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Topic: Chrome

W3C publishes 'extremely silly' HTML5 test results suggesting win for Internet Explorer 9

11/03/2010, 12:11 am

A preview version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 browser engine passed more elements of a web standards test than a random selection of other browsers in the Worldwide Web Consortium's "vastly incomplete" HTML5 test suite, creating a news story that W3C members decried as "incorrect information" based on a "rather buggy test results page."


Google founders wanted to hire Steve Jobs as company's first CEO

10/29/2010, 08:10 pm

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin considered hiring Apple CEO Steve Jobs as the company's first CEO, according to a new documentary.


HP's webOS 2.0 to take on iPhone 4, iPad later this year

07/23/2010, 03:07 pm

After making comments to the contrary this summer, Hewlett-Packard is now positioning its acquired Palm webOS as a competitor to Android and iPhone 4, as well as Apple's iPad, relegating its Windows 7 Slate PC offerings to a business tablet niche.


Apple's WebKit2 will add Google Chrome-like split processes to Safari

04/08/2010, 09:04 pm

A new framework for the WebKit open source Web browser layout engine was revealed Thursday, bringing with it a built-in "split process model" that will keep Web content such as JavaScript, HTML and layout in a separate process in browsers such as Apple's Safari and Mobile Safari.


Flash, HTML5 comparison finds neither has performance advantage

03/10/2010, 03:03 pm

A comparison of streaming video via the Adobe Flash and HTML5 formats with numerous different browsers on both Mac and Windows produced wildly different results based on the operating system and browser, making neither a clear winner.


Google fights Flash, adds HTML5 support for YouTube videos in Safari

01/21/2010, 07:01 pm

Google this week added support for HTML5 playback of videos in its own Chrome browser as well as Safari from Apple. The new feature allows users to watch video without the longstanding Internet standard: Adobe Flash.


Chrome edges out Safari, iPhone OS continues growth in December - report

01/01/2010, 06:01 pm

Apple ends the year with solid iPhone OS growth, a slowing - but stable Mac OS X market share, and its Safari web browser being edged out by Google's Chrome.


Beyond 'Nexus One,' Google rumored to create netbook hardware

12/17/2009, 11:12 am

As reports continue to state Google will sell a custom built phone very soon, a new rumor suggests the search company will also release its own branded netbook PC when Chrome OS debuts in late 2010.


Browser ballot leads EU to drop Microsoft antitrust case

12/16/2009, 08:12 am

Microsoft's Windows browser ballot proved to be enough for the European Union to drop its antitrust case against the Redmond, Wash., software giant.


Mobile phone sales down in 2009, Chrome barely edges Safari

12/15/2009, 03:12 pm

Overall mobile phone sales are predicted to be down from 2008; the Android Market now has 20,000 applications; and the recent release of Google Chrome beta helped give the browser a slight lead over Safari in market share.


Safari retains speed crown over newcomer Chrome in OS X

12/09/2009, 09:12 pm

While besting Firefox by nearly 50 percent, Google's newly released Chrome browser was 12 percent slower than Apple's Safari in benchmark tests.


Google Chrome for Mac Web browser reaches beta release

12/08/2009, 12:12 pm

General users can now download the public beta of Google Chrome for Mac, as the Web browser software was finally made available Tuesday.


Google outlines Chrome OS plans for netbooks

11/19/2009, 03:11 pm

Google hosted a technical introduction to its new Chrome OS today, which it expects to officially launch on new netbooks by the end of 2010.


Kindle software coming to Mac; Google Chrome hits milestone

10/23/2009, 04:10 pm

Amazon Kindle customers will have the ability to read their content on the Mac when the official application is launched in the future; and Google Chrome inches closer to release with its developer preview.


Google sneaks WebKit HTML 5 support into Internet Explorer

09/24/2009, 02:09 pm

Rather than waiting for Microsoft to implement HTML 5, Google has released a plugin for Internet Explorer 8 that injects its own WebKit rendering engine, resulting in a ten fold performance boost for JavaScript.