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Google Aims To Simplify Mobile Shopping With ‘Instant Buy’ [Google I/O]

According to Google, the abandonment rate of shopping carts on mobile is a whopping 97%. With that, they’re providing an HTML5 autocomplete function in mobile Chrome, and a new Google Wallet “Instant Buy” API to fill out info in three steps: checkout button, review billing and shipping, and submit. That’s down from these 21 steps, as outlined during today’s Google …

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Chrome Now Has Over 750 Million Active Users [Google I/O]

Earlier, Google announced that Android has seen over 900 million activations. After talking about Android and Google Play for about an hour, the Google I/O keynote shifted to Chrome. Last year Chrome had 450 million monthly active users. Since then, it has added over 350 million new users in last 12 months.Today, it has over 750 million active users. Much …

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Don’t Expect Any Hardware Announcements At Google I/O

People are expecting big things out of this year’s Google I/O. Last year’s conference introduced the world to Glass, the Nexus 7 and the ill-fated Nexus Q. What could Google possibly do to top that? It seems that they aren’t even going to try. In an interview with Wired, Android and Chrome boss Sundar Pichai, who had just recently taken …

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Google Keep Comes To Chrome

Google recently launched Google Keep, a mobile to-do list app for Android, which lets you keep notes, lists, pictures and voice notes. Today, the company announced the launch of a new Chrome app. “The Google Keep Chrome app launches in its own window, so you can create notes, cross out your to-do lists, and attach photos to tasks while you …

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Chrome Beta For Desktop Adds Support For Microsoft Office Documents

Despite Google’s best attempts at getting people to switch to Google Docs, much of the world still works in Microsoft Office. It may be a while before Google can win the format wars; but in the meantime, it will make sure Chrome users stay in Chrome when opening Microsoft documents. Google announced that Chrome Beta for desktop can now open …

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Chrome For Business Gets Legacy Browser Support, Cloud-Based Management

Google announced a couple of new Chrome for Business features including Legacy Browser Support and cloud-based management of Chrome for Google Apps for Business and Education customers. With Legacy Browser Support, businesses that have custom web apps that were built for older browsers will be able to use them with Chrome. “When companies use browsers that are two or more …

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Google Answers Your Questions About Its New Blink Rendering Engine

After years of Chrome running on the WebKit rendering engine, Google announced earlier this week that it was moving to its own rendering engine. The new engine, named Blink, is a fork of WebKit, and will apparently not affect Web developers that much as Google transitions to the new engine. That being said, developers are going to have questions, and …

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Google Begins Work On Chrome’s New Rendering Engine

WebKit has been powering Google’s Chrome Web browser since its launch in 2008. Google says that “its flexibility, performance, and thoughtful design” made it an obvious choice for Chrome when it launched, but the modern Web and modern Chrome require something different. That something different is Blink. Google announced that it’s developing Blink, a fork of WebKit that will become …

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Spell Check Improvements Come To Chrome Stable

A month ago, Google announced Chrome 26 Beta with improved spell check capabilities as it refreshed the dictionaries the browser’s default spell check uses, and started supporting proper nouns. It also started supporting Korean, Tamil and Albanian. Google announced the improvements to the stable release today. “In addition, users who add custom words to the dictionary can now sync their …

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Turn Sites into Playable Mazes with New Chrome Experiment

Since the NCAA tournament started today and we know you’re not doing any real work anyway, how about a fun little game to waste more of your time? A new Chrome Experiment lets you turn almost any site into a giant, 3D maze that you can play. You get to control a marble and direct it around the site maze, …

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Schmidt: Chrome And Android To Remain Separate (But With More Overlap)

Some of us have expected that Google’s Android and Chrome operating systems would eventually converge into one operaring system. That’s mostly because Google co-founder Sergey Brin once implied that this would be the case. Since then, Google has given off other signals that this could potentially happen. For example, we’ve recently seen indications of Android’s Google Now functionality coming to …

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Google’s RSS Subscription Chrome Extension Is Back, Sans Google Reader Support

Shortly after Google announced that they would be killing off Google Reader, angering a significant amount of users, they dealt another blow to RSS by yanking the Google RSS Subscription Chrome extension. More anger ensued. Why must you destroy everything that we love, Google? Well, here’s a bit of good news: The extension is back. Finnur Thorarinsson, the author of …

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