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Taking on the tech industry's biggest companies might seem a fool's errand, but Russia's Yandex has reason to think its Web browser has a chance challenging Chrome.
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.
Yahoo says that it will be able to "enhance the search experience" across desktop and mobile, and the companies will share in ad sales duties.
The European Commission opens a legal case that could change how Google search works -- and impose a massive fine. It also begins an inquiry about Android.
Responding to pressure from programmers, Google has warmed up to a Microsoft technology that lets mice and touchscreens get along on the Web -- a technology Apple rejected.
As small and midsize businesses especially cling to the 13-year-old software, Microsoft and PC makers could suffer as well.
Switching Firefox browser users' default search engine from Google pushes Yahoo's share of searches up 2 percentage points at the expense of its main rival.
The newest competitor to Internet Explorer comes from Microsoft itself. Project Spartan is the company's take on browsing in Windows 10.
An entity called Google Compare Auto Insurance Services is now licensed to do business in more than half the US, an analyst finds.
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.