The latest in mobile IT news for Jan. 7, including the compromise Texas Roadhouse reached with employees about personal devices, the Apple app store's best month ever, a report on the increasing access to mobile networks in Western Europe, how some companies plan to consolidate their employees' devices and the best practices employed by Microsoft when it comes to BYOD.
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Google is introducing a new version of its Chrome browser for Android, adding new touch gestures letting users more quickly navigate open tabs and access the menu.
Mozilla released the latest update of its Firefox for Android Beta browser, highlighted by a new guest browsing option enabling users to share their smartphone or tablet with others.
Sixty-three percent of U.S. mobile subscribers use their phone to go online, up from 55 percent a year ago and surging from 31 percent in 2009, according to a new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.
Google is rolling out a new version of its Chrome mobile browser for Apple's iPhone and iPad, adding support for voice search queries including pronouns.
Yahoo now welcomes 800 million monthly active users worldwide (excluding traffic across its Tumblr social networking platform), up 20 percent since former Google executive Marissa Mayer took over as CEO in July 2012.
Opera Software introduced Coast, a Web-browsing application optimized for Apple's bestselling iPad tablet.
Facebook is teaming with Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera Software, Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics to launch internet.org, a coalition dedicated to extending online access to developing markets via mobile devices and services.
Amazon is rolling out a refreshed version of the Kindle Fire tablet's Silk browser, promising a faster, more responsive user experience.