Google to buy search engine Aardvark

🙂(Mashable) — We’ve just confirmed with Google that the company has signed an agreement to acquire social search engine Aardvark.Google isn’t disclosing the terms, but news of the acquisition was first reported by TechCrunch, who put the figure at around $50 million. Google told us that it’s “signed an agreement to acquire Aardvark but don’t have…

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February 11, 2010 | by

Google Chrome Stable Channel Update

The Google Chrome stable channel has been updated to 4.0.249.89 for Windows. Security Fixes and rewards:Please see the Chromium security page for more detail. Note that the referenced bugs may be kept private until a majority of our users are up to date with the fix. Congratulations to Timothy D. Morgan on receiving a Chromium Security Reward for bug 32718. Note…

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February 11, 2010 | by

Google shows off Chrome OS tablet ideas

(CNET) — Who could resist the months of hype that paved the way for Apple’s iPad debut last week? Apparently not Google, which has shown its interest in tablet computing with its browser-based Chrome OS.On Monday, Glen Murphy, a user interface designer for Google’s Chrome browser and the Chrome operating system based on it, pointed…

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February 4, 2010 | by

Protecting Privacy by Design

Last week I revealed troubling transmissions by the Google Toolbar: Even when a user specifically “disable[s]” the Google Toolbar, and even when the Toolbar disappears from view, the Toolbar continues tracking users online behavior—including specific web pages visited and specific searches run on other search engines. To Google’s credit, after I posted my article Google…

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February 2, 2010 | by

Google Media Player under development

Google has confirmed that it’s future operating system Chrome OS will have an integrated media player that will offer  basic codec support , so that users can directly play audio or video files from Gmail or from USB drives or other media devices. In an interview with Ars Technica, Matthew Papakipos, the lead engineering director…

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January 27, 2010 | by

Google Chrome 4 – now with Extensions, Take Care!!!

With the latest release of their browser, v.4.0, Google has published a long expected feature: Browser Extensions. Now Chrome features what other browsers like Firefox, IE, Opera and so on offer for a long time already. But, being able to compete with the others better doesn’t mean that they have solved all problems. Actually, their…

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January 27, 2010 | by

Google Chrome Stable Channel Update

The stable channel has been updated to 4.0.249.78 for Windows, and includes the following features and security fixes (since 3.0): Extensions Bookmark sync Enhanced developer tools HTML5: Notifications, Web Database, Local Storage, WebSockets, Ruby support v8 performance improvements Skia performance improvements Full ACID3 pass, due to re-enabled remote font support (with added defense against bugs…

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