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Upstart Russian browser strips down to take on Google

Taking on the tech industry's biggest companies might seem a fool's errand, but Russia's Yandex has reason to think its Web browser has a chance challenging Chrome.

By May 21, 2015

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​Microsoft rips old IE technologies out of its new Edge browser

The company's new browser will be liberated from ActiveX and other old technologies. That should make Edge more competitive -- and help the Web itself move into the future.

By May 7, 2015

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Yahoo gets 'increased flexibility' in renewed Microsoft search pact

Yahoo says that it will be able to "enhance the search experience" across desktop and mobile, and the companies will share in ad sales duties.

By April 16, 2015

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Google faces European charge it abused search dominance

The European Commission opens a legal case that could change how Google search works -- and impose a massive fine. It also begins an inquiry about Android.

By April 15, 2015

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Microsoft nabs a Web win, in a tiff over touchscreens and mice

Responding to pressure from programmers, Google has warmed up to a Microsoft technology that lets mice and touchscreens get along on the Web -- a technology Apple rejected.

By March 26, 2015

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Intel blames $1B revenue hit on Windows XP's stubborn grip

As small and midsize businesses especially cling to the 13-year-old software, Microsoft and PC makers could suffer as well.

By March 12, 2015

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Yahoo search steps up in US with Firefox deal

Switching Firefox browser users' default search engine from Google pushes Yahoo's share of searches up 2 percentage points at the expense of its main rival.

By February 2, 2015

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Microsoft's 'Spartan' browser makes official debut

The newest competitor to Internet Explorer comes from Microsoft itself. Project Spartan is the company's take on browsing in Windows 10.

By January 21, 2015

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Google may bring auto insurance shopping service to US

An entity called Google Compare Auto Insurance Services is now licensed to do business in more than half the US, an analyst finds.

By January 8, 2015

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Internet Explorer 'browser ballot' ends, takes market share with it

Microsoft's browser was the dominant force in 2009 when the EU required the company to offer consumers a choice of browsers. But that has changed dramatically over the past several years.

By December 18, 2014