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.
Movie-rental service plans to switch its streaming over to the emerging video format as soon as three WC3 initiatives are complete.
New test versions of Google's browser catch up to a processor upgrade that began a decade ago. Google promises better speed, security, and stability.
The open-source browser gets a proprietary Adobe software so people can watch video from sites like Netflix over the Web. Supporting it is better than losing Firefox users, Mozilla says.
Next week's Patch Tuesday will see seven security fixes rolled out to fix holes in Internet Explorer, Office 2010, and Microsoft's Silverlight platform.
By default, people who want to use plug-ins with Mozilla's browser will have to manually enable them on each Web page. The reason: better security and performance.
One of the critical flaws addressed allows IE 10 to be exploited by attack code placed on compromised Web sites.
Mozilla's latest Firefox updates also debut Intel support for the Android version of the browser and better security with Java plug-ins on desktops.
Microsoft's Xbox Video store makes its way to the Web, but a Windows Phone app is still "coming soon."
It is looking increasingly likely that the world wide web's regulatory body will include some form of digital rights management in future versions of HTML, angering open-web advocates.