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SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxthon, a global software company that develops state-of-the-art web browsers, today announced the release of a Windows PC web browser that offers its users the most comprehensively best video viewing experience online. Already providing high speed, superior performance and sharing capabilities, Maxthon's latest release marries best-of-breed video rendering performance with a new, proprietary feature that allows viewers to fast forward through forced advertisements for a more enjoyable experience.
According to findings by the Pew Research Center, almost two-thirds of U.S. adults are now watching videos online with the number continuing to increase. Jeff Chen, Founder and CEO of Maxthon said, "The growth of video streaming sites that are easily accessible on desktop and mobile is fueling the current wave of internet usage. Maxthon is focused on delivering superior features that address the changing habits of our users to ultimately enhance their online experience. Ad Skipper for Maxthon PC is our latest contribution to that effort."
65% of all Maxthon desktop users watch at least one video through their Maxthon browser each day – accounting for 30% of the time spent in an average web browsing session. Mobile video views are also increasing, now accounting for 35% of video views via Maxthon browsers.
Currently available on Maxthon's Windows PC browser, which offers superior speed input that renders web pages and manages downloads faster than any other browser in the world, these new video features build on its already high-performing video viewing platform. These new features include superior:
"Hands down, this new release makes Maxthon's PC browser the far and away best way to watch video on the web," said Karl Mattson, VP of Maxthon's International Group. "We're giving the control back to the viewer for the most comfortable experience on a browser. Through testing, feedback and surveys, we found that video ads were a major pain point for our users. Unlike third-party plug-ins that slow down the viewing experience, we've built our unique Ad Skipper technology into our browser for a quicker and smoother performance."
Maxthon is an innovative software company that develops superior web browsers that continue to set new standards for speed, security, simplicity and cloud features. It is available on the Windows, Android, iOS and Mac platforms. With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, Maxthon reaches a global community of users that tops more than 120,000,000 people each month in more than 150 countries. Learn more about Maxthon on www.maxthon.com.
Lowell Eschen, Burson-Marsteller for Maxthon
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