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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

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Windows 8.1 continues upward trek as XP edges down

Microsoft's current desktop OS is close to stealing second place from Windows XP in the desktop OS arena, according to new stats from Web tracker Net Applications.

By December 1, 2014

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Mozilla makes Firefox for iOS a priority again

In a major reversal, Firefox's leader tells Mozilla community members he wants the open-source browser on Apple's mobile devices. A better mobile presence is key for Firefox's future.

By December 3, 2014

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Firefox maker remains 'utterly confident' as revenue growth sputters

After years of surging revenue, Firefox developer Mozilla saw a rise of only 1 percent in 2013. Still, it did reach $314 million, and Mozilla's leaders say they're upbeat.

By November 21, 2014

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Ten years in, Firefox fights on -- now against Google and Apple

Microsoft is no longer the foe. Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal is using the Web to try to force Android and iOS to become more open. He knows Mozilla's Firefox OS is in for a long battle, though.

By November 10, 2014

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Mozilla courts influential coders with special-purpose Firefox

Firefox got its first boost when Web programmers flocked to it a decade ago. Now Mozilla is trying that strategy afresh with a coder-focused version of the browser.

By November 3, 2014

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Microsoft's IE team pines for faster updates -- and respect

Internet Explorer is still saddled with a reputation for being slow and behind the technology curve. Its developers clearly want to change that.

By August 21, 2014

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Mozilla names Chris Beard permanent CEO

The acting CEO, hired back to Mozilla in April after a two-week crisis left the Firefox developer without a leader, will have a full slate of management and technology issues to handle.

By July 28, 2014

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Chrome rockets past Firefox in browser arena

Google's Web browser is gaining traction, according to Net Applications, while Mozilla's Firefox keeps sliding.

By July 1, 2014

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Opera browser finds new niche: Nokia's Android-powered X family

The Norwegian browser maker finds a place on an unusual phone. Microsoft can be forgiven for wanting an alternative to Chrome on the Android-powered device.

By June 24, 2014