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Spartan and IE11 to coexist in Windows 10

Just months after Microsoft promised an end to duality in Windows, its new OS will include two very different browsers


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Thrown for a loss: Google Chrome fumbles Apple Handoff

The iOS Chrome browser transfers data to Safari, not Chrome, on your other devices -- raising hopes of a more inclusive Handoff implementation

The two-browser strategy for Windows 10, at least for now

Microsoft demonstrated a new Windows 10 browser on Wednesday. Whether it's the new IE12 remains an open question

Users get more control over data in latest Firefox browser beta

Users and website owners will be able to manage what data is sent to other websites

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Windows 10's Spartan browser will pack Cortana's smarts, report claims

Cortana is already reportedly coming to your taskbar. Now it sounds like you'll get Microsoft's digital assistant in your address bar too

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Microsoft's reported 'Spartan' browser may be lighter, more flexible than Internet Explorer

Report: 'Spartan' could spell the future of Microsoft's browser technology and launch alongside Internet Explorer as part of Windows 10

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10 Chrome extensions for developers

Google Chrome needs a little polish and enhancement to really work with us instead of just for us

Microsoft kills EU browser choice screen

The screen contributed to restoring competition in the EU browser market, the European Commission said

Firefox asks users about changing search providers

Update: Firefox 34 seeks user OK before changing search to Yahoo

Browser update also includes other search improvements

Mozilla will automatically switch Firefox search to Yahoo for most U.S. users

Declines to say whether it will ask for user permission when it updates the browser this month

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Mozilla fishes for Google alternative, reels in Yahoo

The new agreement between Mozilla and Yahoo gives Mozilla a fresh revenue stream and a new way to advance its pro-open-web agenda

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WebRTC hammers out compromise on video codec standards

Browsers must support H.264 and VP8 as part of real-time communications effort

AT&T kills the 'permacookie,' stops tracking customers' Internet usage (for now)

The mobile carrier says it was testing the tracking technology, but it didn't rule out reintroducing permacookies in the future

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Mozilla plunks ads into Firefox

Mozilla kicked off its long-under-development plan to run ads in Firefox with the launch of version 33.1.

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Mozilla offers browser tailor-made for developers

Firefox Developer Edition replaces the Aurora channel and provides access to tools and platform features months before general release

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Microsoft courts non-Windows Web developers with RemoteIE

Azure-based RemoteIE lets developers test with Internet Explorer from Windows PCs, Macs, and iOS and Android devices -- for 10 minutes at a time

Mozilla teases developer-centric browser for 'debugging the whole Web'

Mozilla hints at imminent release of browser aimed at Web developers and employing experimental debugging and development tools

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JavaScript juices high-performance Web apps with SIMD.js API

Google, Mozilla, and Intel partner on SIMD.js API to boost games, video, audio apps for the Web

Google to kill off SSL 3.0 in Chrome 40

In the meantime, Chrome 39 will no longer support SSL 3.0 fallback for TLS connections

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