Flock: A new sort of browser

Steve Hamm

The uptake on Mozilla Foundation's Firefox open-source browser seems to be slowing, but a new way of thinking about the Net may give the alternatives to Microsoft's dominant Internet Explorer new momentum. Just now debuting on the Web scene is a newfangled browser design, Flock, from Flock Inc., an 8-person startup located in--what else?--a garage across from the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto. This piece of software is based on Mozilla's Gecko rendering engine, which is also the foundation for Firefox, but it takes browsing deep into the realm of social networking. The target user: bloggers.

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