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Microsoft facing EU browser fine by end of March claim insiders

Microsoft facing EU browser fine by end of March claim insiders

Microsoft faces a potentially huge fine from the European Union over its PC browser choice goof last year, with insiders claiming the penalty will be imposed before the end of March. "The Commission is planning to fine Microsoft before the Easter break" a source familiar with the investigation told Reuters; though the exact amount Microsoft faces in penalties is unknown, there are whispers that it will be considerable since this will be the second time the company has not complied with the EU.

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Opera cuts down its workforce by 10%

Opera cuts down its workforce by 10%

Opera has just reported that it lost about 91 of its employees, which amounts to almost 10% of its workforce. Half of the employees were developers for the software company, and the reason for the cut was due to Opera's decision to switch over to the open-source WebKit browser. The switch left the company with 840 employees last quarter, down from the 931 that it had previously had.


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Opera hits 300m users: Celebrates with WebKit/Chromium adoption

Opera hits 300m users: Celebrates with WebKit/Chromium adoption

Browser developer Opera has passed the 300m monthly users mark, celebrating the milestone by transitioning to WebKit for its Android and iOS apps, with the first open-source contributions already apparently made. The shift to WebKit, away from Opera's home-grown browser engine, will begin this year, though the roadmap is described as "gradual"; it'll get its first public preview, meanwhile, at Mobile World Congress at the end of February.

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Apple says no to Java 7, blocks browser plug-in

Apple says no to Java 7, blocks browser plug-in

You've likely already heard of the Java security scandal, which was something Oracle looked to fix quickly with an update to the software. Even though Oracle says it has patched the issue, some entities disagree. The latest to add its name to the list of dissenters seems to be Apple, as it has decided to block the Java 7 browser plug-in, even after the update was delivered by Oracle.

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Stratego comes to iPad, Facebook, and the web browser

Stratego comes to iPad, Facebook, and the web browser

The classic board game Stratego is hitting more platforms today. Developed by Keesing Games, the popular strategy board game by Royal Jumbo is now available on the iPad, Facebook, or through a web browser (Stratego.com). Both the Facebook and web browser versions are free to play, but the developers are charging a hefty $6.99 for the iPad version.

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Mozilla launches Firefox OS Simulator 1.0

Mozilla launches Firefox OS Simulator 1.0

On November 15, Mozilla announced the prototype version of Firefox OS Simulator, a browser add-on for Firefox. Now the company has announced the arrival of Firefox OS Simulator version 1.0. Users can nab the browser add-on now from Mozilla.org; it only works on Firefox browser versions 16 through 17.x at the moment.

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PlayStation Store hits the web under the radar

PlayStation Store hits the web under the radar

It's time to get busy with Sony's vast collection of content for multiple different platforms with the first appearance of their browser-based PlayStation Store. This store is set to sell TV and movie content as well as PlayStation games galore, but at the moment isn't quite perfectly synced up for all media that's offered across the platforms it serves. In other words you should certainly check it out, but you won't be able to see everything your PlayStation sees.

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