Microsoft may be being all cocky about video codecs in Internet Explorer 9, but the reality is that the browser's share of the market is on the slide. Slowly, since it's just fallen below 60%, but it's still downwards.
Google's making sure that Chrome's ascendancy is a global phenomenon, using a uniquely Google trick: It's building automatic machine translation into the browser itself. Is Google trying to turn the planet into a happy chattering Net family?
The Net browser wars have just taken an interesting turn: For the month of February, Google's Chrome was the only one to demonstrate a growth in market share. It was a tiny change, but a strangely interesting one. What's Chrome's secret?
Months ago, European lawmakers deemed that Microsoft was abusing its monopoly position (and engaging in other murky shenanigans) to push its Internet Explorer browser onto the public. Microsoft proposed a compromise. And this morning the E.U. has approved the bargain.
Microsoft is obviously chock-full of nice sweet people, slaving away to make its software products all groovy...but not Amy Barzdukas. She's just been saying some very snarky things about Firefox's Billion Downloads claim.
The European Union has just taken a fresh bite at Microsoft's anit-competitive business practices, and accused the company of harming "competition between web browsers" by bundling Internet Explorer with its Windows OSs. It's a preliminarty finding, so no punitive action is outlined. Yet.
Tuesday, Opera released a preview of Opera Mini 4.2, a mobile Web browser that works on nearly every phone. Yet with 20 million users of the Mini browser worldwide, the technology company has yet to take hold of the U.S. market.