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Another 40M bolt from Microsoft’s browsers

Microsoft’s browsers hemorrhaged another 40 million users last month, according to analytics vendor Net Applications, pushing the year’s total number of deserters near the one third of a billion mark.Net Applications pegged the combined user share of Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge at 28.4% for October, a fall of 2.3 percentage points. The month’s decline was the second-largest ever for Microsoft’s browsers, behind only May’s plummet of 2.7 points.Unlike in most previous months, Microsoft’s bane was not Google’s boon, but instead Mozilla’s. Firefox’s user share jumped nearly 2 percentage points, to 11.1%. Atop an almost-as-large increase in September, Mozilla’s Firefox has stepped away from a precipice, and in two months recovered almost all the losses it incurred during the past year.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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Chinese $1.2B deal for Opera crumples

The planned sale of Opera Software to a group of Chinese companies for $1.2 billion has foundered, the Norwegian browser maker announced today.Instead, an alternate deal has been struck to sell the Opera desktop and mobile browsers, and other small pieces, to a Chinese private equity firm for $600 million.The original transaction folded after it failed to win regulatory approval from the U.S. and People’s Republic of China (PRC) by a July 15 deadline. Opera did not specify whether approval was lacking from both countries, or just one. “The Offeror and Opera have used their best efforts to obtain the regulatory approvals required for the consummation of the Offer, but the condition…was not satisfied,” Opera said in a Monday statement.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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Modern meetings: How to share your screen to your conference TV

Go to almost any meeting these days and you’ll see a sea of laptops around the table and sometimes some iPads or other tablets. That lets people look up information, take notes and do on-the-fly research during the meeting.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)

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Mozilla rehashes Firefox feature-testing program

Mozilla yesterday cranked up Test Pilot — restoring a 2015 project with a name from 2009 — to collect feedback on proposed new features for its flagship Firefox browser.

Test Pilot, which Mozilla dabbled with six years ago, was then aimed at gathering data on how people were using the web in general, Firefox in particular. In its original format, Test Pilot used a Firefox add-on to collect browsing and usage data, and provide tools to answer feedback questions.

Mozilla’s goal this time around the Test Pilot block is different.

“Test Pilot is a way for you to try out experimental features and let us know what you think,” Nick Nguyen, vice president of Firefox, wrote in a Tuesday post to a company blog.

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Microsoft’s IE loses top browser spot to Google’s Chrome

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) last month lost the No. 1 spot to Google’s Chrome, marking a major milestone not only in IE’s 21-year lifespan, but a dramatic changing of the desktop browser guard.

According to U.S. analytics vendor Net Applications, IE and Edge — which the firm tossed into a single bucket labeled “IE” — fell 2 percentage points in April, the fifth straight month of a loss greater than a point, and the 16th of any size — to end at 41.4% of the total global browser user share.

Meanwhile, Chrome climbed 2.6 percentage points to take a narrow lead with 41.7%.

Previously, Computerworld had forecast — using long-term trends portrayed by Net Applications’ data — that Chrome would wrestle the No. 1 position from IE by the end of May.

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5 reasons Apple’s stealthy WebRTC adoption benefits everybody

Apple has quietly begun developing support for the Google-backed WebRTC standard inside Safari’s WebKit spec, and this is going to be a big deal for any Mac or iOS user – and everybody else, read on for why:

What is WebRTC?

WebRTC is a standard that supports browser-based real-time communication. Originally developed by Google the standard is now managed by the W3C. WebRTC enables browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat, and file sharing without the need for any external plug-ins, other than a compatible browser. Another way to put it is that WebRTC will be another big nail in the coffin of that ghastly Flash “standard” that currently despoils online “experiences”. Disruptive Analysis believes WebRTC support will be built into over 6 billion devices by 2019. So what are the benefits to you?

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Mozilla explores radically different browser as Firefox leaks share

Mozilla is trying to come up with a next-generation browser, but according to company executives, seems uncertain whether to retain the current Firefox technology or switch to something else, perhaps the same that powers Google’s Chrome.

Last week, Mark Mayo, the head of Mozilla’s cloud services engineering team, revealed that a new project, dubbed Tofino, is exploring options for a radical revision of Firefox.

“We’re working on browser prototypes that look and feel almost nothing like the current Firefox,” Mayo wrote in a long piece on Medium. “The premise for these experiments couldn’t be simpler: what we need a browser to do for us — both on PCs and mobile devices – has changed a lot since Firefox 1.0.”

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Edge freezes Flash content; imitates Chrome and Safari

Microsoft yesterday said its Edge browser would follow in the footsteps of Google’s Chrome and Apple’s Safari by freezing some content rendered by Adobe’s Flash Player.

The new feature appeared in the edition of Edge packaged with Windows 10 Insider build 14316, which Microsoft issued Wednesday.

“With the Anniversary Update to Windows 10, Microsoft Edge will intelligently auto-pause content that is not central to the Web page,” wrote John Hazen, an Edge program manager, in a post to a company blog today.

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