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Soon-to-be-banned Chrome browser plug-ins get reprieve

Changing Web usage is hard. Google has granted a few extra months of leeway to those who rely on a handful of popular plug-ins, such as Silverlight, to extend what their browser can do.

By November 25, 2014

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Can bitcoins catch on with consumers? This VC's betting on it

Silicon Valley investor Adam Draper is refocusing his accelerator program solely on bitcoin, in hopes of taking the currency mainstream.

By November 21, 2014

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Zuckerberg is world's best CEO, Twitter the eighth wonder, says Marc Andreessen

The venture capitalist has been tweeting up a storm, sharing his thoughts on everything from startups to activist shareholders. In an exclusive interview, Andreessen offers his take on the Apple Watch, bitcoin and dot-com blunders.

By October 7, 2014

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Vexed in the city: Welcoming new techies with a middle finger salute

The new era of dot-com fortunes spurs plenty of angst aimed at San Francisco's most privileged, but it hasn't stopped tech workers from moving in.

By August 23, 2014

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Nostalgia alert: Microsoft rebuilds original 1994 home page

Experience the early days of the Web with a faithful re-creation of Microsoft.com as it existed 20 years ago.

By August 8, 2014

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In Chrome, Google's Hangouts plugin goes extinct

Moving toward Web standards reduces the inconvenience and security problems of browser plugins. But the new Hangouts software still uses Google's own Native Client plugin.

By June 30, 2014

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Mozilla under fire: Fighting for Firefox

There's nothing quite like Mozilla in the tech world. Over a 16-year history, it's combined a do-good philosophical ethos with Silicon Valley competitiveness. Here's its history.

By June 13, 2014

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Mozilla under fire: Inside the 9-day reign of fallen CEO Brendan Eich

The co-founder's high-profile exit from the maker of Firefox wasn't just about his gay marriage stance. Insiders describe a revered technologist with management issues -- and a reluctant board.

By June 13, 2014

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Google drops plug-ins from Chrome Web Store results

Plug-ins like Silverlight and Google Earth will be harder to find in the Chrome Web Store as Google works to build a safer, faster Web browser.

By May 27, 2014

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Massive Firefox update hits refresh on browsing

The Firefox overhaul applies the lessons of mobile design to Mozilla's desktop browser to unify its look across devices, a change more than two years in the making.

By April 29, 2014