Web developers and browser makers were on course toward building the universal software platform -- until smartphones got in the way.
The company has been working closely with Everything.me on "creating a compelling content experience" for the Firebox browser.
We know that the browser market has room for at least five strong, healthy competitors. Social browser RockMelt is trying to prove that a sixth contender can do well, too. And its close ties to Facebook could help.
week in review This year's wireless show was less about introducing a bevy of new phones and more about future trends like ICS and LTE. Also: Oracle may get just a fraction of what it hoped for in ongoing Oracle v. Google trial.
Poor Mark Zuckerberg has an almost-literal meltdown on-stage at All Things D and it makes us wonder: is it time for a grownup to take over there? Or just time for Zuck to throw his privacy boss under the bus? Also, HP doesn't want to make smartphones with its new WebOS toy, the Dell Streak continues to baffle, and hey! Globular rovers!
Our response to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg being named Time's Person of the Year? Um, actually, that kind of makes sense. Also, Yahoo makes some deep cuts, but the tech community rallies with job offers and free beer. And Gawker's password mess proves once again (as if you needed any proof) that you really, really, REALLY shouldn't poke the bear. We told you so. --Molly
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The leader of the document-releasing group is arrested, faces possible extradition, and sees his funding cut off. Also: Facebook and Chrome unveil new offerings.
Today is Wilson's last day on the show before he ships out to China tomorrow. Don't worry, he'll be back with us at CES in January, but before he leaves we test his ability to predict the future of tech one last time. To absolutely nobody's surprise, all of his predictions are related to Apple.
The PlayStation phone surfaces, Chrome OS Netbooks are coming, and Toshiba launches a TV with battery backup.