Desde el 16 de marzo, la sanción que Google aplicó a Google Chrome, su propio navegador, fue liberada y ya pueden volver a verse los resultados a través del buscador ya mencionado; el número normal de sitios que tienen enlaces para Google Chrome y su descarga ha sido restablecido. Seguir leyendo “Google restablece a Chrome en los resultados de búsquedas | Geekets”
by Jeffrey Phillips
Here’s an interesting question. Why is there so much innovation around internet browsing? Why is it that we have Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chromium, Safari, and now RockMelt, and sure to be others right around the corner? Why so much innovation in viewing web content? What does innovation in the browser space tell us about innovation in general?
After all, it’s not like we haven’t been here before. Netscape was the original internet browser, and worked reasonably well, but was overwhelmed by Microsoft when it decided to get serious about browsers and incorporate a browser in its operating system. Firefox and other open source browsers were a response to IE when the open source market really took off, and now Firefox represents a large proportion of the browser marketplace. Google entered with Chromium, but really hasn’t had the impact I’m sure they wanted. It will take firms like Rockmelt and others to extend the Chromium platform and break away from the Google mothership before people get too invested. Why create another Internet Explorer monopoly tied to Google rather than Microsoft? Seguir leyendo “What Rockmelt Shows Us About Innovation”
By Sherice Jacob
The call to action is the “Holy Grail” of every marketer. Get it right, and you’re swimming in sales. Get it wrong, and your traffic tends to stagnate. You may get lots of visits, but little to show for it. To help inspire you, here are five unique calls to action that have resulted in everything from millions of subscribers, to millions of dollars in sales.
Address Customer Reluctance Upfront (LightCMS)
LightCMS does this wonderfully, although you have to scroll all the way to the bottom of their page to find it. Their call to action button includes numerous statements that propel the hesitant customer forward: Try it yourself. It’s free. No Commitment. No payment information required. Takes less than 60 seconds.
Think Outside the Rectangle (Storenvy)
Most call to action buttons are simply rectangles, but some of the highest click-through rates have been reported on buttons that break outside the box. Unusual shapes or even rounded buttons, such as Storenvy’s Join Now, give the appearance of an actual button to be pressed. With more and more people browsing on touch-screen smart phones, making buttons stand out with a slight beveled edge or shadow gives the appearance of “pressability”.
What Happens After I Push It? (Mozilla Firefox)
As enticing as your graphics look, many people don’t convert because they don’t know what will happen after they click. One call to action button that solves this issue beautifully is Mozilla Firefox’s own download button. Not only does it tell you the approximate size of the download, but correctly guesses the language and operating system from the browser you’re currently using. Having a small downward arrow icon beside “Free Download” immediately lets the user know what will happen when they click. Seguir leyendo “Five Unique Calls to Action that Will Make You Click Twice”
StatCounter shows IE at 51.34% of the market in August 2010; by the end of September, IE was holding on to just 49.87% of the browser market. The browser also shows a drop of nearly 10% year over year.
This is the first time IE has fallen below the halfway point in market share, and from where we sit, the glass is looking half empty.
During the same month that IE sank to its all-time low, Firefox grew by about half a percent to 31.5%, while Chrome added almost a full percentage point to its share of the market.
At GigaOm’s 2010 Mobilize Conference in San Francisco, we got a first look at some intriguing new apps.
It’s all about the apps here at the Mobilize Conference in San Francisco this week. Everywhere you turn app developers are hobnobbing with venture capitalist and the press. After all, this is their opportunity to show off their apps and generate interest in their company and build media buzz.
After soaking up a day full of pitches and demos, we picked a few promising mobile apps that stood out.
Tango for iPhone and Android
Tango, which launched today in both the Apple App Store and the Android Market, is a peer-to-peer video-chatting app that utilizes both your phone’s front-facing and back-facing cameras. So what makes Tango different from other video chat applications out there like Apple’s Facetime or Qik?
First, Tango lets you make video calls from an iPhone to an Android phone over 4G, Wi-Fi and 3G. You can also turn video on and off during a call or pick between a large screen or small screen view of your contact. Tango also automatically detects which of your friends has the app on their phone and creates a specialized list of those contacts within the app. You don’t need to make a profile either; you just install Tango, start it up and you’re ready to make video calls.
We had some hands-on time with Tango and were impressed with its video quality and ease-of-use. We’ll take a closer look at Tango and write up a review in the next few days for our Android App Guide.
It’s not as if Firefox 4 magically turns your monitor into a touchscreen, though. This is just the addition of support for multi-touch functionality; it’s up to developers and web companies to implement touch events on their websites. It’s also only available for Windows () 7 for now; sorry Mac users. Seguir leyendo “Firefox 4 Beta Adds Multi-touch Support [VIDEOS]”
Firefox 4 sports a clean and polished look, the add-ons section has been completely revamped, the menu bars are hidden so you have more screen estate for reading web pages plus you now have the option to permanently “pin” frequently used web apps. Seguir leyendo “Make your old add-ons work with Firefox 4”
Microsoft developers planned “industry-leading” privacy features in Internet Explorer 8 that would have automatically blocked third-party tracking tools like beacons, but one feature was scaled back and another was dropped because they went against the interests of advertisers, the Wall Street Journal reported in its seven-part feature on Internet privacy today.
