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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


Soon-to-be-banned Chrome browser plug-ins get reprieve

Changing Web usage is hard. Google has granted a few extra months of leeway to those who rely on a handful of popular plug-ins, such as Silverlight, to extend what their browser can do.

By November 25, 2014


Mozilla plays with Humble Bundle to push Web games

Humble Bundles are no stranger to games, but the latest pay-what-you-want package of games is built for your Web browser.

By October 15, 2014


With Mac Chrome beta, Google emphasizes speed, simplicity

Google released its 64-bit Chrome Windows first, but it's moving Mac users to the new version faster. The promise: a memory, security, and performance boost.

By August 29, 2014


Google promises speed, security with 64-bit Chrome on Windows

The newest Chrome for Windows is faster at some tasks, better at thwarting attacks, and renders fonts better. The 64-bit Chrome for Mac still is a work in progress, though.

By August 26, 2014


Netflix plans to dump Silverlight for HTML5 streaming

Movie-rental service plans to switch its streaming over to the emerging video format as soon as three WC3 initiatives are complete.

By April 15, 2013


Google drops plug-ins from Chrome Web Store results

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.

By May 27, 2014


Google takes Chrome 64-bit for speed boost on Windows

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.

By June 3, 2014


Microsoft to patch critical holes in IE, Office, Silverlight

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 March 8, 2013


Mozilla holds its nose and supports DRM video in Firefox

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.

By May 14, 2014