San Francisco, CA, March 30, 2012 — Maxthon, a global software and web services company, announces the selection of Maxthon 3 as the winner of the About.com 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Small Market Browser. With 72% of the votes, Maxthon 3 was the decisive winner, besting, among others, SeaMonkey (14%), and RockMelt (5%). This news follows a string of victories for Maxthon 3 with the About.com Readers’ Choice Awards, including last year’s win – by a large margin – in the same category.
“This win is further proof of the excellence – and global popularity – of Maxthon 3,” says Jeff Chen, CEO of Maxthon. “We want to express our thanks to the judges at About.com and the fans who took the time to voice their opinion and put Maxthon 3 at number 1. This is a great honor, which we are pleased to accept.”
This popular reader-driven awards program began on About.com’s technology channel in 2008 and has expanded to highlight the best products, features and services across a wide variety of topics. Across the web, in peer reviews, fan blogs and in comparisons with other web browsers Maxthon 3 consistently generates praise from users from every nation on earth. Users most frequently cite Maxthon 3’s speed ( the result of proprietary enhancements to the open source WebKit rendering engine); its free cloud services and Maxthon 3’s industry-leading support of ever-evolving HTML5 standards, second to none.
“Maxthon 3 exists for and is driven by a global community of elite users. The thoughtful feedback and intelligence they bring has driven the evolution of a great product,” says Karl Mattson, GM of Maxthon International/Chief of Product. “A win like this is very special to us. It’s a result of individually-driven evangelism that indicates that together, the Mx3 community has created a unique and great product.”
Headquartered in Beijing, Maxthon Ltd. is an innovative software company and developer of superior web browsers which continue to set new standards for simplicity, speed and security. Each month more than 130,000,000 people use Maxthon’s web browser in 120 countries across the world. Maxthon also brings its best-of-breed browsing to the Android platform for mobile devices and tablet computers. For more information about Maxthon please visit