BROWSER WARS

May 10th, 2012

Is Microsoft Locking Out Other Browsers From Windows RT?

Microsoft may be locking out other browsers from Windows RT (Windows on ARM) by withholding crucial APIs from developers, according to accusations from the Mozilla Foundation. According to reports and reliable rumor sources, Windows RT will offer a touchscreen centric tiled ‘Metro’ UI that only runs apps purchased from Microsoft’s iTunes style app store, in [...]

December 16th, 2011

Research Firm Claims That Google is ‘Conspiring’ to Kill Firefox

Last week, security research firm Accuvant released a report – commissioned by Google – which claimed that Chrome was the most ‘secure’ browser and Firefox was the least secure. Now, rival security firm NSS Labs has published a report claiming that Accuvant’s methodology is flawed, and is part of a “larger strategic move by Google [...]

December 9th, 2011

Report: Google’s Chrome Most ‘Secure’ Browser

According to a report by security research firm Accuvant, Google’s Chrome browser is the most ‘secure’ mainstream web browser besting Firefox, and Internet Explorer. The report, commissioned by Google, analyzed the practical effect default protections bundled with each browser had on a wide class of exploits. Each browser was compared on a layered perspective, taking [...]

December 1st, 2011

Has Chrome Overtaken Firefox in Global Browser Share?

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is still the hegemon in the global browser market, but a dispute has emerged as to which browser takes second place. According to metrics firm Statcounter, Google’s Chrome browser had 25.69 percent of the global browser market in November, whilst Firefox had 25.23 percent. This marks the first time that Chrome has [...]

September 2nd, 2011

Google Chrome Hits 15.5 Percent Market Share

On the eve of the web browser’s third birthday, industry-monitoring group Net Applications announced that Chrome has captured 15.5 percent of the browser market. These numbers shouldn’t surprise anyone, as doing the past few years as Firefox has lost both market share and critical support while Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9, though vastly super to its [...]