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Yahoo buys failed browser maker Rockmelt

Yahoo on Friday acquired Rockmelt, a company that tried to compete with Google, Microsoft and Mozilla in the cut-throat browser market, but failed.

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Microsoft puts out "HTTP 2.0" server to test the future of the Web

Microsoft has released its "Katana" server, an early prototype that shows off how Microsoft would implement the next-generation HTTP 2.0 standard.

7 browser tricks to get the most out of your Chromecast

Chromecast already offers a ton of value for its $35 price tag, but the Cast extension for the Chrome browser can help it do so much more.

Five bookmarks every computer user should have

You can save yourself some time and headaches by keeping these important links at the ready.

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Bitdefender Safepay offers secure browsing for online banking, shopping

Bitdefender has released a Windows application designed to help users secure sensitive Web-browsing sessions, especially when they shop or bank online. The application is called Safepay and a free version is available to home users.

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Add custom news and alerts to new tabs in Google Chrome

Slick add-on OneFeed turns the new-tab screen into a rich, personalized news reader and social-media manager.

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Microsoft releases developer edition of IE11 for Windows 7

In a bid to push developers on to Microsoft's most modern browser, Microsoft releases a developer version of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7.

Unwrapped: A first look at Chrome's packaged apps

Offline? Sure. Local? Yes. Chrome packaged apps bring many gifts for users and developers. We explore them via UberConference, an early arrival in the Web Store.

Don't Ask! Avoid unwanted toolbar offered in pushy Java installations

As it turns out, constant security holes aren't the only aggravation that comes with using Java, according to a new report.

The new Chrome App Launcher: Google's backdoor into the offline world

It's a trap! The new Chrome App Launcher for Windows may look like a Googlefied Start Button, but that's what makes it so powerful.

Infiltration complete: Google's Chrome app launcher lands on Windows

Google quietly rolled its Chrome app launcher out on Windows today, bringing packaged apps and the Chrome OS experience to Microsoft's operating system.

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W3C rejects ad industry attempt to hijack do-not-track specs

The World Wide Web Consortium has rejected an attempt by the advertising industry to hijack a specification describing how websites should respond to "do not track" requests sent by Web browsers.

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IE10 captures second place among Microsoft's browsers

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) jumped into second place among Microsoft's browsers last month, pushing past IE9 through an enforced upgrade.

Microsoft to pay first IE 11 Preview bug bounty to BlueHat security contest finalist

Microsoft has already received several vulnerability reports that qualify for monetary rewards as part of the company's bug bounty program launched in June for the preview version of Internet Explorer 11.

'Hello' morphs into 'hola' as Chrome mobile browser adds new translator feature

The universal communicator idea picks up steam with Google's translation update for the Chrome browser.

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