Maxthon

  • Maxthon Releases Windows PC Browser Designed To Make Watching Videos Faster

    Maxthon Releases Windows PC Browser Designed To Make Watching Videos Faster

    Browser maker Maxthon has released a browser for Windows PC that is designed for watching videos and includes features like the “AdSkipper,” which lets users fast forward through advertisements without slowing their video downloads. Read More

  • Maxthon Releases Its First Browser For Linux

    Maxthon Releases Its First Browser For Linux

    Maxthon has launched its first cloud browser for Linux. The release is partly due to requests from Maxthon’s users, but also because the open-source operating system has become speedier, says Karl Mattson, the company’s vice president. Read More

  • Maxthon Reaffirms Commitment To PC With New Windows Desktop Browser

    Maxthon Reaffirms Commitment To PC With New Windows Desktop Browser

    Cloud-based browser maker Maxthon’s latest announcements have been for mobile products (including its deal with MediaTek to be pre-loaded onto 100 million mobile devices next year). Despite keeping pace with the rapidly growing mobile market, however, Maxthon is still focusing on its desktop products. Today the company announced the beta release of its latest Windows PC browser… Read More

  • Maxthon Releases Its Mobile Browser For Windows Phone

    Maxthon Releases Its Mobile Browser For Windows Phone

    Web browser maker Maxthon has introduced a cloud browser for Windows Phone. While this latest announcement doesn’t have the same immediate growth potential for Maxthon as the deal it announced last month with MediaTek, which will preload its mobile browser onto at least 100 million Android smartphones next year, the company says Windows Phone is important to its cross-platform philosophy. Read More

  • Maxthon Inks Deal With Mobile Chip Maker MediaTek That Will Preload Its Browser Onto 100M Mobile Devices In 2014

    Maxthon Inks Deal With Mobile Chip Maker MediaTek That Will Preload Its Browser Onto 100M Mobile Devices In 2014

    Web browser maker Maxthon has announced a partnership with Rolltech, the value-added services arm of MediaTek, the third largest global supplier of chipsets used in Android smartphones. This means that in 2014 Maxthon’s mobile browser will be preloaded onto upwards of 100 million smartphones and tablets made by manufacturers such as LGE, ZTE, TCL/Alcatel, Gionee, Phillips, Techain… Read More

  • Maxthon Is A Cloud-Based Browser For Power Users

    Maxthon Is A Cloud-Based Browser For Power Users

    Maxthon may not have the name recognition of Chrome, Firefox or Safari, but the cloud browser has gained a global following of more than 100 million unique visitors per month in 140 countries. Karl Mattson, the company’s vice president, says Maxthon’s growth has been driven in large part by Web developers and gamers who appreciate its built-in memory management, Flash, GPU… Read More

  • What Are Google's Browser Plans?

    What Are Google's Browser Plans?

    Stephan Spencer at CNET writes a speculative post on Google’s browsers plans. Google hasn’t said much on the subject in over a year, when CEO Eric Schmidt sidestepped the question by answering “We would only do so…if we thought there was a real user benefit.” People often point to the cozy relationship between Google and Firefox when talking about… Read More

  • Google Takes Partial Ownership Of Maxthon Browser

    Multiple sources are confirming that the Chinese/Israeli startup behind the Maxthon Browser has sold a minority stake to Google. The total investment size is rumored to be around $1 million. We are also hearing that this investment is part of a “much larger strategic deal” between the two companies. Maxthon has had over 80 million downloads of its browser, and over half of its… Read More

  • Maxthon gets ready to face browser War

    Maxthon gets ready to face browser War

    Maxthon browser: a Beijing based company we reviewed recently, will announce today an investment with Charles River Ventures and is preparing a version 2 of its already very popular browser that is supposed to be realeased in weeks time. Maxthon went over 50 millions downloads since last time we reviewed them. They are now over 55 millions and are growing at the speed of over millions per month. Read More

  • Lunch In Israel: six startups, a VC and a blogger

    Lunch In Israel: six startups, a VC and a blogger

    Last Sunday I attended an ad hoc tech lunch in Tel Aviv, Israel to meet six great web 2.0 startups there. Attending were founders from I4giveu, Maxthon, Raw Sugar, Spotback, Triplay and Yedda. Daniel Cohen from Gemini Israel Funds, Ouriel Ohayon (TechCrunch France author) and other tech enthusiasts were there as well. We had a great meal and a great discussion. My pictures from the event are up… Read More

  • Maxthon: the browser that rocks

    Maxthon: the browser that rocks

    Maxthon is in my view the best alternative to Internet Explorer. Firefox and Opera are doing a great job (both in product and buzz) but they just don’t catch up with Maxthon. Founded by the very young and brilliant Jeff Chen in 2003 in China (under MyIE name), Maxthon became very quickly popular in Asia (awarded last year in Red Herring Asia ) and all over the world. The big difference… Read More