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Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Steps Down Amid Controversy

Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Steps Down Amid Controversy

By Chris Crum April 3, 2014

Brendan Eich has stepped down as Mozilla’s CEO following controversy about his support of California anti-gay marriage law Proposition 8 in 2008, which recently came to light. Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker announced the news on the Mozilla blog after a …

Chrome Omnibox Suggestions Get Recency Tweak Chrome Omnibox Suggestions Get Recency Tweak

Google announced a few updates to Chrome, including what the company is calling “smarter” omnibox suggestions. All Chrome users will start seeing omnibox suggestions that are based on the recency of sites they have visited. Google says this will resultin …

Yahoo Launches New Browser Toolbar Yahoo Launches New Browser Toolbar
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Yahoo announced today that it has launched a new version of the Yahoo Toolbar for web browsers. In addition to Firefox and Internet Explorer, for which Yahoo has offered a toolbar in the past, it is also now available for …

Google Tests New Touch Features In Chrome Google Tests New Touch Features In Chrome

Google’s Chrome Canary build, which is used for the testing of new features, now includes new touch features, such as slide-to-navigate and the ability to swipe left or right for back/forward while browsing the web. The Verge reports: Pinch-to-zoom also …

Chrome Omnibox Suggestions Get Recency Adjustment Chrome Omnibox Suggestions Get Recency Adjustment

Google announced some tweaks to Chrome’s beta channel today. The biggest change is to the omnibox, Google’s web address box, which doubles as a web search box. Google has made an adjustment to how recency plays into the search suggestions …

Google Now Cards Feature Spotted In Chrome Google Now Cards Feature Spotted In Chrome
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It was a little surprising that Google Now coming to Chrome wasn’t one of the Chrome announcements Google made at Google I/O last month, but just because it hasn’t been announced doesn’t mean it’s far off. There have been rumors …

Google Kills Chrome Frame, Its IE Chrome-Ifying Tool Google Kills Chrome Frame, Its IE Chrome-Ifying Tool
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Google announced today that it is retiring Chrome Frame, its way of “chrome-ifying Internet Explorer”. It was a way to let developers get around the not-modern-enough IE of 2009. The plug-in left beta in 2011. Apparently Google considers Microsoft’s browser …

Apple Adds Yandex As Search Choice In Some Countries Apple Adds Yandex As Search Choice In Some Countries
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Apple is giving its users more search choices with its upcoming operating system releases – iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks. Both were unveiled at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. In the iOS 7 demo, it was revealed …

Google Updates Chrome For iOS To 27 Google Updates Chrome For iOS To 27

A couple weeks ago, Google updated Chrome for Android with some new features, and indicated that an iOS update would be on the way. Today, Google launched that update. Chrome 27 for iPhone and iPad comes with improved voice search, …

Google Launches 'Roll It' Skee Ball Game For Chrome Google Launches 'Roll It' Skee Ball Game For Chrome

Google has introduced a new Chrome Experiment called Roll It. It’s essentially a skee ball game that you can control with your phone as you play on your computer. To play, you touch your phone’s screen to aim, and swing …

Google Is Adding In-App Payments To Chrome Google Is Adding In-App Payments To Chrome

The latest Chrome build includes in-app payments for Chrome packaged apps in a move that brings Google Wallet integration right to the browser. Google’s Fran├žois Beaufort said in a Google+ post (via TheNextWeb): Chrome is about to support In app …

Google Updates Search On Chrome For Android Google Updates Search On Chrome For Android

Chrome didn’t just get a major update on the desktop. Google has also updated Chrome for Android with some new features. Users will now see search queries in the omnibox, as opposed to the long search URL. This makes it …

Google's New Voice Search Is Here (Kind Of) Google's New Voice Search Is Here (Kind Of)
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UPDATE: When asked about the “Okay, Google” feature, Google’s Matt Cutts tells us, “I think that will take a little while longer, but Chrome updates move along quickly.” Update 2: While we should be able to expect the “hotwording” functionality …

Chrome Now Has Over 750 Million Active Users Chrome Now Has Over 750 Million Active Users

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, …

Google Penalizes Mozilla For Web Spam Google Penalizes Mozilla For Web Spam
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Update: It turns out that Google only penalized a single page from Mozilla. Matt Cutts weighed in on the “penalty” in that same forum thread (hat tip: Search Engine Land). Google has penalized Mozilla.org, the nonprofit site of the organization …

Chrome Gets New Business Features Chrome Gets New Business Features

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 …

Spell Check Improvements Come To Chrome Stable 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 …