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Hydra Browser – More Than Just a Cool New Tool

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, February 27, 2008 --( Quantum software released a new version of Hydra web browser ( – an innovative web browser that features Office 2007™ look & feel, and a whole host of features otherwise available almost exclusively through extensions. Hydra integrates built-in ads and popup blocker, auto-fill forms, power search, multiple simultaneous accounts, phishing check, mouse gestures support, session saver, Youtube downloader and, of course, the inevitable tabbed browsing features, just to name a few. Hydra also has a customizable sidebar with a large selection of widgets users can choose from, so it's possible to browse the web and – at the same time – load an Arcanoid game in the sidebar and play (or user can choose to display the newest recipes from, or perhaps the latest headlines from the most respected news sources, or NYMEX and forex graphs). There are also several hundreds built-in radio stations available where users can listen to news and music, or login automatically to all of their web mail accounts and read mail. For web developers there is a Document Explorer and a host of bookmarklets from set of javascript tools, so they get their share of the cake as well.

What Hydra aims to be is a one solution for everything a casual surfer might need, and it's already pretty successful in achieving those goals. One very special Hydra feature is that it's possible to arbitrarily turn on or off all of these extensions, so when browsing the 'safe sites', browsing experience could be much better and faster.

When Hydra loads, there's another surprise waiting – Hydra's homepage is actually a co-branded page made in cooperation with, the leading Web 2.0 start page, whose philosophy fits in with Hydra perfectly. For those not acquainted with Web 2.0 start pages, Pageflakes could be a true revelation.

"We are excited to work with Hydra browser as we see it as a perfect match – a customizable and social browser combined with a customizable and social start page.

Quite naturally, these go hand in hand and offer the best possible solution not only for tech savvy users but for everyone who's looking for an easy way to have everything in one place without having to login to several services and browsing countless websites," says Ole Brandenburg, co-founder of Pageflakes.

Pageflakes enables users to easily personalize the web and make it their enables users to create their own, unique homepage on the web using Flakes; they're small, movable versions of web favorite sites arrangeable on a personal homepage. There are Flakes for thousands of uses and interests, including news, sports, e-mail, local events, search, photos, music, videos - even interactive tools like a calendar and a to-do list - and just about anything else possible to do on the web at work and at home. The Pageflakes community of users creates and helps each other discover more new flakes and share more new Pageflakes pages every day.

Pageflakes was founded in Germany in 2006 and is funded by Balderton Capital (formerly Benchmark Europe). Pageflakes is headquartered in the United States in San Francisco, California.

So what separates Hydra from any other web browser out there? Couldn't people get all of that functionality with Firefox extensions? Or maybe users just don't need all of that fancy stuff and they're satisfied with text-only browser they've stuck with a decade ago. Hydra is special because not only it looks beautiful, different and cool – Hydra is special because it brings a revolution in a way software products are advertised and marketed. Instead of relying on affiliation systems and giving money to advertising agencies, Hydra goes directly to the end user, and it donates 0.10 USD to children charities for each download made through its main page. Hydra also shares its profits with children charities, giving 50% of its profits away. In doing so, the company relies on the end users to spread the news further to their friends, families and co-workers, thus creating a huge worldwide humanitarian wave. Will it succeed yet remains to be seen, but the effort is to be credited for its originality and uniqueness.

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Miljenko Stipic

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