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Ecosia, the search engine that funds tree-planting initiatives with a portion of its search ad profits, has launched a new cross-platform browser to grow its online footprint. The new browser,…

Green search engine Ecosia launches a cross-platform browser

Opera has launched a new browser called Opera One, which will eventually replace its flagship browser. The Norway-based company said that this new browser has elements that will make it…

Opera launches Opera One browser with a new tab grouping concept

A diminished Firefox turns 100

10:54 am PDT • May 3, 2022

Mozilla launched version 100 of its Firefox browser today, but more so than a day for celebration, it feels like a day for nostalgia. That’s a nostalgia for a time…

A diminished Firefox turns 100

Island, a Dallas-based startup that has built a Chromium-based browser for the enterprise, has emerged from stealth with almost $100 million in funding. Island claims its aptly-named Enterprise Browser, which…

Island emerges from stealth with a new enterprise-focused web browser

The Mozilla Foundation today released its financial report for 2020. As usual, this gives us a good picture of the organization’s financial health from a year ago, but for the…

Mozilla expects to generate more than $500M in revenue this year

Google is resuming work on reducing the granularity of information presented in user-agent strings on its Chrome browser, it said today — picking up an effort it put on pause…

Google unpauses privacy-focused changes to Chrome UA strings

The paradox of connected computing is how much information is made available to us in just a few clicks or taps — but also how this ocean of available data…

Sidekick Browser wants to be a productivity-honed ‘work OS’ on Chromium

Google today announced that its Chrome browser is moving to a faster release cycle by shipping a new milestone every four weeks instead of the current six-week cycle (with a…

Google speeds up its release cycle for Chrome

With its Edge browser now stable, Microsoft’s current focus for its Chromium-based browser is to build features that differentiate it from the competition. With the holiday season coming up fast…

Microsoft is building a price comparison engine into its Edge browser

Microsoft’s Edge browser is coming to Linux, starting with the Dev channel. The first of these previews will go live in October. When Microsoft announced that it would switch its…

Microsoft’s Edge browser is coming to Linux in October

A few months ago, we declared that “browsers are interesting again,” thanks to increased competition among the major players. Now, as more startups are getting onboard, things are getting downright…

Investors are browsing for Chromium startups

Browser developers love to add small Easter Eggs to their apps to help you while away the hours when your interent is down, for example. Chrome has long had the…

You can now surf in Microsoft’s Edge browser

Microsoft today announced a major new initiative that will finally alleviate some of the persistent confusion around Windows app development. Project Reunion, as it is called, is meant to unify…

Microsoft announces Project Reunion to make Windows app development easier again

Microsoft today announced a ton of new features for its productivity apps, but it also used today’s release to highlight a few new features that are coming to its Chromium-based…

Microsoft Edge is getting smart copy and paste, a password monitor and vertical tabs

Ecosia, a not-for-profit search engine which uses ad generated revenue to fund planting trees, is set to get a visibility boost in Chrome. A change Google is making to its…

Tree planting search engine Ecosia is getting a visibility boost in Chrome

Right on schedule, Microsoft today released the first stable version of its new Chromium-based Edge browser, just over a year after it first announced that it would stop developing its…

Here is the first stable release of Microsoft’s new Edge browser

Two security researchers have been crowned the top hackers in this year’s Pwn2Own hacking contest after developing and testing several high profile exploits, including an attack against an Amazon Echo.…

Two security researchers earned $60,000 for hacking an Amazon Echo

Microsoft is setting itself some high goals for its new Chromium-based Edge browser. As Chuck Friedman, the corporate vice president for Edge told me, he wants Edge to hit one…

Microsoft has big plans for its new Edge browser

It’s Microsoft Ignite this week, the company’s premier event for IT professionals and decision-makers. But it’s not just about new tools for role-based access. Ignite is also very much a…

The 7 most important announcements from Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft today announced that its Chromium-based Edge browser will be generally available on January 15 and that the release candidate for Windows and macOS is now available for download (and…

Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser gets new privacy features, will be generally available January 15

Microsoft today launched the first beta builds of its new Chromium-based Edge browser for Windows and Mac. The new beta channel, which will see a new update roughly every six…

Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge browser is now in beta

At the risk of sounding too optimistic, 2019 might be the year of the private web browser. In the beginning, browsers were a cobbled together mess that put a premium…

What Chrome’s browser changes mean for your privacy and security

Microsoft today announced a number of new features for its new Chromium-based Edge browser, which saw its first public release only a few weeks ago. One of these features addresses…

Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser will get new privacy controls, IE mode and Collections

Facebook today announced that it has made its first major API contribution to Google’s Chrome browser. Together with Google, Facebook’s team created an API proposal to contribute code to the…

Facebook makes its first browser API contribution

Researchers at Princeton University have built a web app that lets you (and them) spy on your smart home devices to see what they’re up to. The open source tool,…

Spy on your smart home with this open source research tool

Microsoft today launched the first official version of its Edge browser with the Chromium engine for Windows 10. You can now download the first developer and canary builds here. The…

Here’s the first official preview of Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser

In an update to the chromium engine, which underpins Google’s popular Chrome browser, the search giant has quietly updated the lists of default search engines it offers per market —…

Google has quietly added DuckDuckGo as a search engine option for Chrome users in ~60 markets

The rumors were true: Microsoft Edge is moving to the open-source Chromium platform, the same platform that powers Google’s Chrome browser. And once that is done, Microsoft is bringing Edge…

Microsoft Edge goes Chromium (and macOS)

Microsoft Edge has failed to capture the public’s attention since launching back in 2015, so you can’t really blame the company for switching tacks. According to new reports that first…

Microsoft is reportedly replacing Edge with a Chromium-based browser

Google’s Chrome browser will soon flag every site that doesn’t use HTTPS encryption. Starting in July, with the launch of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as ‘not…

Chrome will soon mark all unencrypted pages as ‘not secure’