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  • Apple And Google Still Lead WebKit Development, But More Smaller Companies Contributing

    Apple And Google Still Lead WebKit Development, But More Smaller Companies Contributing

    Apple and Google still represent the bulk of reviewed commits contributing to the ongoing development of WebKit, the open source web browser engine that powers Safari and Chrome, among others. Google accounts for the bulk of commits, having overtaken Apple in that regard back in 2009 (though Apple still does much more with fewer authors actually writing code), but the more interesting story… Read More

  • Twelephone Is A Telephone That Connects To Your Twitter Feed And Your Customers

    Twelephone Is A Telephone That Connects To Your Twitter Feed And Your Customers

    Twelephone is a new service for making calls right from your Twitter account. The service is one of the first to use the new WebRTC standard, which allows for real-time communication in the Chrome browser via JavaScript APIs. The enterprise will serve as Twelephone’s business model. The idea: a customer with a problem with a product or service gets reached through Twitter. The consumer… Read More

  • AJAX Web Apps In iOS 6 Are Sort Of Broken

    AJAX Web Apps In iOS 6 Are Sort Of Broken

    I noticed some odd behavior in mobile Safari on iOS 6, and while I thought it to be just a minor quibble on my part, it turns out that it’s actually something of a notable bug, now affecting web developers targeting the platform. The problem I noticed is that little, spinning loading indicator (or whatever you call it) at the top of mobile Safari which tells you when a site has… Read More

  • Did Apple Just Quietly End Development Of Safari For Windows?

    Did Apple Just Quietly End Development Of Safari For Windows?

    Safari 6 brings improved performance and many new features to OS X, including offline reading lists, a unified search field and support for Do Not Track. What seems to be completely gone from Apple’s site now, though, is any mention of the Windows version of Safari. Indeed, it looks like Apple has removed all download links for Safari from its site for the time being. This could be… Read More

  • New Version Of Safari Adds Gestures, iCloud Tabs, Twitter & Facebook Integration

    New Version Of Safari Adds Gestures, iCloud Tabs, Twitter & Facebook Integration

    Getting Retina-ready isn’t the only big change coming to Apple’s web browser Safari today, it’s also getting a revamp which introduces a number of new features. Included in the list are faster search suggestions, a new unified smart search field, iCloud syncing (this one we knew about already), a new feature called TabView which uses gestures to navigate through tabs, and… Read More

  • Ecommerce Study Finds Mobile Safari To Be Fastest Growing Web Browser

    Ecommerce Study Finds Mobile Safari To Be Fastest Growing Web Browser

    Much of the time when you talk about browser market share, it’s in the context of IE vs. Chrome vs. all the rest. But new data released from e-commerce technology company Monetate today has thrown the mobile version of Safari into the mix. The result? The firm found Mobile Safari to be the most rapidly growing web browser over the past year on its sites, going from 5.84% in Q1 2011… Read More

  • “Open” Web Browsers Now Majority Of Web — WebKit Continues Rise

    “Open” Web Browsers Now Majority Of Web — WebKit Continues Rise

    A month just ended, which means new stats. In the world of web browsers, there are two particularly interesting ones of significance. One points to “open” web browsers now in the majority amongst those that surf the web. Another points to WebKit browsers passing Firefox, to claim the number two position amongst web surfers. As first noticed by Google’s Peter Beverloo… Read More

  • Google Calls Out Rivals' Web Benchmark Tools, Rebuilds Them To Better Gauge Chrome

    When it comes to Chrome, Google has long been addicted to speed. And for many tasks on the web today, that speed is related to how fast your JavaScript engine is. Google has long held that their’s is the fastest. But it’s hard to know for sure because there are a few different benchmark suites to test such speeds — and the most popular ones are made by companies with stakes… Read More

  • Study: Mobile Ad-Tracking Systems Are "Blind" To 80 Percent Of Apple iOS Devices

    Study: Mobile Ad-Tracking Systems Are "Blind" To 80 Percent Of Apple iOS Devices

    Apple mobile iOS devices (iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches) are used by 130 million people, but they present a huge blindspot to advertisers. All Apple mobile devices use the Safari browser, as do millions of Apple laptop and desktop computers. Safari blocks third-party cookies by default, which is good for privacy and good for consumers. But it is bad for advertisers who rely on browser… Read More

  • First 2 Browsers To Fall At Pwn2Own: Safari & Internet Explorer

    Apple’s Safari and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 were the first two Web browsers to fall in the latest Pwn2Own contest. And yes, this takes into account Apple’s latest Safari security patch that dropped yesterday. Read More

