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Yahoo! Axis browser debuts

Yahoo! Axis browser debuts

Everyone may be content using Google as their primary search provider, but Yahoo! still has a horse in the race. The company has unveiled its latest creation, dubbed Axis, a new browser designed to make searching more visual and intuitive. Dedicated apps are available for the iPhone and iPad, while Axis serves as a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari on PCs and Macs.

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Google Chrome climbs to the top of browser heap

Google Chrome climbs to the top of browser heap

The browser world is similar to other segments of the technology market where the lead often gets traded among different brands. The latest numbers tracking the global browser market are in from Statcounter and changes occurred in the market. As you can tell from the crossing of the blue and green lines, Internet Explorer was passed by Chrome for the lead recently.

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Microsoft madness: Bing buoyant amid Browser brouhaha

Microsoft madness: Bing buoyant amid Browser brouhaha

It's a strange world: Microsoft has, in the space of a day, been accused of being up to its old tricks in closed-off anti competitiveness, and praised for its openness and flexibility. On the one hand, Mozilla and Google are up in arms about their browsers not having the same flexibility as Internet Explorer does in Windows RT, the version of the upcoming OS Microsoft expects to see on iPad-rivalling tablets and ultraportables. On the other, the Bing refresh is seeing favorable comparisons between it and Google's contentious Search plus Your World refresh earlier this year.

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Opera claims 56% of users are mobile-only Web surfers

Opera claims 56% of users are mobile-only Web surfers

Opera may not be the biggest name in the world of browsers, but when you hone the focus into mobile browsers, it begins to sing a different tune. The software company has revealed some interesting statistics about its users, which provide some fascinating insight into what kind of person the average Opera mobile user is. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that these numbers are on a global scale.

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Cube demos WebGL using Google Maps

Cube demos WebGL using Google Maps

Google may have a little fun with search occasionally, and now the company has created a dedicated game based around Google Maps. It’s called Cube, and is essentially a browser-based version of Labyrinth that uses real world maps. It’s controlled using your mouse, with movements shifting the balance of the cube as you try to navigate the blue ball towards the designated targets.

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What a ClusterFuzz: Google details Chrome security

What a ClusterFuzz: Google details Chrome security

Developing a browser can be a tricky business, especially in the case of Chrome, which has an ever shifting codebase. Google’s answer to the problem is a “fuzzing” infrastructure, a cluster of hundreds of virtual machines that run around 6,000 instances of Chrome simultaneously. Dubbed the “ClusterFuzz”, the servers automatically download the Last Known Good Revision of Chrome and perform fifty million tests on it per day.

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Chrome for Android leaving beta “in a matter of weeks”

Chrome for Android leaving beta “in a matter of weeks”

Google first released Chrome for Android back in February, and it was met with a warm reception. It featured a more intuative UI over the stock browser, and while it sacrificed a little in raw performance, it brought some additional features to the table like tab syncing. The browser did launch as a beta though, leaving many wondering when the final version would arrive. Wonder no more: Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome and Apps for Google, has said that Chrome will lose its beta status “in a matter of weeks.”

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Nokia Browser v2.0 coaxes Next Billion with the cloud

Nokia Browser v2.0 coaxes Next Billion with the cloud

Nokia has redoubled its efforts to win back the hearts and minds (and wallets) of the Next Billion, with the release of its new Nokia Browser for S40 complete with cloud-crunched data streamlining. The Nokia Browser 2.0 promises a cut in data transfers of up to 90-percent, thanks to a new cloud layer which compresses and caches sites so as to present as minor a footprint on your data bundle as possible.

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