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Social Web browser Flock acquired by casual gaming giant Zynga

One of the biggest names in social gaming has decided to make a move into the application space. Zynga -- who brought the immensely popular Farmville to Facebook -- has purchased Flock, one of the first Web browsers to offer an integrated social networking experience. Zynga's massive userbase could certainly give Flock a boost -- especially since it's a foregone conclusion that Zynga users are...

Flock 3.5 upgrades to Chromium 7 even on Mac OS X

Clearly threatened by the recent competition put up by RockMelt, Flock has brought in both speed and security updates with a new Chromium 7 core. Even the maligned Mac OS X version of Flock has been blessed with a move from the old Gecko engine to the speedier WebKit-based Chromium. In the social stakes, Flock touts a 'one of a kind' sidebar full of networking and sharing goodness, with Facebook,...

Flock 3 ditches Firefox core for Chrome, adds social networking awesomeness

You may not be familiar with Flock -- even with a user base of 17 million plus, it's still not a Web browser that gets a lot of coverage. That could be about to change, however, with the release of Flock v3 beta. Why? Because the new version is really good. I was more than a little put off by Flock 2. Apart from a Mozilla-based core which felt sluggish in comparison to other browsers, the user...

'Gang of Six' browsers petition EU for immediate review of Browserchoice screen

Six of the twelve browsers chosen to be a part of the EU "Browser Choice Screen" petitioned the European Commission on Thursday, asking politely -- very politely -- that the Commissioners "consider any of the following suggestions which could be easily and quickly implemented and would allow users to exercise choice." "Ok, seriously? Already? WTF!", was my immediate reaction. Browserchoice.eu...

14 portable web browsers for Windows

Just about everyone has a usb flash drive by now. Apart from all that data you're packing (which you no doubt have encrypted in case your drive gets lost -- but that's a post for another day), why not pack up your favorite web browser and take it along for the ride. There are a lot more options than you think - here are 13 different options for users of Windows PCs. Don't see your choice on...

Flock 2.5 social web browser adds more Facebook and Twitter features

Flock is a web browser that's based on Mozilla. But what really makes it stand out is the integration with social networking services including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Flickr, and YouTube. Flock 2.5 is out today, and it adds enhanced features for Twitter and Facebook, including: Read Twitter replies (err... @mentions) in the Flock sidebar Save Twitter searches Take actions like...

If web browsers were The Super Friends...

There wasn't a whole lot remarkable about my Sunday this week. We're still thawing out here in the Great White North, so my son and I were relaxing and watching The Super Friends on TV. The longer we watched (and the more blown away I became with just how awesomely bad that cartoon really was), my mind started to wander. "I must be reading too many blog posts," I said to myself, "because I'm...

Flock still undecided on switch to Chrome

TechCrunch is at it again, posting things about companies that the companies themselves aren't even aware of. This time, it was a report that the popular social browser Flock, which is currently built on Firefox, is switching to Chrome. Not so fast, Flock says. TechCrunch updated their post with this comment from Flock CEO Shawn Hardin: "We haven't ceased development efforts on the Mozilla...

MySpace, Flock and Vidoop release OpenID for Flock plugin

OpenID is a really great concept. The ability to use a single digital identity across the web and avoid having to sign up for yet another user account is a real productivity boon. More and more high profile sites and services are adopting OpenID, but the project still hasn't gained the traction that many of us think it deserves. This is partially because it still isn't easy to use OpenID -- or...

Flock 2 is here, continues to underwhelm

"Get ready to meet your favorite browser! " Flock 2 tells me at the end of its installation process. Ok Flock, I'm ready. Blow me away! Sadly, I'm immediately greeted by a cheesey stick figure flash intro to the new features. What the hell am I getting myself into? As far as basic browsing goes it performs as well as Firefox, which makes sense since it's pretty much Firefox that someone...

Flock 2 beta 2 makes Firefox 3 more social

Flock has released a second public beta of Flock 2, a web browser based on Firefox 3. What sets Flock apart from Firefox is the integration with a ton of social networking services including Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Digg, del.icio.us, YouTube, PhotoBucket, and more. There's a blog editor for updating your web site from the browser, and a media bar for viewing images and videos shared by your...

Firefox? Who's that? Opera says 4.7 million have downloaded version 9.5

Are the oldschool browser wars starting up again? It sure seems like it. Flock has a preview of their version 2 out, Firefox launched version 3 today, and Opera launched version 9.5 on June 12th. Who's missing from this uber release party? Oh, that would be Microsoft's Internet Explorer...the browser with the #1 market share. After their less than stellar (and way less than standards compliant)...

Flock 2.0 beta is out: Social browser built on Firefox 3

If you spend a lot of time using social web sites like Facebook, Pownce, Digg, Flickr Twitter, YouTube, or del.icio.us, you've probably heard of Flock, a web browser with integrated tools for interacting with those services and many others. The browser is built on Mozilla's Firefox, so it can render any web page that works in Firefox. But it also makes it easy to share links, photos, and videos...

Flock version 1.2 Flies the coop

Flock, the "Social Web Browser" built on the same Mozilla engine as Firefox, has launched the latest stable version, 1.2. The beta has been available for a while now. In this version, Digg, Pownce, and AOL Mail integration. Digg and Pownce makes sense, but the AOL mail one didn't really excite us all that much. It seems like Flock is stockpiling partners and features though and are putting...

Backup your Firefox, Flock, or Thunderbird profiles with MozBackup 1.4.8

Last time we checked in on Firefox backup utility MozBackup, the developer had just added support for Firefox 3 beta. Apparently it's been a busy half year over at MozBackup HQ, because this week MozBackup 1.4.8 was released, with the following new features: Create automatic backups via command line New Installer Supports backup of unknown files from user...