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Microsoft stops offering alternative browsers to Windows users in Europe

The screen contributed to restoring competition in the EU browser market, the European Commission said

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Project Maelstrom detailed: More info about BitTorrent's vision for a peer-to-peer web

Project Maelstrom is a fascinating concept for sharing web content using torrent technology. But how exactly will all this work? We've got a few answers to share.

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BitTorrent wants your help creating a P2P-powered web with Project Maelstrom

BitTorrent wants to reimagine what the web should be with a new web browser called Project Maelstrom that distributes web content over a peer-to-peer network.

Firefox is headed to iOS, browser restrictions be damned

After years of vowing not to bring Firefox to the iPhone and iPad, Mozilla is changing its tune--and is presumably willing to work with Apple's rules.

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Firefox 34 kicks off the Yahoo Search era, but new one-click search feature eases switching

The new Firefox is here, and with it Yahoo replaces Google as the default search provider in Mozilla's browser.

How to prevent Firefox from automatically switching you to Yahoo search

Dreading the notion of Yahoo becoming your default search engine in Firefox later this month? Here's how to stop that from happening.

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Mozilla spruces up the Firefox search experience as Yahoo moves in

When Yahoo rolls out as the new search provider for Firefox, Mozilla plans to also introduce a new "one-click search" experience.

Google delays death sentence for old-style Chrome plug-ins

Google on Monday gave traditional Google plug-ins a stay of execution and instead outlined a plan to finalize their demise in 10 months.

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Does Skype for Web mean WebRTC's native video chats are ready for prime time?

Attitudes to standards in web browsers will dictate what you'll be able to do on your device

How to get rid of Firefox's new ads on the New Tab page

As promised, ads have finally hit Firefox's New Tab page. Here's how to make them go away.

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Ads officially hit Firefox's new tab page

First tipped in February, Mozilla's new advertising scheme for Firefox's new tab page is live.

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How to automatically delete your cookies every time you close your browser

Firefox's new Forget button is great for infrequent cookie flushing, but if you want to erase cookies on a more frequent basis here's how to do it in Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

Firefox boosts privacy with history-wiping 'Forget' button, DuckDuckGo search support

Now you can erase recent browsing history easily or even search without being tracked, nice differentiators at a time when Firefox is battling to retain market share.

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Mozilla woos programmers with a special webdev browser

The Mozilla Foundation will release a browser that could help pave the way for the Open Web Platform

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Ericsson's WebRTC browser available for download from the App Store

The company hopes developers will now help improve the product on Github