Forget the Detroit Auto Show. There are plenty of Chrome watchers in Mountain View, Calif.
With Google's debut of its open-source browser on Tuesday, an onslaught of reviews followed. And the results largely point to a speedy machine, but one not without its flaws.
Don Reisinger's blog on TechCrunch not only applauds the speed of the browser, but also its simplicity:
The first thing that will strike you about Chrome is its soft, yet elegant interface. Unlike other browsers, which sport clutter, Chrome doesn't do anything of the sort. Instead, it makes tabs the primary element of … Read more
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--Google's new Chrome browser is for PCs today, but company co-founder Sergey Brin expects the technology will make its way to Android, the company's mobile phone operating system and software suite.
Chrome and Android were developed largely separately, Brin said in an interview at the Chrome launch event Tuesday. "We have not wanted to bind one's hands to the other's," Brin said. But you can expect that to change now that both projects are public and nearing their first final releases.
"Probably a subsequent version of Android is going … Read more
Google is well known as a one-trick pony.
Almost all of the company's revenue comes from its search engine, which last quarter accounted for more than $5 billion. New initiatives, such as the Chrome browser, Google Gears, and Google Friend Connect, are focused on building a mostly open-source Internet operating system out of Google technology in order to funnel more user data and targeted advertising opportunities into the Googleplex financial engine.
It's easy to draw parallels to Microsoft, which gradually built the dominant 20th century operating system and applications platform. Bill Gates and company realized that attracting developers … Read more
On Wednesday, researchers announced a flaw in how the Google Chrome browser behaves with undefined handlers. An exploit provided as a demonstration crashes the new browser.
In an article on the Securiteam site, Rishi Narang from Evilfingers says a crash can occur without user interaction. If a user is provided a malicious link with an undefined handler followed by a special character, Chrome crashes.
In Google-speak, the browser displays a message "Whoa, Google Chrome has crashed. Restart now?"
Mozilla fought back on Wednesday with some performance results to show a forthcoming version of Firefox outpacing Google's new Web browser, Chrome.
"We're very much in the … Read more
What is Google thinking? For those who didn't catch Ina Fried's perceptive review of Google Chrome's terms of service Tuesday, ReadWriteWeb piles on Wednesday. In the terms of service, Google claims "a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services."
This may not be as dire as it sounds. It could be simply a way for Google to retain the right to post content that users expressly authorize it to publicly … Read more
The news today is all about Google's new Web browser, dubbed Chrome. We've got screenshots, an early review, and analysis of what the move means all compiled here.
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So who are the Mad Men now?
I am indebted to the very fine Nicholas Carlson at Valleywag for sprinkling a little reality on Google's attempt to woo ad agencies.
Google is currently sending many very bright young things into the highly neurotic agency world and attempting to charm those careworn advertising beasts with candy and T-shirts.
Why does this immediately remind me of the Scientologists who regularly try to stop me in the street to jolly me into a stress test?
Their demeanor has all the chirpiness of the manic-depressive checkout staff at the supermarket.
But just as … Read more
Even though Google has the stable builds edged out, we … Read more