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Mozilla's new CTO: JavaScript, Firefox OS expert Andreas Gal

Gal, recruited six years ago by former CTO and short-lived CEO Brendan Eich, brings continuity to the nonprofit organization's top techie job.

By April 24, 2014


Mozilla juices Firefox's JavaScript with IonMonkey

Trying to keep competitive when running Web-based software, Mozilla is working to speed up its engine for running JavaScript software. Expect it in early 2013.

By September 12, 2012


Firefox 4 release slips to 2011

In a fiercely competitive marketplace, Mozilla gives up on its hope to release its overhauled browser this year.

By October 28, 2010


Microsoft modernizes Web ambitions with IE9

Redmond has gradually restarted its browser development. With the preview version of IE9 now available, it shows that work to be back at full steam.

By March 16, 2010


Opera 10.5 brings new JavaScript engine

Opera Software releases a new browser for Windows that sports faster JavaScript and HTML5 video.

By March 2, 2010


Elements of Firefox overhaul arrive for testing

With a name like JaegerMonkey, how can Mozilla's upcoming JavaScript engine not vanquish rivals? Also: developments with extensions and hardware acceleration.

By March 1, 2010


With IE 9, Microsoft fights back in browser wars

By showing its first glimpses of technology in Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft also is showing it's serious about building a competitive browser.

By November 18, 2009


Google's 64-bit Chrome starts emerging--on Linux

Some heavy lifting has been done to move Chrome to the 64-bit world. It's Linux-only for now, though, and don't expect doubled performance over 32-bit versions.

By August 20, 2009


Mozilla issues first Firefox 3.6 alpha version

An early version of an update to the browser is starting to emerge. Mozilla touts faster JavaScript, new style features, and more rapid delivery than with Firefox 3.5.

By August 8, 2009


Will Google Chrome's speed displace Firefox?

Chrome is lightning fast. According to one influential observer, this alone may lead him and others to dump Firefox.

By August 11, 2009