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Yahoo! refuses to recognize Internet Explorer 10’s Do Not Track

Yahoo! refuses to recognize Internet Explorer 10’s Do Not Track

Back in 2009, Microsoft announced support for Do Not Track in Internet Explorer 9. Soon after, DNT support was added by Mozilla, Apple, and Opera to each company's respective browser. With Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft has DNT enabled by default. Yahoo! doesn't like this move, and released a statement that it will ignore the browser's DNT signal.

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Microsoft faces up to $7.4bn fine in EU browser punishment

Microsoft faces up to $7.4bn fine in EU browser punishment

Microsoft is facing the unpleasant end of the European Commission antitrust blunderbuss, with the company now in line for a potentially huge fine over browser choice missteps. The EC confirmed it was investigating the software firm back in July, after an agreed-upon browser choice page failed to be shown to 28m PC users; now, Reuters reports, the EC will open a formal proceeding that will decide the extent of the penalty.

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Chrome for Android updated for x86: Plays nicely with Medfield RAZR i

Chrome for Android updated for x86: Plays nicely with Medfield RAZR i

Google's Chrome for Android browser has been updated to run on x86 processors, meaning Intel Medfield powered smartphones like Motorola's RAZR i now play nicely with the app. Unveiled earlier this month, and set to go on sale in October, the RAZR i arrived with a few gaps in its software support, most notably the fact that Chrome wasn't compatible with non-ARM processors.

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Amazon delivers update for Silk browser, adds ‘Trending Now’ feature

Amazon delivers update for Silk browser, adds ‘Trending Now’ feature

It's been an exciting couple of days for Amazon. Yesterday, the company announced a slew of new devices, ranging from the Kindle Paperwhite to the Kindle Fire HD (in all of its various forms), along with refreshes of the original Kindle and Kindle Fire. Today, Amazon has released a new update for its Silk browser in anticipation of the launch of the Kindle Fire HD, and it adds quite a few improvements over the Silk that most people are familiar with.

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Atari remakes gaming classics in HTML5 for browsers and Windows 8

Atari remakes gaming classics in HTML5 for browsers and Windows 8

Atari has decided that it's time to give some of its classic games a fresh coat paint, launching the new Atari Arcade. Eight of Atari's classic games have been updated using HTML5 and are playable in your browser for free. That's not the end of it though, as Atari has also teamed up with Microsoft to bring these games to Windows 8 tablets.

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Maxthon browser for Kindle Fire gets updated

Maxthon browser for Kindle Fire gets updated

If you own one of the Amazon Kindle Fire tablets, and don't care for the default web browser you may be looking for some alternatives. I can tell you from experience that the web browser that ships on the Fire isn't the best. Maxthon has announced that it has updated its browser for the Kindle Fire with new features.

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Google Chrome grabs one third of the global browser market

Google Chrome grabs one third of the global browser market

For a long time Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser sat on a lofty perch well beyond the reach of other browsers on the market. Over the last several years, Internet Explorer has started to lose market share to other browsers such as Firefox and Google Chrome. In fact, Chrome was the most popular browser for a while back in May of this year.

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Safari 6 now available for download

Safari 6 now available for download

Along with Mountain Lion, Apple has begun to roll out updates for several of its core Mac OS X apps, including Safari 6. The updated browser will be available for Lion as well as Mountain Lion, and features several new features over its predecessor, including Smart Search Field, Offline Reading List, Do Not Track, a password pane, and support for Baidu, a Chinese search engine. Some features, however, will only be available on Mountain Lion.

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European Commission investigating Windows 8 browser options

European Commission investigating Windows 8 browser options

Microsoft found itself in a tough spot this week as the European Commission announced that it would investigate the lack of a browser choice screen on PCs Windows 7 Service Pack 1. Microsoft responded by saying that a technical glitch prevented PCs from seeing the option screen, and offered to extend the compliance period. The company may still face sanctions, and now the European Commission has set its sights on Windows 8 for a similar issue.

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Microsoft: 28m PCs affected by browser choice blunder

Microsoft: 28m PCs affected by browser choice blunder

Microsoft has revealed that 28 million PCs were impacted by its legally-mandated browser choice blunder, blaming engineer error for not presenting Windows 7 users with a choice of web options. The European Commission has reopened its investigation into antitrust behaviors around browser bundling in Windows, after reports that many users weren't getting prompted to pick from a range of apps as Microsoft had promised; in a statement, Microsoft says the bungle was accidental rather than a malicious and deliberate attempt to squash the competition.

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B&N NOOK for Web puts ebooks in your browser

B&N NOOK for Web puts ebooks in your browser

Barnes & Noble has launched NOOK for Web, a way to read ebooks from the company's catalog in your browser rather than on a dedicated ereader, tablet or smartphone. The new service runs in Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer, with instant access - registration free - to ebook samples, and then the same purchase options as on a NOOK Tablet or similar device.

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European Commission investigating Microsoft’s browser option commitment [UPDATE: Microsoft responds]

European Commission investigating Microsoft’s browser option commitment [UPDATE: Microsoft responds]

The European Commission probed Microsoft back in 2009 over Internet Explorer’s massive market share, concerned that it was stifling competition thanks to the browser being installed by default on Windows PCs. Microsoft suggested an option screen that would give customers an option between five different browsers, but it turns out that Microsoft may not have implemented the solution for millions of Europeans.

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