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Chrome, Firefox and Safari browsers chewing away at IE market share

September 30th, 2011

A new research report from Chitika Insights suggests Chrome, Firefox and Safari are eating away at Microsoft’s dominant share of the web browser market. Internet Explorer’s overall share dropped from 56% in July to 54% in August while Firefox’s market share increased from 19% to 20% and Safari’s share grew one point to 9%. Between …

Mozilla releases Firefox 7 for Windows and Mac

September 28th, 2011

Mozilla on Tuesday pushed out a new version of its popular Firefox web browser for Windows and Mac computers. Mozilla released Firefox 6 on August 16th, just over one month ago, and version 7 is already upon us, reaffirming Mozilla’s commitment to the world’s second most popular web browser. Firefox 7 brings with it a host …

Mozilla launches Firefox 5 with ‘even more awesomeness’

June 22nd, 2011

Mozilla on Tuesday finally issued the new public release version of its wildly popular Web browser, Firefox. Version 5 of Firefox wasn’t met with quite the same fanfare as Firefox 4, but the update is a major one nonetheless. Mozilla bills its new browser as being faster than ever with “even more awesomeness,” and we can’t …

Social Web browser Flock shutting down

April 13th, 2011

Flock, the social web browser that was purchased by Zynga earlier this year, has announced that it is shutting down. The team will instead focus on helping Zynga build socially connected games across multiple platforms. If you’re a Flock user, the good news is that you’ll be able to continue to use the product for …

Mozilla launches Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo [video]

March 29th, 2011

On Tuesday, Mozilla released the latest version of Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo smartphones. Firefox 4 now includes support for Firefox Sync, which allows you to sync open tabs, history, bookmarks, passwords, and other data, between your computer and your smartphone. The new Firefox allows for tabbed browsing, add-on installation, and features a new, …

Firefox 4 downloads top 6 million in first 24 hours [video]

March 23rd, 2011

Mozilla announced on Tuesday that the final release version of its Firefox 4 Web browser was available for download. Within its first 24 hours of availability, the browser was downloaded over 6 million times. Microsoft’s latest browser release, Internet Explorer 9, was downloaded 2.35 million times in its first 24 hours of availability. Version 4 …

Apple’s Safari browser embarrassed at Pwn2Own, hacked in 5 seconds

March 10th, 2011

Safari just got served. At this year’s Pwn2Own conference, security firms and enthusiasts are doing their very best to discover and deploy exploits to some of the world’s most popular browsers. Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari, they’re all on the menu for conference attendees and some have definitely faired better than others. Google issued a challenge, …

Mozilla patches 13 security holes in Firefox 3.5, 3.6

December 11th, 2010

Earlier this week, the Mozilla organization released updated versions of its 3.5 and 3.6 Firefox Web browsers. The updated bits patched 13 vulnerabilities found in the code-base, and 11 of the aforementioned security issues were listed as “critical” by the company. The vulnerabilities ranged from buffer and integer overflows to SSL spoofing. If you’re using Firefox 3.5 or 3.6 be sure to …

Firefox 4 release date pushed to ‘early 2011’

October 29th, 2010

If you’ve been awaiting the final, production, rubber-stamped version of Mozilla’s Firefox 4 web browser, you’re just going to have to keep on waiting. It looks like Mozilla and company have pushed the release date of their next generation browser to “early 2011.” Mike Beltnzer, Firefox’s VP of engineering, had this to say: Development on …