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Chinese $1.2B deal for Opera crumples

The planned sale of Opera Software to a group of Chinese companies for $1.2 billion has foundered.

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Mozilla wants to build web recommendation engine into Firefox

'Content Graph' will tap the Firefox user pool to fuel the content placed under, presumably, the browser's Forward button.

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Microsoft squanders browser dominance in record time

An estimated 33 million users deserted Microsoft's browsers last month, pushing the company's browser strategy closer to the edge of irrelevancy.

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Modern meetings: How to share your screen to your conference TV

Apple TV, Chromecast, and Miracast can take you some of the distance; AirParrot and Ditto a little further.

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Apple starts test run of Safari 10

Apple has begun testing Safari 10 with developers running the 2014 and 2015 editions of macOS.

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Opera rebuts Microsoft claim that Edge eats less power

Opera Software today disputed Microsoft's claim that Edge, the default browser in Windows 10, consumes less power on a laptop than Opera's flagship.

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Microsoft plugs Edge browser as power miser

Microsoft yesterday claimed its own tests show that its Edge browser used 27% less power than Chrome, and 35% less than Firefox.

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Chrome eats up to 70% more battery power than Edge browser, Microsoft claims

Microsoft is crowing about Edge browser battery-saving capabilities, claiming it uses less power so you can surf longer while unplugged; it reportedly has '17-70% more battery life' than Chrome, Firefox and Opera.

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Safari 10 to turn off Flash by default

Apple is driving another nail in the coffin of Adobe Flash by no longer telling websites that offer both Flash and HTML5 that the plug-in is installed on users' Macs.

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New Mozilla fund will pay for security audits of open-source code

A new Mozilla fund, called Secure Open Source, aims to provide security audits of open-source code, following the discovery of key security bugs like Heartbleed and Shellshock in key pieces of the software.

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Multi-process Firefox project nears completion of first phase

Mozilla is nearing a production release of a multi-process Firefox that should offer better performance and stability.

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Firefox 47 adds more support for video copy protection

Mozilla today released Firefox 47, which sports multiple under-the-hood changes and an enhancement to the browser's synchronization service.

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Users abandon sinking Microsoft browser ship at record clip

Just one month after Microsoft ceded the No. 1 browser spot to rival Google, Internet Explorer and Edge hemorrhaged users at an astounding rate.

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8 ways to handle Web pages iOS users need to know

How to make the Web useful again now most people's Bookmarks have become huge cluttered collections of digital 'stuff'.

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SWIFT asks customers to help it end a string of bank frauds

Financial transaction network SWIFT called on its customers Friday to help it end a string of high-profile banking frauds perpetrated using its network.

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Microsoft tweaks IE11-Edge interoperability in Windows 10

Microsoft will introduce changes in this summer's Windows 10 Anniversary Update to simplify switching from IE11 to Edge, and back.

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Federal judge rejects Mozilla's demand to see bug in Tor browser

A federal judge has rejected a request by Mozilla that the U.S. government provide it with information about a vulnerability in the Tor browser, which is based on Mozilla's Firefox.

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Firefox’s market share is bigger than that of all Microsoft’s browsers combined

Firefox now has more desktop users than both Microsoft's Web browsers combined -- but it's a rivalry that is increasingly irrelevant as Google Chrome has almost twice the share of Firefox and Microsoft together.

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