As the oft-repeated story goes, in the latter half of the 1990s, Netscape co-founder Mark Andreessen boasted that Netscape would reduce Microsoft Windows to "a set of poorly debugged device drivers." What he meant, of course, was that software development would move from native operating system applications to the web. The web browser would become … Continue reading The Return of the Revenge of the Webtop
In advance of its tenth anniversary as a company, Google this week launched a beta version of its first Web browser, Chrome -- a move widely perceived as an assault on Microsoft's dominant Internet Explorer browser. But Google's motivation for developing its own browser may be more a response to cross-browser runtime platforms like Flash … Continue reading Google’s Chrome and RIAs: A Response to Flash and Silverlight?