RockMelt

  • RockMelt Browser Opens Up To All, More Quietly This Time

    RockMelt Browser Opens Up To All, More Quietly This Time

    When RockMelt launched its new browser in private beta last November, it was greeted with an avalanche of press. RockMelt is a new social browser built around Facebook, realtime feeds, and faster search. The fact that Netscape founder Marc Andreessen is a major backer probably had something to do with the intense interest also. Reviews were mixed and then interest sort of died down. The… Read More

  • RockMelt Rolls Out Its First Big Update: Chromium 7, More Social, Better Gmail

    RockMelt Rolls Out Its First Big Update: Chromium 7, More Social, Better Gmail

    You remember RockMelt, right? After the social browser launched two weeks ago, talk about it exploded — then seemed to die down just as quickly. But today brings an update that may get people interested again. The service has just rolled out their first big update to their browser. Version 0.8.36.74 (sexy name) contains a number of bug fixes and stability improvements. It also updates… Read More

  • You've Got FMail

    You've Got FMail

    The news on Monday appears to be that Facebook will reinvent email. TechCrunch says it’s the long awaited Gmail killer. Others say it’s Gmail inventor Paul Buchheit’s project since he came to Facebook in the FriendFeed acquisition. Paul says he hasn’t been working on that, but rather the Big Freaking Zip File app where we can download all our Facebook bits. And… Read More

  • Between A RockMelt And A Hard Place: The Quest For The Social Browser

    Between A RockMelt And A Hard Place: The Quest For The Social Browser

    As with most things on the web, the insanity surrounding the initial launch of RockMelt died down quickly. The first reactions had some people screaming “eureka!”, while others yelled “Flock 2.0!” The truth, as I see it after a few days of usage, is that the latest social web browser is somewhere in the middle of those two extremes. I know, it’s boring to say… Read More

  • Google Versus RockMelt: Who Does Search Previews Better?

    Google Versus RockMelt: Who Does Search Previews Better?

    All of a sudden, visual search previews are the hot feature of the week. On Monday, RockMelt unveiled its new browser in private beta. One of its main features is how it handles search from the browser search box. When you type in a search, results are displayed in a column overlay with each underlying page preloaded so that it appears in the main browser window when you click on each… Read More

  • RockMelt: The Video. Where's The "Leave Me The F%$K Alone" Button?

    Yesterday, a new social browser, RockMelt, launched in a very private beta. You can read my initial review here. But unless you were one of the 500 lucky readers to grab an invite yesterday, or know somebody who did (every user gets three invites), you might have to wait a while before you get to try it out. In the meantime, you can get a sense of what the browser looks like from this video… Read More

  • RockMelt: A Browser Built For Sharing (First Hands On And 500 Exclusive Invites)

    RockMelt: A Browser Built For Sharing (First Hands On And 500 Exclusive Invites)


    If you are going to create a new browser from scratch and go up against the Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Apple, you might as well make it really different. Rockmelt, a company backed by Netscape founder Marc Andreessen which has been under wraps until today, is trying to build a new browsing experience from the ground up. Are they crazy? “The big thing,” says Andreessen… Read More

  • The RockMelt Mystery. Is it Just a Facebook Browser, Or Will It Break The Mold?

    Marc Andreessen is backing a new browser company called RockMelt. Not much is known about RockMelt other than it is being designed by an all-star team (including software engineer Robert John Churchill from the Netscape days) and that it is tied into Facebook through Facebook Connect. Marshall Kirkpatrick at ReadWriteWeb has a screenshot of the sign-in page and speculates that RockMelt is… Read More