does better on mobile platforms than the PC, and these are interesting times.
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As always who's winning the Web browser wars depends on whose numbers you believe. But the ranking charts all agree on one thing: There's been little change at the top in early 2014.
Opera has released a stable version of its Android browser that supports web-based video chats and peer to peer communications.
Show me the money: How Opera started thinking about the bottom line – and what that did to its software
A few years back, Norwegian browser maker Opera was really struggling. Now, it's put the bottom line front and centre – and that's having a knock on effect on its products, from Coast to its mobile offerings.
Opera Mini users in some markets may soon be get free but capped internet access in exchange for watching ads.
Microsoft has rebranded its Web-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote as 'Office Online.'
Jolla hopes an API that it uses for its Gecko-based browser will get approval from Mozilla to be included in the main Gecko repository.
Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer both bundle Adobe Flash Player. Is a vulnerability in Flash a vulnerability in the browser now?
The new version adds support for the Firefox SocialAPI, improves TLS support and makes many other improvements.
While unsurprisingly Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Java were very vulnerable, Google's Chrome operating system was listed as the third most vulnerable system in 2013.
Microsoft is said to be working to add a new 'enterprise mode' feature to IE11 to try to help Windows 7 business users with IE8 dependencies get 'unstuck.'
How frequently are Internet service providers throttling speeds when you use BitTorrent software?
Are adware companies offering lucrative deals to acquire popular Chrome extensions -- and the trust of an extension's users?
All web browsers are not created equal. Each of the top six browsers has a unique killer feature.
A new data compression feature for Chrome on Android and iOS sends all HTTP data through a Google-run proxy
This week's Google Chrome update added some significant new features to its Windows 8 mode, effectively turning the browser into a stripped-down version of Chrome OS, with its own taskbar and window-management tools. But who's it for, really?