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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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IE9 versus Google: which one handles social engineering attacks better?

IE9 versus Google: which one handles social engineering attacks better?

Social engineering has become the dominant method of distribution for fake antivirus software these days. In my real-world testing with actual malware, Google Chrome did a terrible job of helping users avoid suspicious downloads. Meanwhile, Internet Explorer 9 correctly the exact same sites and files as suspicious. What's the difference?

published April 25, 2011 by

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First Look: Mozilla Firefox 4 web browser

First Look: Mozilla Firefox 4 web browser

Mozilla Firefox 4 is now available as a free download. As these First Look screenshots show, Firefox 4 has taken some cues from Chrome and Internet Explorer 9 to make a cleaner and more nimble web browsing experience.

published April 1, 2011 by

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20 online topography tools for web designers

20 online topography tools for web designers

Do you need help with elements of style, word spacing, font selection, vertical motion, blocks and paragraphs, line height, converting px to em, and other design details? Ryan Boudreaux presents his list of some of the best online topography tools available for web designers. Here are the first 20 with 20 more to come.

published April 1, 2011 by

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Internet Explorer 9 Tracking Protection: how it works

Internet Explorer 9 Tracking Protection: how it works

With the IE9 Release Candidate, Microsoft has taken the wraps off a powerful new privacy-protection tool. Using the Tracking Protection feature, any IE9 user can install a list of sites and substrings that it wants to block. The effect is to block third-party tracking cookies, web beacons, analytics scripts, and even ads.

published February 13, 2011 by

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Twitter CEO: Why he turned down Facebook

At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Twitter CEO Evan Williams explains to Federated Media CEO John Battelle his rationale for turning down Facebook in October of 2008. He says, "he didn't see a reason to sell…the point is really what we can build."

published October 21, 2009 by

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Windows 7 demo: Search tools

A terabyte here, a terabyte there, and pretty soon you're talking about some pretty serious information overload. It doesn't matter how well organized you are, once your collection of data files and other digital stuff gets big enough, you're going to need some help finding things. ZDNet's Ed Bott takes a closer look at the search tools in Windows 7 and shows you how you can use them to make your digital life a little more organized.

published September 28, 2009 by

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Telstra: Now we are listening

Why did Telstra recently shut down its Now We Are Talking website? The problem, according to Telstra chief executive David Thodey, was that "the other guy left it running" and everyone had got sore throats from talking too much.

published September 27, 2009 by

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Intel unveils the Net-savvy CE4100

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Eric Kim, senior vice president at Intel, revealed a new Atom-based CE4100 chip. It is designed to bring Internet content and services to digital TVs, DVD players, and advanced set-top boxes by integrating different processors to handle graphics, displays, networking, and video decoding.

published September 24, 2009 by

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Beyond Google AdSense: Monetizing smaller Web sites

What can small companies and start-ups without huge audience numbers do to earn money from their Web sites? At the Revenue Bootcamp Conference in Mountain View, Calif., panelists discuss pay-per-click ads, and why they might not be the best model for small companies. Rather, they say, finding a single sponsor or targeting a more specific audience could be a better strategy. Panelists include: Neil Chase, vice president of Author Services at Federated Media; Samir Arora, chairman and CEO of Glam Media; and David Kopp, senior director of North American ads at Yahoo. Moderator: Bill Reichert, managing director of Garage Technology Ventures.

published July 14, 2009 by

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What's working and what's not in SEO?

At the Revenue Bootcamp Conference in Mountain View, Calif., panelists discussed the best ways to drive traffic to your site. Dion Lim, COO of SimplyHired.com, stresses his company's success with partnerships--if you make people money, he says, they'll be your friends for life. Neil Patel, a Quick Sprout Blogger, says to develop relationships with bloggers to generate buzz, and Anita Cohen-Williams, founder of MySearchGuru, claims that organic SEO is not dead--rather, it's still very important. The panel was moderated by Charlene Li, founder of The Altimeter Group.

published July 13, 2009 by

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The month ahead: How the iPhone 3GS is faring

With earnings season looming, ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das and senior editor Sam Diaz look ahead at July and discuss what's on deck for the big four: Apple, Yahoo, Google, and Microsoft. We all know ad spending has tapered, but what does that mean for Google? And will Windows 7 carry Microsoft through the recession?

published July 2, 2009 by

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Is AT&T slowly dethroning the almighty iPhone?

ZDNet Senior Editor Sam Diaz shares his views on the release of Apple's new iPhone 3G S. Diaz says there is a dark shadow being cast over the new device because of its exclusive relationship with carrier AT&T, while users complain about two-year contracts and lack of support for MMS messaging.

published June 23, 2009 by

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Project Kenai at JavaOne

At the JavaOne conference in San Francisco, Robert Brewin, CTO for Sun Microsystems, and John Brock, part of the Connected Developer Team for Project Kenai, demonstrate how developers will be able to use this new site to gain visibility, collaborate, and connect on projects over the Internet.

published June 3, 2009 by

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