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Chrome Browser Gets New Stable Release

Google released a new stable release of its Chrome web browser today, which brings improvements in security, privacy, and graphics. With regards to security, Chrome’s Safe Browsing technology has received some enhancements. It now warns users before they download some types of malicious files. “We’ve carefully designed this feature so that malicious content can be detected without Chrome or Google …

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Google Chromebooks Get Release Date – June 15 (Acer and Samsung Models)

Yesterday was Android day at Google I/O, and today is Chrome day. The company announced today that Chrome is up from 70 million users at last year’s Google I/O to 160 million active users now. Google announced new Google “Chromebooks” – Chrome OS-based Notebooks from Samsung and Acer coming next month. Devices will be available for order on June 15 …

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Chrome Gets Speech Input

About a month ago, Google introduced some new features to the Chrome beta channel. Among these were speech input through HTML. Now that’s part of the stable release. “Fresh from the work that we’ve been doing with the HTML Speech Incubator Group, we’ve added support for the HTML5 speech input API,” explained Google software engineer Satish Sampath. “With this API, …

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Internet Explorer 9 Aces Power Consumption Test

When picking a Web browser, “green” individuals and laptop users with limited access to electrical outlets should perhaps give Internet Explorer 9 a try.  New data shows that it can beat the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera when it comes to power consumption. So no one thinks we’ve overlooked the fact: yes, the data comes from a …

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Chrome Beta Gets Voice Input, GPU-Accelerated 3D CSS

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 logo. “Fresh from the work that we’ve been doing with the HTML Speech Incubator Group, we’ve added support for the …

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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 has all of the same core features as the Firefox add-on. The

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Android App Launches For

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 to apply for positions and mange their accounts. Monster has also introduced an extension for the Chrome browser. The beta …

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Google Makes Chrome Faster And Safer

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 search box displays settings users are looking for as they type. Users can also copy and paste a link into …

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Google Updates Chrome OS, Fixes Cr-48 Trackpad Issue

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 new release of Chrome OS, however. Part of the change involves Chrome 10 effectively hitting Chrome OS.  That means users …

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Google Launches API for Chrome Omnibox

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). 

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Online comic service 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


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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. 

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Chrome Address Bar Could Be Eliminated in Future Release

Would you use a web browser that didn’t have an address bar? A report from 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:

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Google Lets Evil People Block Your Domain

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:

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User Feedback: The Next Google Ranking Signal?

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.

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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.

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Google Adds More Features To Stable Chrome Build

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.

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Google Tempts Hackers With $20,000 Prize

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.

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Microsoft Releases H.264 Extension For Chrome

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.

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Net Applications: Chrome’s Market Share Jumps To 10.7 Percent

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.

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Google Launches Keep My Opt-Outs Chrome Extension

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. 

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Rumor: Chrome Chief To Stick With Google Despite Twitter Bid

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.

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Google Drops Support of Popular Video Codec from Chrome [Update]

Update: Google has a new post up talking about the move more, and answering some frequently asked questions. 

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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.

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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.

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Google Raises $1 Million in Charity From Chrome Extension

Last week, Google launched a Chrome extension in which every tab users opened would contribute to charitable donations to The Nature Conservancy, charity: water, Un Techo para mi País, Doctors Without Borders, and Room to Read for planting trees, providing clean water, building sh

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Chrome Beta Gets Google Instant, WebGL 3D Tech (And More)

Google recently held a Chrome event in which it showed off some new things they are doing with their popular web browser (not to mention the opening of the Chrome Web Store and the introduction of Chrome OS). 

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Will Google’s Chrome OS Succeed?

The biggest news in tech and business that wasn’t related to Wikileaks this week, was probably the unveiling of Google’s new operating system – Chrome OS.

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Google Instant Goes Mobile Globally

Google announced today that Google Instant for mobile is now available globally – in 28 languages and in 40 countries. You have to have an Android 2.2+ or iOS4 device to use it though. 

If you have one of these devices, you can simply go to in your mobile browser, and it tap on the Google Instant link beneath the search box to enable it. This is somewhat interesting considering when Google Instant was first launched, you had to disable it if you didn’t want it, rather than enable it if you did want it. 

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Amazon Set To Expand Kindle For The Web has expanded its  Kindle for the Web to allow anyone with access to a browser to buy and read Kindle books.

 Retailers, authors, bloggers and website owners will be able to offer Kindle books from their own sites and earn referral fees through the Amazon Associates Program for sales made through their site. Amazon said its expanded Kindle for the Web will be available in the coming months.

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Google’s Chrome Web Store Rolls Out Today

Google announced the opening of the long-awaited Chrome Web Store today. The store was first announced at Google I/O earlier this year.

A developer preview was made available in August, so developers could upload apps and experiment with packaging, installing, and integrating payments into them. Now the rest of us get to see the fruits of this project.

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Google Instant Coming to Chrome

At a special event for Chrome today, Google announced that its browser is up to 120 million users, representing 300% growth since January of this year. 

Chrome Experiences 300% Growth This Year

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Stable Chrome 8 Debuts

Chrome users who appreciate having the latest and greatest things (and doesn’t that describe every Chrome user?) will be pleased to know that version 8 of Google’s Web browser has debuted in stable form.  Version 8.0.552.215 was announced earlier this afternoon, to be exact.