  • So Much For Standards, Google Says WebM Plugins Coming Soon For Safari And IE9

    We’ve already done a full breakdown of Google’s clarification of their H.264 pullout today. But buried in their post is another interesting nugget worth highlighting by itself: WebM plugins are coming shortly for Safari and IE9. Yes, plugins. This is both humorous and terrifying on a few levels. First and formost, the point of all of this H.264/WebM stuff is so that the web can… Read More

  • Google Clarifies Their H.264 Stance, Hands Keys Of Web Video's Future Back To Flash

    Google Clarifies Their H.264 Stance, Hands Keys Of Web Video's Future Back To Flash

    Earlier this week, Google wrote a very short post on their relatively small Chromium blog to announce a big change: they were dropping support for the H.264 codec in Chrome. While they may have tried to whisper it, the post resulted in a shitstorm that reached high into the heavens. It seems as if just about everyone weighed in on the decision (including us, twice). As a result of the… Read More

  • After A Four Year Run, Firefox Is No Longer The Top Browser On TechCrunch — Chrome Is

    After A Four Year Run, Firefox Is No Longer The Top Browser On TechCrunch — Chrome Is

    It has finally happened. It took a little longer than anticipated, but Chrome has now passed Firefox as the browser most often used to visit TechCrunch. For the month of November, Chrome is number one for the first time, edging out Firefox 27.80 percent to 27.67 percent. Back in early September, on Chrome’s second birthday, we noted that Google’s browser had been making huge gains… Read More

  • Biggest Browser Share Gain In October Goes To Chrome

    Browser market share numbers are out for October from Net Applications. Chrome made the biggest gains with a 0.49 percent jump from September to 8.47 percent. Chrome is the third most popular browser after Internet Explorer (59.26 percent) and Firefox (22.82 percent). Both FireFox and IE saw their overall market share positions erode slightly by 0.39 percent and 0.14 percent, respectively. Read More

  • As IE8 Begins To Fall, IE Finally Drops Below 50 Percent Browser Share

    According to the the latest data from the company, last month, September 2010, marked the first time IE fell below the 50 percent share mark in the past decade. Of course, this data only counts what StatCounter collects, but they claim that it’s a huge dataset worldwide — billions of visits from millions of sites. And the trend is clear: two years ago, two-thirds of those people… Read More

  • In The Coming HTML5 Browser Wars, The Markup Should Remain The Same

    In The Coming HTML5 Browser Wars, The Markup Should Remain The Same

    On Monday, Google made a big splash with a customized Arcade Fire video page that showed off all the cool things HTML5 can do, from video, animations and 3D rendering to gorgeous fonts and choreographed windows. It’s all cutting edge stuff as far as what is possible with a Web browser goes, but there is one very big problem. It doesn’t work so great in all browsers, even… Read More

  • Study: Your Browser's Private Browsing Mode May Not Always Be So Private After All

    Your Web browser’s private browsing mode, perhaps not as “private” as you would like to see. A new study, coming out of Stanford University’s Security Lab in the Computer Science Department, says that modern browsers’ private browsing mode may be undermined when visiting certain Web sites or by using certain extensions. Nice. Read More

  • Safari 5.0.1 Lands, Comes With Extensions

    Safari 5.0.1 Lands, Comes With Extensions

    Fresh off the heels of launching a slew of new products yesterday, Apple this morning debuted Safari 5.0.1, switching the flip on Safari Extensions and formally introducing the Safari Extensions Gallery, a directory of available extensions across categories. The company had introduced extensions support in Safari 5 last June, giving developers the opportunity to start creating browser… Read More

  • Internet Explorer Bucks The Trend As Worldwide Usage Grew By 0.57% In June

    Internet Explorer Bucks The Trend As Worldwide Usage Grew By 0.57% In June

    Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is showing early signs of a ‘comeback’, reversing a practically constant slide in browser usage over the past few years for the month of June, according to figures just released by Net Applications. Still the dominant browser in terms of market share any way you slice it, Internet Explorer appears to be reclaiming share at the expense of… Read More

  • StatCounter: Chrome Now Bigger Than Safari In The US, Too

    According to website analytics company StatCounter, Google Chrome has now overtaken Apple’s Safari in the US browser market for the first time on a weekly basis, claiming third place overall. StatCounter, which says it analyzed some 874 million pages viewed on its network of over 3 million websites in the US alone for the week 21 to 27 June 2010, pegs Chrome’s market share at… Read More