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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 appears to be something Google is experimenting with too, thanks to an “enable pinch scale” option in the Chrome Canary …

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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 that appear when the user types into the omnibox. This applies to those using Chrome beta on Windows, Mac or …

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Google Now Cards Feature Spotted In Chrome

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 of Google Now coming to Chrome since last year, and now CNET has found notifications in the developer version of …

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Google Kills Chrome Frame, Its IE Chrome-ifying Tool

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 to be modern enough now so that there is no longer a need for Chrome Frame. In a post on …

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Apple Adds Yandex As Safari Search Choice In Some Countries

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 that Siri has some new features, and among them are Bing web search results, not to mention Twitter search and …

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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, faster page reloading, and some stability/security improvements and bug fixes. “Say what you want and get results back without typing,” …

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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 it to roll the ball. With one phone, you can have up to three players. You don’t have to have …

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

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 payments for Chrome Packaged Apps thanks to the newly embed Chrome Wallet App also available in the Chrome WebStore at …

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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 easier to refine the query and to view more results. “To make browsing the mobile web even easier, web pages …

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Google’s New Conversational Voice Search Is Here (Kind Of)

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 in the future, a Google spokesperson only offered, “Conversational search has started rolling out on Google.com in the latest version …

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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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Google Penalizes Mozilla For Web Spam [Updated]

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 that provides the Firefox browser. This doesn’t appear to be an accident like what recently happened with Digg. This was …

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