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Chrome Beta Gets Voice Input, GPU-Accelerated 3D CSS Chrome Beta Gets Voice Input, GPU-Accelerated 3D CSS
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Google announced some updates to the Chrome beta channel, and the arrival of Chrome 11.0.696.16 beta for Windows, Mac, and Linux. New to Chrome 11 are: an HTML5 speech input API, GPU-accelerated 3D CSS, and of course the new Chrome …

Google Launches Page Speed For Chrome

Google said today it has released a Page Speed add-on for its Chrome browser. Chrome users can now receive Page Speed performance tips to make their sites faster from within the Chrome browser. Google says its Page Speed for Chrome …

Android App Launches For Monster.com
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The Android app joins Monster’s existing apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The Monster Android app can be downloaded for free on the company’s website and in the Android Market. The app offers access to jobs, allows user …

Google Makes Chrome Faster And Safer
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Google has released updates to its Chrome browser it says will make complex web apps run more quickly and be more responsive. Chrome has a new settings interface aimed at helping users get to the right settings quickly. A new …

Google Updates Chrome OS, Fixes Cr-48 Trackpad Issue
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Early reviews of Google’s Cr-48 notebooks were, as you may remember, not encouraging.  They seemed to indicate that the machines made better coasters than computing devices for anyone who already owned a laptop.  Google’s now addressed some problems with a …

Google Launches API for Chrome Omnibox
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Google announced the launch of a new omnibox API for Chrome. This means developers will be able to do new cool things with the omnibox (the address bar in Chrome, which also serves as a search box). 

Graphic.ly Introduces Android App

Online comic service Graphic.ly has launched an app for Android that offers users access to more than 150 publishers and over 2,000 titles.

 Publishers include Marvel Comics, Archaia Entertainment, Archie Comics, BOOM! Studios and IDW Publishing.

“Like our community, we are firm believers in the explosion of the Android market,” said Micah Baldwin, CEO of Graphic.ly.

 

Eric Schmidt’s Mobile World Congress Speech: Full Video

Google has made video available of CEO Eric Schmidt’s speech at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week. 

At the event, he discussed the company’s current operating system focuses: Android Gingerbread and Honeycomb, and Chrome OS. "We’ve got an OS for phones called ‘Gingerbread’ and one for tablets called ‘Honeycomb’. G and H. You can imagine that the next will begin with I and will be named after a dessert, and it will unite them," he said. 

Chrome Address Bar Could Be Eliminated in Future Release
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Would you use a web browser that didn’t have an address bar? A report from ConceivablyTech.com points out that Google is working on new user interface layouts for Chrome, and one of these would eliminate the address bar. 

The publication’s Wolfgang Gruener quotes Google’s Jeff Chang as telling developers, "There are a number of UI / frontend efforts under way." Gruener reports:

Google Lets Evil People Block Your Domain
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Yeah, I thought that title would grab you.  Google announced a new extension to its Chrome browser, an extension that could truly rock the SEO World.  The extension does two things:

User Feedback: The Next Google Ranking Signal?
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Google’s Matt Cutts has indicated in recent weeks that Google is working on projects that will deal with some of the search engine’s quality issues with regards to content farms. It looks like one of those projects is now here.  Google has launched a Chrome extension that lets users block sites from search results.

The BBC Introduces Food App In Chrome Store

The BBC said today it has launched its first ever custom food app in Google’s Chrome Web Store.

Google Adds More Features To Stable Chrome Build
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People who have put off giving Chrome a try now have several more reasons to set aside their usual browser for at least an hour or two.  Today, three significant updates – Chrome Instant, the Chrome Web Store, and WebGL – all graduated from the beta channel to the stable build.

Google Tempts Hackers With $20,000 Prize
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Any hackers who think they know a thing or two about Chrome should strongly consider booking a flight to Vancouver, British Columbia.  At the Pwn2Own competition in early March, the first person who can exploit the browser will get $20,000 (and a Cr-48 notebook, if it matters) from Google itself.

Microsoft Releases H.264 Extension For Chrome
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About three weeks ago, Google announced that Chrome would no longer support the H.264 video codec.  Now, following some unpleasantness over allegedly copied search results, Microsoft’s struck back by introducing an H.264 extension for Chrome.

To be fair, there’s room for interpretation regarding how aggressive this move is (or isn’t).  Microsoft’s offered similar plug-ins for Firefox for quite some time, and no one’s identified any real animosity there.

Net Applications: Chrome’s Market Share Jumps To 10.7 Percent
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Whether or not any of us realized it at the time, the first month of 2011 was an exciting one when it came to Microsoft, Google, and the ongoing browser wars.  New stats from Net Applications indicate that some big changes took place, with Chrome gaining ground and Internet Explorer taking a hit.

Google Launches Keep My Opt-Outs Chrome Extension
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Google has launched a new extension for its Chrome browser, called Keep My Opt-Outs. It is essentially a Do Not Track mechanism that lets users opt out from receiving personalized advertisements as they browse the web. 

Rumor: Chrome Chief To Stick With Google Despite Twitter Bid
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As news stories go, there have been more interesting ones than an employee not switching companies.  However, rumors indicated that Twitter was courting Google’s Sundar Pichai, and in order to keep him – which Google has – Google likely had to lay out a significant sum of money.

To set the scene: Sundar Pichai has been with Google for almost seven years.  Currently, he serves as a vice president of product management, and he’s also in charge of Chrome and Chrome OS.  So Pichai’s very much an important person at the company.

Google Drops Support of Popular Video Codec from Chrome [Update]
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Update: Google has a new post up talking about the move more, and answering some frequently asked questions. 

More Chrome Notebooks On The Way

People who are interested in the Cr-48 Chrome Notebook – but who were apparently passed over when Google began shipping the machines – shouldn’t give up hope quite yet.  An exec at the company indicated that more Cr-48s are on the way.

Chrome Ends 2010 With Market Share Of 9.98%

Most recollections of 2010 will cover both ups and downs, or at least acknowledge that bad stuff occurred while focusing on the good.  But the Chrome Web browser enjoyed an overwhelmingly positive year, gaining market share 11 months out of 12 according to Net Applications, and the latest data indicates it ended 2010 with a share just shy of 10 percent.