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Beyond JavaScript: A new hope for a high-performance Web

While Famous founder Steve Newcomb holds skeptical view of WebAssembly, the project draws praise from other quarters

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Mozilla restarts work on multi-process Firefox

Separating rendering from content prevents the browser from crashing when a website or app fails

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Google yanks Chrome's new visual bookmarks manager

Chrome is going back to its old tree-style bookmarks manager apparently in the face of user revolt

Apple now charges Safari extension developers for distribution

A $99 a year developer program membership is now needed to give add-ons a presence in Apple's previously free extension gallery

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IE loses its stranglehold on the enterprise as Chrome makes major inroads

Google's Chrome will surpass Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser in enterprise usage this year, Gartner predicts

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Chrome saves juice by freezing some Flash content

Feature in the Chrome beta extends notebook battery supply, but also benefits Google

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Firefox Developer Browser offers peek at app performance

The latest version of the Mozilla browser includes tools to give developers insight into what's happening in Web apps

URL-spoofing bug in Safari could enable phishing attacks

Researcher develops code that can trick Safari into showing a different URL in its address bar than the one currently loaded

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Upgrade or die: The second life of useless apps

Before you download yet another app, ask yourself two questions: Do you really need it? And do you have any idea how much of a pain it will be?

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Bots now outnumber humans on the Web

Bot traffic has surpassed humans this year, now accounting for 59 percent of all site visits, according to a report released today

Google tightens restrictions on Chrome extensions

Most extensions for Windows and Mac will have to be installed from Google's Web Store

Five ways Edge trumps Internet Explorer

Microsoft's new Edge promises faster browsing, annotations and better compliance with Web standards

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Mozilla: It's HTTPS or bust for Firefox

Mozilla's plan to compel the use of encryption by default in Firefox faces backlash from Web developers

Mozilla may offer new browser features only on secure websites

Non-secure HTTP sites will not get access to new browser features, Mozilla says

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HTML5 shoot-out: How Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE, and Opera measure up

Chrome and Opera lead in compliance with the latest Web features, but the differences among browsers may be smaller than they appear

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Microsoft kicks off two-month Spartan bug bounty program

Offers up to $15K for top-notch reports and exploits of the still-under-construction browser slated to ship with Windows 10

Google makes mobile websites more app-like with Chrome push notifications

The likes of eBay and Facebook will soon take advantage of the feature

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IE11 patch KB 3038314 blocks search engines and may fail with error 80092004

The latest IE11 patch prevents some Windows users from adding Google as a search provider -- if it finishes installing at all

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