Revenue growth and browser squabbles

This week, Mozilla reports its revenues for 2009, IE's speed tests provoke ire from the competition, and Rhapsody comes to Android.

In this economy, it's always nice to hear some good news. Mozilla brought that in the form of its 2009 financial reports. The company saw its 2009 revenue increase 34 percent to $104 million, up from $78 million the year before. This is at least partially thanks to a mutually beneficial search-ad partnership with Google.

All is not sunshine and roses in the browser world, however. Microsoft's latest iteration of IE 9 has triggered some speed-test squabbles between developers. The seventh IE version beats rivals on the SunSpider benchmark. But Microsoft doesn't like the test, and Mozilla doesn't like how Microsoft runs it. On the plus side, Apple released some Safari updates, with an eye on stability and Flash support.

On the entertainment front, we saw an update to ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre and took a look at Rhapsody's complement for the Android OS, which was fresh out of beta last week. Though it may not be as pretty as some other mobile music offerings, the app's features and performance should make it a top consideration for anyone interested in subscribing to an all-you-can-eat service.

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