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Chrome Gains Still More Ground In November

Preparations for Turkey Day and the retail madness that followed apparently didn’t prevent a lot of folks from experimenting with new browsers.  The latest stats from Net Applications are out, and in terms of market share, Chrome scored another significant win in November.

Indeed, Chrome was almost the only browser to make progress last month, edging upwards from 8.50 percent to 9.27 percent.  Safari’s market share increased a little, too – from 5.36 percent to 5.57 percent – but otherwise, every competitor lost ground.

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Chrome Tops New List Of Vulnerable Applications

Generally speaking, Google does well when it comes to lists.  It’s often labeled a favorite employer, most trusted brand, or dominant competitor.  Unfortunately for the company, Chrome earned the number one spot on a list titled "Top Vulnerable Applications – 2010" today.

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Google Offers Free Inflight Wi-Fi For The Holidays

The Google Chrome browser team said today it has partnered with AirTran, Delta and Virgin America, to provide free Gogo Inflight Internet to travelers during the holiday season.

People flying on AirTran, Delta or Virgin America between November 20, 2010 and January 2, 2011 will have free Wi-Fi on any of their domestic flights.

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Google Adds PDF Viewer To Chrome Beta Channel

Four and a half months ago, Google indicated that it was developing an "integrated PDF viewing experience" for Chrome.  Now it’s arrived – sort of.  An integrated PDF viewer has at least been introduced to the beta channel.

The beta channel represents a step forward versus the developer channel, anyway.  Plus, although there are presumably some quirks left to iron out, it sounds like Google’s done a nice job of designing the viewer.

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Chrome Sees Market Share Gain In October

The latest browser-related stats from Net Applications are out, and October represented more of a trick than a treat for Internet Explorer and Firefox.  But in terms of market share, Safari gained a tiny bit of ground, and Chrome definitely came ahead.

On a month-over-month basis, Net Applications believes Chrome’s market share increased from 7.98 percent to 8.47 percent.  And pitted purely against itself, that gain represents an improvement of 6.14 percent, which is quite good for that short a period.

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Chrome Gets a New Stable Version (No Instant Yet)

Google, in keeping with its strategy of releasing a new stable version of its Chrome browser every six weeks, has released a new one today. 

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Chrome Tops Firefox Among Techmeme Users

On the site that describes itself as "Tech Web, Page A1," a tipping point in the browser wars has been reached.  New stats indicate that Techmeme visitors have come to prefer Chrome over Firefox by a small but significant margin.

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Chrome Triples Market Share Year-Over-Year

Anyone who wagered Chrome wouldn’t succeed should, regardless of the exact terms of the bet, probably go ahead and pay up.  New stats show that, in the past twelve months, Google’s Web browser has carved out a sizable market share and indeed seems to be catching up to Firefox.

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Google Instant from the Browser

Upon the announcement of Google Instant, the company said that they would be rolling out the feature to mobile and browsers (search boxes and Chrome Omnibox) in the next few months. We asked Google how it would work with the browser, and they told us, "It’s premature for us to get into details about future implementations."

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Google Pairs Chrome Web Store With Checkout

It looks like Google is either going to hobble the Chrome Web Store or (more likely) help Google Checkout.  The company’s announced that developers who intend to use Chrome Web Store Payments to charge for apps must have Checkout accounts.

That’s a big step, considering the degree to which Google Checkout has failed to catch on.  By pairing it with the Chrome Web Store, Google’s shown that it’s not ready to just cede the market to PayPal.

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Google Instant in the Browser Means Google Results ALL the Time

When Google launched Google Instant last week, the company said it would come to mobile and the browser (search boxes and the Chrome Omni box) within the next few months. WebProNews asked Google about how the feature would translate to the browser.

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Google Adds Analytics Support to Chrome Extensions

If you have a Google Chrome extension, this news might interest you greatly. Google announced today that it has added support for Google Analytics to the Chrome Extension Gallery

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Chrome Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with New Stable Version

Google announced today that it is releasing a new stable version of Chrome, which the company says is even faster and more streamlined. In fact, Google claims it is three times faster on JavaScript performance than it was two year ago, when Chrome was first launched (it’s the two-year anniversary, by the way).

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Google Pushes Chrome With Arcade Fire Experiment

Music lovers and sentimental types who have been hesitant to try out Chrome now have a somewhat compelling reason to do so.  Google, Arcade Fire, and director Chris Milk have teamed up to create an experience that combines one of the band’s new songs with images of the viewer’s childhood home and bits of video.

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Google Launches Chrome Web Store Developer Preview

In May at Google I/O, Google revealed the Chrome Web Store, a gallery for web apps. Earlier this week, the company demonstrated it again, focusing on HTML5 games.

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Google Shows off Games in Chrome Web Store

We’ve known Google has been taking a new liking to social games lately, as evidenced by recent acquisitions. It was unclear, however, just what Google’s plan was in this space. While we still probably don’t have the whole picture, the company did show off one aspect of its plans at GDC Europe, this week.

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Grooveshark for iPhone, TweetDeck for Android, Social Search Tools

Grooveshark has reportedly now become available in Apple’s App store after a long struggle to get it there. This is an app that lets you search for songs, and stream them on demand . Unsurprisingly, it faces legal battles, but it has already settled some. The app has been available on Android.

TweetDeck announced today that TweetDeck on Android (beta) is now officially available.

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