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BrowserPlus rides on Yahoo Messenger coattails

Yahoo has begun spreading its browser-boosting plug-in by including it in the installation of the next Yahoo Messenger.

By August 28, 2009


Yahoo to make BrowserPlus open-source

Trying to be more open and to encourage innovation, the company will release source code behind its project to make Web browsers more powerful computing foundations.

By November 18, 2008


BrowserPlus escapes Yahoo walled garden

Any Web site now may use Yahoo's software for giving Web-based applications some of the richer abilities of native software. Also, a new version brings new plug-ins.

By November 10, 2008


Yahoo BrowserPlus aims for better surfing

A project called BrowserPlus is designed to improve some aspects of Web browsing, such as system notifications and drag-and-drop support.

By May 28, 2008


Next Firefox can detect computer orientation

In a new step to advance Web programming capabilities, Mozilla's next Firefox will be able to detect how you're tipping your computer.

By October 12, 2009


Flash, HTML, Ajax: Which will win the Web app war?

Web applications are getting richer and more widespread, but it's unclear which of several competing technologies will power them.

By August 11, 2008


Google Gears now supports Firefox 3

Firefox 3 isn't quite done, but Google has released a version of Gears for it. The software is a foundation for more elaborate Web applications.

By June 10, 2008


Google gives glimpse of future Gears goodies

Google demonstrates Gears features that let a Web browser upload files more gracefully, alert users of important events, and process information about the user's location.

By May 28, 2008


Week in review: Microsoft and Google get touchy

Microsoft shows off plans for new Windows interface, while Google shows off Android capabilities. Also: future in the stream.

By May 30, 2008