The privacy features sparked an internal debate in 2008 between revenue-minded executives and developers who wanted to make Internet Explorer 8 better for consumers in order to gain back the market share lost to browsers like Mozilla Firefox, the WSJ reported.
A senior executive in Microsoft’s web advertising division became angry when he heard about the privacy features and complained that the plan would disrupt ad sales by Microsoft and other companies, the WSJ said. Microsoft said it weighed considerations like ad revenue for free sites before deciding to scale back the plan. Seguir leyendo “Microsoft Cut IE8 Privacy Features to Sell Ads”
According to new statistics from Net Applications, Internet Explorer increased its share of the browser market in July by 0.42%, for a total share of 60.74%. Firefox, on the other hand, took the biggest hit: a loss of 0.9%. Google’s Chrome browser lost 0.08%, while Safari gained 0.24%.
IE’s gain continues a trend of reversal for the struggling web browser. While Microsoft’s browser is still the world’s most popular browser by large margins, it has steadily lost market share over the last few years.
However, Net Applications has spotted a trend of recovery for the browser since May. In addition to IE regaining some momentum, Chrome usage has also been soaring. At the short end of the stick though is Firefox, whose market share peaked in April at 24.59% and has steadily dropped since. Seguir leyendo “Internet Explorer Gains Market Share at the Expense of Firefox”
The latest release of the Firefox 4 beta has arrived and among the handful of new features introduced this round is the addition of “App Tabs.” These favicon-sized tabs let you pin your most frequently used programs to the top-left side of your tab bar. In an introductory video, Mozilla suggests tabs for email, calendar, IM and streaming music – you know, Web applications.
But this new feature isn’t a copycat of competing browser Google Chrome’s forthcoming Web App support and accompanying Web App Store, sadly. It’s a copycat of Chrome’s simple “pin tab” option instead.
App Tabs are Just “Pinned Tabs” – No “Web Apps” Here
In Firefox, the ability to “pin tabs” – that is, make them into smaller tabs represented only by a favicon – has long been possible through the addition of a Firefox add-on. In Firefox 4 Beta 2, it’s now a native feature. And while, yes, this is progress, it’s also a somewhat disappointing reminder of how far Firefox has fallen behind Google Chrome, which has always had the “pin tab” feature in place, but shrank it down to favicon size back in October of 2009.
Google has long since moved on from basic pinned tabs and plans now for a built-in Web Application Store which will feature apps like those from Google itself (Gmail, Calendar, Docs) as well as choice selections from across the Web (Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox, etc.). The store is open to all developers and will feature both free and paid applications. Seguir leyendo “Firefox 4 Beta 2 Introduces Web Apps…Err… App Tabs”
Firefox 4, the latest version of the popular internet browser, has been released as a public beta, and adopts some of Google Chrome‘s features
By Matt Warman
The new version is available for Mac, Linux and Windows, but only Windows users are offered the new interface automatically. In other versions, however, it can be switched on manually. Seguir leyendo “Mozilla unveils Firefox 4 beta”
Google Chrome has had a big impact on the browser market since its release in September 2008. The latest report from NetMarketShare puts Chrome at 6.73% market share, ahead of Safari on 4.72% and behind only IE (59.95%) and Firefox (24.59%).
What’s more interesting about Chrome is the activity it’s enjoying from early adopters and geeks. Our own browser statistics at ReadWriteWeb show that Chrome was used by 17.89% of our readers in April, putting it behind only Firefox (38.95%) and IE (24.76%). Further, our figures show a very clear movement from Firefox to Chrome over the past year. Chrome has gained nearly 11% over the past year, whereas Firefox has lost over 15%. Seguir leyendo “Firefox Losing Early Adopters to Chrome – Will Mainstream Users Follow?”
by Jacob Gube
IE — if you’ve already forgotten — was once a great web browser in the mid-90s, usurping the spot of the dominant browser of that decade: Netscape Navigator. The browser was a market innovator once.
IE9, by the way it’s looking right now, is a vast improvement to the browsers Microsoft has been putting out as of late. Seguir leyendo “Five Things IE9 is (Actually) Doing Right”
Google Chrome is a wonderful web browser of choice for web designers and web developers. With Google Chrome extensions, you can add more features to the browser to help you with designing, debugging, and working on websites. We share with you the top ten Chrome extensions for designers and developers.
1. Firebug Lite (for Google Chrome)
Firebug Lite (for Google Chrome) is an extension that sets up Firebug Lite in the browser. Although the built-in Developer Tools in Chrome gives you relatively the same features of Firebug (and more), long-time Firebug fans will appreciate this extension for debugging and testing their work in Chrome.
Seguir leyendo “15 Google Chrome Extensions for People Who Build Websites”
Firefox—a web browser known for its security, performance, and customizability—has witnessed unbelievable adoption rates, becoming a symbol of open source software done right. In just 6 years, it has fastened itself firmly into the web browser arena, fanning the flames of the highly-heated browser wars.
This infographic presents some fascinating facts and figures pertaining to our beloved web browser: Firefox.
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