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News Bytesoon end support for its desktop browser service, instead transitioning its user base to its mobile apps and newly launched Web-based product. The company, helmed by ex-Netscape engineers and backed by Marc Andreessen, aimed to reinvent the browser with social capabilities. But as Rockmelt subtly admitted in its post, Google’s Chrome momentum was just too much to keep up with.
News Byteblock third-party advertising cookies by default, a move sure to upset online advertisers who rely on behavioral audience tracking to better serve online ads. The move is in line with that of Apple’s Safari, which has blocked third-party cookies for a long time, yet diverges from Google’s Chrome browser, which allows cookies of all types.
News Byteannounced a few improvements to the TweetDeck Web applications, including improved filters for content and keyword exclusion, and a method of filtering just for media like photos and video, so users can turn existing columns into media-only columns. It’s part of an effort by the TweetDeck team over the past few months to improve its Web apps considerably, bringing them on par with the team’s existing desktop app.