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With move to rebuild Edge atop Google’s Chromium, Microsoft…

With move to rebuild Edge atop Google’s Chromium, Microsoft…

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After a years-long pummeling, Microsoft this week surrendered in the browser war, saying that it will junk Edge's home-grown rendering engine and replace it with Blink, the engine that powers Google's Chrome.With Edge pulling code from the Chromium project, the browser will also be able to run on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, as well as macOS."We intend to adopt the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility for our customers and less fragmentation of the web for all web developers," wrote Joe Belfiore, a corporate vice president in the Windows group, in a post to a company blog.Belfiore's announcement was a stunning humiliation for Microsoft, which in the early years of this century ruled the browser world...
Google Chrome Code Will Power The Next Microsoft Edge Brows…

Google Chrome Code Will Power The Next Microsoft Edge Brows…

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Once upon a time, Internet Explorer ruled the World Wide Web. As time went on, IE languished and was knocked off its perch by Firefox and Google Chrome. Then Microsoft fought back with a new browser called Edge. Image: MicrosoftImage: Microsoft Edge was new inside and out, built to provide the best browsing experience on Windows 10. That was three years ago. Today, despite the fact that it's an excellent browser, Edge is still struggling to draw much of a crowd. Clearly Microsoft decided that it was time for a dramatic shift in strategy. The company has announced that it's going to completely overhaul Edge. To do that, Microsoft will be building it around the same code that drives Google Chrome. In a blog post today, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore announced that ...
Microsoft is working on a Chrome-like browser to replace Ed…

Microsoft is working on a Chrome-like browser to replace Ed…

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Well, here’s an unexpected turn of events. It’s being reported that Microsoft will be giving up on the core technology used in its Edge browser, replacing it with Google’s browser technology.The upcoming browser uses software from Chromium, Google’s open-source project that forms the basis of not only Chrome but many other web browsers. The replacement for Edge is currently being developed under the Anaheim codename and is said to use Google’s Blink, which is Chromium’s rendering engine.With sources speaking to CNet, Windows Central, and The Verge, it certainly looks like this is the path Microsoft will be using going forward. An announcement about the change could come as early as this week.Is more Google actually a good thing?I have mixed feelings about this move if indeed it comes to
How Microsoft, Google, IBM are Preparing for a Blockchain F…

How Microsoft, Google, IBM are Preparing for a Blockchain F…

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Many blockchain analysts and experts believe that crypto adoption and integration will only be possible on a grand scale when major multinational companies jump on the proverbial bandwagon. But did you know that some of the world’s largest companies are already planning and plotting for this eventuality, even if they’re publically criticizing cryptocurrencies? (We’re looking at you, Google, Facebook, and Mastercard). Did you know that the Bank of America already has almost 50 blockchain patents, just in case? When talking to one of the financial industry’s leading news websites, Fortune, back in January, the Bank of America’s chief technology officer, Catherine Bessant said: “We’ve got just under 50 patents in the blockchain/distributed ledger space. While we’ve not found large-scale o
Microsoft Edge Google Chrome Scam

Microsoft Edge Google Chrome Scam

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Have you heard the joke about Microsoft Edge, the web browser that replaced Internet Explorer a few years ago? It goes something like this: The only reason to use Microsoft Edge is to download Google Chrome.Yet, there is a major problem with Microsoft Edge when it comes to downloading Chrome and it's no laughing matter. It's a dangerous trick that fools you in a similar way that phishing emails entice you to click on a link only to find out that it's malware or worse. The problem is that malware and adware will likely be installed onto your device. If you're using Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, you could be in danger.Note: Keep reading for clues to this attack.Watch for this red flagYou know how phishing email scams work. Hackers send you links in email...
Stop Using Microsoft Edge To Download Chrome — Unless You …

Stop Using Microsoft Edge To Download Chrome — Unless You …

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For many people who purchase a new Windows 10 PC, Microsoft's built-in Edge browser has one purpose: to download an alternate browser like Google Chrome. The most common way to do this for people who don't have the URL memorized? Type "download Chrome" in the address bar and click the first result provided by Bing search. Unfortunately those unsuspecting users have a high chance of downloading malware and adware. That's because Bing has been serving up malicious but highly visible Google Chrome ads for months . Deceptive site ahead. Google and Firefox know this. Bing can't be bothered, apparentlyJason Evangelho This weekend, Twitter user Gabriel Landau enjoyed his first few hours with a Windows 10 laptop by doing this exact thing (video in Twitter l...
Microsoft sheds its aggressive patent control to support Li…

Microsoft sheds its aggressive patent control to support Li…

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Over the years, Microsoft has been notoriously protective over its patents, engaging in numerous lawsuits against Linux-based technology for infringement. In an unprecedented move, it looks like the firm is now ready to bury the hatchet as it joins the Open Invention Network and makes a whopping 60,000 Microsoft-owned patents open source. The Open Invention Network (OIN) was formed in 2005 as a “patent nonaggression community,” essentially acting as mutual assurance that members wouldn’t file patent suits involving Linux projects. Membership is now 2,600 strong, including major Microsoft competitors like Google, Sony and IBM. “We know Microsoft’s decision to join OIN may be viewed as surprising to some,” explains Microsoft deputy general counsel Erich Andersen. “It is no secret that th
Microsoft Edge for iOS adds Siri shortcuts for beta testers

Microsoft Edge for iOS adds Siri shortcuts for beta testers

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Microsoft Edge beta testers on iPhone and iPad can now get their hands on one of the most useful new features to ship with iOS 12: Siri Shortcuts. Microsoft this week began rolling out support for Siri shortcuts to beta testers, along with a few other improvements like quick actions and the option to pick up where you left off when you reopen Edge. Here's a full look at what's new in the latest beta release (via Neowin): Press and hold buttons in the bottom bar to see quick actions Open the browser directly from the lock screen with Siri shortcuts Use the browser widget in the Today screen to get to quick actions and top sites When you reopen Microsoft Edge, choose to continue where you left off or start afresh with a new tab Performance improvements Siri shortcuts in iOS 12 open up n...
Microsoft Bing delivers racist search results

Microsoft Bing delivers racist search results

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Microsoft has responded to revelations that its Bing search engine is delivering racist and offensive results for terms like "jew" and "girl". Results with anti-Semitic and sexist content were spotted by the How to Geek wesbite, despite Bing's standard SafeSearch setting applied. “We t
What Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Google believe about th…

What Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Google believe about th…

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"Apple is a small company, we don't have as many resources as Microsoft."I've had people who work at Apple tell me this, with utter sincerity; often people who have worked at Apple for a long time, especially under Steve Jobs. A small company perched on top of a Matterhorn of cash, I usually reply. But Apple really does see itself as a small company that might die at any minute. In terms of engineering numbers, Apple is restricted by the amount of office space in Cupertino; even though the new spaceship campus is up and running, Apple hasn't actually closed any of its other offices in the area because it needs them. Not having remote workers and putting almost everything in Cupertino (except for the things like the s...