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Skyfire Beta for BlackBerry released to testers

July 11th, 2009

Try to compose yourselves, BlackBerry users. We know it’s hard, what with the knowledge that you’re now closer than ever to having a browser on your handsets that isn’t completely abysmal, but do try. Word came through this morning that registered Skyfire BlackBerry testers now have a new version available and ripe for the picking. …

Official Firefox 3.5 Final download goes live

June 30th, 2009

Mozilla had made it known that today would be Firefox 3.5 day and it’s a good thing — if you’re like us, you just can’t take the wait anymore. Rejoice! Mozilla has officially made Firefox 3.5 Final available in all of its speedy, tab tearing, private browsing, Javascript gobbling, plugin-less video playing glory. Release notes …

Opera announces "Opera Unite", a web server within a web browser

June 16th, 2009

Opera tantalized everyone last week with its proclamation that the Norwegian company was about to reinvent the Web. We were skeptical at best. Here we are on launch day and, well, the Web kind of feels the same, but Opera has announced its latest and greatest innovation, dubbed Opera Unite. According to the post at …

Opera to "reinvent the Web" on June 16th

June 12th, 2009

Sorry Al Gore, your work here is done. The Internet as we know it will soon to be a thing of the past. No longer will a complex series of interconnected computers following a strict set of protocols connect us to the information we crave, the knowledge we relish and the kitty videos we yearn …

Comcast to match Cablevision, offer 100Mbps service

May 28th, 2009

While Verizon maintains its FiOS service is way too cool to be bothered with things like speed upgrades, Comcast is apparently just about ready to step up to the plate. According to an Inquirer report from this morning, Comcast is prepping an Optimum Ultra competitor that could launch any day now. Comcast’s offering will allegedly …

Firefox to jump on the split process bus

May 7th, 2009

While Google’s Chrome Web browser is still extremely young in terms of development, there are a few areas where it most definitely pushed browser technology forward. One such area is tabbed browsing. As you likely already know, Chrome (and now Internet Explorer 8 as well) treats each open tab as a separate running process. This …

Skyfire begins the hunt for BlackBerry alpha testers

April 11th, 2009

BlackBerrys are great for a lot of things but web browsing just isn’t one of them. The default web browser really isn’t all that suitable for anything more than WAP sites and, well, it’s painfully slow. Because of this, a large number of BlackBerry users turn to third-party browsers such as Opera Mini and Bolt …

Opera tells Forbes to calm down, no US carrier agreements at CTIA

March 23rd, 2009

Following a report from Forbes last Friday, Opera has stated publicly — at least in PR speak — that it denies suggestions of one or more US carrier agreements rumored to be announced in early April. Forbes’ report suggested US carriers were finally “coming around” and the Oslo-based browser company would be announcing agreements to …