Opera: a good browser alternative to Google Chrome

For much of the past decade, I’ve been a champion of Google Chrome. It’s been my browser of choice not only on the PC and Mac desktops but also across all my Android mobile devices. I’ve now switched to a different browser, and the switch may well be long-term if not permanent. That browser is Opera, a browser I first tried in 2006 on a Nokia phone, but a thoroughly modern product today that mirrors much of what Google Chrome offers…

Ad blocking is about to get serious

The ongoing angst about ad blocking by online publishers and advertisers looks set to move to another level following reports that Google intends to include an ad blocking feature in the Chrome browser. The Wall Street Journal reports that the ad blocking feature would filter out certain online ad types deemed to provide bad experiences for users as they move around the web. The Journal notes: Unacceptable ad types would be those recently defined by the Coalition for Better Ads,…

Chrome ready for the post-PC era

The map presents a dramatic perspective of the changing fortunes in the desktop browser market.The line graph makes the rise of Google Chrome even clearer over the past five years. I’d say Chrome has a rosy future as the post-PC era develops – I see the mobile Chrome more and more on Android devices. Early days of course, but Google has patience. See also CNET’s report “Chrome starts staking out mobile-browsing turf“ Reshared post from +The Economist Google’s Chrome browser,…

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