Blink

  • Google Has Already Removed 8.8M Lines Of WebKit Code From Blink

    Google Has Already Removed 8.8M Lines Of WebKit Code From Blink

    Google’s decision to fork WebKit and launch its own Blink rendering engine came as a surprise when the company made the announcement just over a month ago. Yesterday, at the Google I/O developer conference, the Blink team provided an update about the state of the engine. As Alex Komoroske, a product manager on Chrome’s Open Web Platform told the audience, the team has already… Read More

  • Blink, A New App For Ephemeral Text And Photo Messaging, Arrives On iPhone

    Blink, A New App For Ephemeral Text And Photo Messaging, Arrives On iPhone

    Blink, a new mobile application for ephemeral messaging, is debuting today on the Apple App Store allowing users to text, plus share photos, and soon videos, with other friends as well as with groups. The app represents a spin-off from the same technology which also powers social friend finder, Kismet. Though the company says it has no plans to shut down Kismet at this time, its current… Read More

  • Adobe Will Contribute To Google’s Blink Browser Engine, Believes It Will “Strengthen An Already Healthy Browser Competition”

    Adobe Will Contribute To Google’s Blink Browser Engine, Believes It Will “Strengthen An Already Healthy Browser Competition”

    Google’s announcement that it would fork WebKit to develop its own Blink browser engine was definitely a surprise and the repercussions of this move for the browser ecosystem as a whole are still unclear. Today, about two weeks after Google’s announcement, Vincent Hardy, Adobe’s director of engineering for the company’s Web Platform team, announced that, in addition… Read More

  • Blink, Servo And Rust: A Good Week For Browsers

    Blink, Servo And Rust: A Good Week For Browsers

    It’s sure been an interesting week for this of us who cover browsers. Last weekend, we heard that Internet Explorer 11 will probably support WebGL and SPDY. Then, on Tuesday I got an email from Mozilla, asking if I had time to get on the phone with Mozilla’s CTO Brendan Eich to talk about the organization’s next generation browser engine Servo and the Rust language it is… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Fork You

    Gillmor Gang: Fork You

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — spent a too-quick hour on Facebook Home, Twitter’s new deep linking Cards, and the jousting over Webkit. Individually, these developments represent interesting strategy for the major notification platforms of Google, Apple, Twitter, and Facebook. But taken together, we’re… Read More