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Opera Labs

By hagrin - Posted on 05 August 2006

Opera announced today that their Opera Labs page has been released to the public and will be the de facto source for new and experimental technologies being developed by Opera. Currently, Opera Technology Preview 2 is available for download and since Opera really is the leading innovator for browser software, this page will be the source for many of the best browser features around.

History of Firefox

By hagrin - Posted on 05 August 2006

Ben Goodger, a FireFox module owner, posts a very in-depth description about the history of FireFox. Firefox, which has recently come into the limelight, has started to take marketshare away from Internet Explorer. As for geeks, FireFox is the browser of choice (along with Opera) and FireFox's huge extension library has even pushed the power of FF even further. It's a fluff piece, but a decent read.

Google and Opera Mobile

By hagrin - Posted on 05 August 2006

BetaNews reports that Google has teamed up with Opera to be the default search engine of choice on their Opera Mobile and Opera Mini applications. Even though Opera trails dramatically in the desktop browser race, Opera does have a strong foothold in the mobile arena and Google, recognizing that mobile computing through cell phone usage is the future, has already staked their claim. However, the partnership very wisely for Opera, only is for a single year. 2006 should hold a lot of ad

Google FireFox Extensions

By hagrin - Posted on 05 August 2006

Google released two new FireFox extensions - Blogger Web Comments and Google Safe Browsing for FireFox. Blogger Web Comments allows you to more efficient surf and post comments on Blogger sites while Google Safe Browsing helps prevent users against phishing attacks.

What's really interesting about the timing of these two releases is the rumor circulating the web that Google may be in talks to buy Opera, the "other" non-Internet Explorer web browser. With Google backing