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Mozilla takes another stab at elusive multiprocess Firefox

Internet Explorer does it. Chrome does it too. Now Mozilla is trying -- again -- to make Firefox run multiple processes at the same time.

By Dec. 5, 2013


Blink, Google's new Chrome browser engine, comes to life

The starting code base for what will become Chrome 28 is in place, and programmers are already updating it. Blink's birth was not without labor pains, though.

By Apr. 4, 2013


Google parts ways with Apple over WebKit, launches Blink

Both Chrome and Safari will move faster when uncoupled from each other, Google argues. But it's not just about technology: Social issues also factored into the schism.

By Apr. 3, 2013


Three years on, Chrome at last arrives on Android

With the Chrome for Android beta, Google adds PC sync, hardware acceleration, Web standards, and more as part of its plan "to reinvent mobile browsers."

By Feb. 7, 2012


Apple retooling WebKit for multicore chips

The WebKit2 interface is designed to give Apple's Web browser a better capability to juggle multiple computing processes. Also: the first Firefox 3.6.4 beta.

By Apr. 9, 2010


Firefox's future features: 3.6, 3.7, and 4.0

Beta testing of Firefox 3.6 should begin within a week, but more significant interface and architecture changes are due with next year's updates.

By Oct. 21, 2009


Chrome security in limelight with Google OS plan

Google's approach to security in its Chrome Web browser will likely serve as a guide for its upcoming Chrome operating system.

By Jul. 22, 2009