What If Facebook and Chrome Mated: Meet RockMelt

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CIO.com, 11/15/10

RockMelt, the new social Web browser, definitely has its pros and cons. Check out the new young gun in the browser wars.

Does the world need yet another browser? It depends. If you’re like me, and spend a lot of time on the Web, but not too much time with social networking sites, you don’t. Firefox and Chrome and even IE (not to mention Safari or Opera) are more than enough. But if you can’t live without instant Facebook updates and the latest Tweets, you should check out RockMelt, a new browser designed for the social networking aficionado.

RockMelt looks a lot like Google’s (GOOG) Chrome, and that’s no coincidence. It’s built on top of Chromium, the open source code base of Chrome. But as soon as you’ve set up RockMelt, you’ll see some major differences.

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