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Topic: Chrome

Google "dismantled" Android hardware initiatives after buying Nest, claims disputed report

06/24/2014, 04:06 am

A report seeking to profile both Google's Sundar Pichai (who replaced Andy Rubin as head of Android) and Nest founder Tony Fadell claims that Pichai appointed Fadell to run Google's hardware. Fadell retorted that the story "is 100% wrong," but neither he nor Google have refuted any of the more titillating details about Pichai or the search giant presented in the article.

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Microsoft to reportedly cut Windows pricing by 70% as Apple, Google eat PC marketshare

02/21/2014, 10:02 pm

As the mobile device market -- led by device from Apple and Google -- continues to devour traditional PC marketshare, Microsoft is reportedly looking cheaper Windows licensing fees in a bid to stop the hemorrhaging.

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NPD: Chromebook sales outperform MacBooks in commercial sector as iPad loses ground

12/29/2013, 08:12 pm

According to a recent NPD report, Apple hardware took a hit in commercial sales during 2013 while Google's platforms rallied; the largest gainer being Chromebook, which outsold MacBooks five to one.

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Google reportedly working on Chrome apps toolkit for iOS ports

12/03/2013, 06:12 pm

As part of its initiative to bring based Chrome packaged desktop apps to mobile, Google is reportedly preparing a beta release of a toolkit that will help developers create native apps for mobile platforms like Apple's iOS.

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Nike+, Chrome, Pocket receive makeovers for Apple's just-released iOS 7

09/18/2013, 04:09 pm

The wave of iOS 7 redesigns continued apace Wednesday afternoon, as Pocket, Nike+, and Google's Chrome browser were all updated with tweaked interfaces in line with Apple's fresh new mobile operating system.

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Google under fire for Chrome browser's password storage policy

08/07/2013, 01:08 pm

Google is drawing criticism from security commentators and tech media observers for what is being called a flaw in its Chrome browser that allows anyone with access to a user's computer to see all of that user's passwords.

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Google appears ready to ditch Android over its intellectual property issues

07/29/2013, 02:07 am

The discovery that Google's new Chromecast web streaming device is based on Google TV code stripped of Android features provides additional evidence that Google is working to distance itself from the Android platform that the company developed under the management of Andy Rubin.

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Chromecast hacked: uses Google TV code, stripped of Android features

07/28/2013, 05:07 pm

Google described its new Chromecast HDMI web streaming device as running a slimmed down version of ChromeOS, but hackers have discovered it's really Google TV without the Android features.

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Google's Chromecast is a Roku alternative, not a cheaper Apple TV AirPlay option

07/26/2013, 05:07 am

While broadly compared to Apple TV, Google's new Chromecast product and the WebRTC protocol behind it aren't really comparable to Apple's AirPlay, the wireless video feature that is the main reason people are buying and using Apple TV.

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Chrome for iOS update adds support for opening links in other Google apps

07/17/2013, 02:07 pm

Google on Wednesday updated its Chrome browser for iPhone and iPad, giving users the ability to open links by default in the company's other native apps, such as Gmail, Google Maps, and YouTube.

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Google to activate voice search in Chrome iOS app

05/22/2013, 05:05 pm

In a post to its Chrome blog on Wednesday, Google announced plans to bring intuitive voice searches directly into the Chrome Web browser for iOS.

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Google's Chrome team developing app launcher for Mac

05/21/2013, 06:05 pm

Google is looking to bring a version of its Chrome OS app launcher to the Mac, possibly as an add-on to the Chrome browser, allowing users to access a slew of Web apps normally available only from within the

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Google looks to spark iOS browser war with OpenInChrome function

05/08/2013, 12:05 pm

Google looks to be attempting to grow its mini-ecosystem on Apple's iOS platform, as the search giant is now enticing developers to have their apps open web links in its Chrome browser.

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Code in Google's Chromium points to future Google Now support for OS X

05/07/2013, 07:05 pm

A newly reported issue with Google's open-source Chromium Web browser hints that preparations are being made to launch rich notifications for Apple's OS X, which could in turn be used to build out a Mac version of Google Now.

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WebKit releases new SunSpider 1.0 benchmark to chart the future of JavaScript performance

05/02/2013, 08:05 am

Apple's WebKit team has released a revamped new SunSpider 1.0 benchmark suite for profiling the performance of web browser JavaScript execution, replacing the 0.9 version initially released at the end of 2007.

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Google updates Chrome iOS app with wireless printing and fullscreen viewing, Search gets bug fixes

04/09/2013, 05:04 pm

Google on Tuesday released updated versions of Chrome and Google Search for iOS, bringing a new fullscreen view and the ability to print documents from the cloud to its Web browser, as well bug fixes for the dedicated search app.

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Google forks WebKit with new 'Blink' rendering engine for Chrome

04/03/2013, 07:04 pm

Google on Wednesday announced it will be forking the Apple-backed WebKit to create Blink, a rendering engine that will power the search giant's Chromium initiative, and consequently the Chrome Web browser, moving forward.

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Google admits its VP8/WebM codec infringes MPEG H.264 patents

03/07/2013, 06:03 pm

Almost three years after Google released its WebM video encoding technology as a "free" and open alternative to the existing H.264 backed by Apple and others, it has admitted its position was wrong and that it would pay to license the patents WebM infringes.

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Google updates Chrome & Maps for iOS, brings improved search and sharing

03/05/2013, 11:03 am

Google on Monday rolled out an update for the iOS version of Google Maps, adding contact searching and saved addresses. A separate update for its Chrome browser, gives iDevice users improved search functionality and browser navigation, as well as better sharing features.

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Apple, Google nearly tied as top contributors to WebKit as adoption expands

02/11/2013, 03:02 pm

Apple still contributes the greatest number of 'reviewed commits' enhancing its open source WebKit browser engine, but Google is nearly tied in contributions while an active and expanding community assist.

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