It's unlikely to dethrone major names like Chrome and IE, but CEO Jon von Tetzchner hopes Vivaldi will attract power users who want a full-featured PC browser.
A subdued address bar and revamped new-tab page gives the browser a clean look that the Russian company says is better suited to Web apps. Yandex plans a mobile-device version later.
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.
Has Chrome turned all sluggish on you? This tweak might help, and it's not the one you think.
The newest competitor to Internet Explorer comes from Microsoft itself. Project Spartan is the company's take on browsing in Windows 10.
European carrier giant Telefonica, parent company of the UK's O2, has embraced WebRTC technology so its customers just need a browser to make calls. Too bad about Apple's Safari, though.
The new browser, part of the Windows 10 platform, may include Cortana integration, digital-inking support and grouped tabbing, according to sources.
In Windows 10, Microsoft's browsers -- both IE and Spartan -- will get the tech Firefox uses to speed up Web-based games. And that's a challenge to Windows itself.
HTTP 2.0 is the standard's first new version in 16 years. In practice, the new standard will bring more privacy-protection encryption to the Web, too.
Opera Software's newest browser for Apple's mobile OS incorporates a data-compression feature to cut down on video problems. It's also tuned for new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screens.