Categories: Web browser

RockMelt Web Browser Faces Uphill Climb

Posted by: Douglas MacMillan on August 14

Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen is busy making dozens of small bets on startups in his $300 million venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. RockMelt may emerge as one of his most…

Cloud War: Google’s Schmidt Resigns Apple’s Board

Posted by: Rob Hof on August 03

In a move that many observers believed was long overdue, Google CEO Eric Schmidt today resigned from Apple’s board. The two companies have clashed recently on the issue of Google’s…

Google’s Chrome Operating System: We’ve Got It All Wrong

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 11

“A real rival to Windows.” “Google drops a nuclear bomb on Microsoft.” It all sounds so dramatic and exciting, the kind of story we journalists love. But I can’t help…

Conduit’s Browser Toolbars Serve Up Web Sites To Go

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 23

I’ve never been a big fan of toolbars, those strips just above the Web page on your Web browser where search engines and others place a series of buttons to…

Why I Stopped Using Google’s Chrome Browser… and Why I’ve Started Again

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 23

Like a lot of people, I loved the speed of Google’s Chrome browser, so I used it a fair amount when it came out. But soon I discovered that it…

VIDEO: Sergey Brin on Why Google’s Launching a Browser

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 02

Google’s Chrome browser is now officially available here. I’m afraid I haven’t had a chance to try it, though I hope to a little later; meantime, here’s an early review…

LIVE from the Googleplex: Chrome Browser Launches

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 02

Google’s about to brief a gazillion of us reporters about its much-discussed Chrome Web browser, now ready for download here. I wrote my initial thoughts yesterday, and you can get…

Marc Andreessen’s Moonlighting Job: Blogger

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 07

Marc Andreessen, Ning cofounder and onetime Netscape cofounder, has started blogging. And hey—he’s real good. He should have been a writer (except he was smart enough to realize there’s no…

Is Firefox Slipping?

Posted by: Rob Hof on February 13

Richard McManus at the Web 2.0 Explorer blog has been seeing more complaints about the up-and-coming Web browser Firefox crashing a lot, just as I’ve noticed personally lately. He wonders…

Help! My Home Page Has Fallen and Can’t Get Up!

Posted by: Rob Hof on February 08

OK, I think my feed reading habits have finally broken my browsers. When I go to my MyYahoo page (and even more, when I click on a link to leave…

IE7 Beta: Never Count Microsoft Out

Posted by: Rob Hof on February 02

Apparently, Microsoft’s browser-in-beta, Internet Explorer 7, looks pretty promising, according to early reports. Got the same impression from SimpleFeed’s Mark Carlson, who stopped by today. I’m not yet daring enough…

Flock About to Takes Wing

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 20

So says their pal Mike Arrington at TechCrunch. Flock is the new “social browser” that has been the buzz of bloggers and others for weeks. Now, we get to see…

Pimp Your Browser

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 13

I’ve been trying out a lot of Firefox extensions to customize my browser. But I’m not sure I’m ready for Pimpzilla. Inspired by “the blaxploitation pimps of the seventies,” it’s…

Get Ready for Flock

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 05

Who’s crazy enough to create a new Web browser? The folks at Flock, apparently. No, you can’t try it out for another couple weeks unless you know some secret digerati…

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