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Microsoft nabs a Web win, in a tiff over touchscreens and mice

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.

By March 26, 2015

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Microsoft's 'Spartan' browser makes official debut

The newest competitor to Internet Explorer comes from Microsoft itself. Project Spartan is the company's take on browsing in Windows 10.

By January 21, 2015

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Intel blames $1B revenue hit on Windows XP's stubborn grip

As small and midsize businesses especially cling to the 13-year-old software, Microsoft and PC makers could suffer as well.

By March 12, 2015

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Yahoo search steps up in US with Firefox deal

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.

By February 2, 2015

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Google may bring auto insurance shopping service to US

An entity called Google Compare Auto Insurance Services is now licensed to do business in more than half the US, an analyst finds.

By January 8, 2015

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Internet Explorer 'browser ballot' ends, takes market share with it

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.

By December 18, 2014

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Windows 8.1 continues upward trek as XP edges down

Microsoft's current desktop OS is close to stealing second place from Windows XP in the desktop OS arena, according to new stats from Web tracker Net Applications.

By December 1, 2014

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Mozilla makes Firefox for iOS a priority again

In a major reversal, Firefox's leader tells Mozilla community members he wants the open-source browser on Apple's mobile devices. A better mobile presence is key for Firefox's future.

By December 3, 2014

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Firefox maker remains 'utterly confident' as revenue growth sputters

After years of surging revenue, Firefox developer Mozilla saw a rise of only 1 percent in 2013. Still, it did reach $314 million, and Mozilla's leaders say they're upbeat.

By November 21, 2014

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Ten years in, Firefox fights on -- now against Google and Apple

Microsoft is no longer the foe. Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal is using the Web to try to force Android and iOS to become more open. He knows Mozilla's Firefox OS is in for a long battle, though.

By November 10, 2014