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  • 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

  • Looks Like Google Is Working On A UDP Replacement Called QUIC

    Looks Like Google Is Working On A UDP Replacement Called QUIC

    Francois Beaufort had a very good day yesterday. Not only did the leaked video of the Chromebook Pixel he discovered earlier this month turn out to be real, he also noticed that Google started work on a new web protocol in Chrome called QUIC. This protocol, it seems, aims to update the User Datagram Protocol (UDP), a core part of the Internet protocol suite that also includes TCP, for… Read More

  • Opera Confirms “Gradual” Shift To WebKit — Starting With Smartphones — As It Clocks Up 300M Users

    Opera Confirms “Gradual” Shift To WebKit — Starting With Smartphones — As It Clocks Up 300M Users

    Browser maker Opera plans to move to using the WebKit engine, as well as Chromium, for “most” upcoming versions of browsers for smartphones and computers. Its first WebKit product is likely to be a browser for Android — due to be previewed at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Barcelona later this month — with desktop and other products following. Read More

  • Chrome, Chrome OS Updated With First "Elite" Bug Squashed

    As part of their effort to speed up release cycles, Google no longer likes to acknowledge in a big way when they update Chrome. They’re simply doing it too often for it to mean much. But today they’ve taken a bit of time to acknowledge an update to both Chrome and Chrome OS, in part because they were able to quash a big bug. Specifically, Chrome and Chrome OS were updated to… Read More

  • With Chrome, Google Is Moving Towards Deeper Location Integration

    With Chrome, Google Is Moving Towards Deeper Location Integration

    It should be pretty clear by now that Google is taking location very seriously. The original launch of Latitude in early 2009 was just a first step. Now they have robust APIs, Google Places, and key executive Marissa Mayer is now in charge of these and various related projects. And earlier today they finally rolled out a Latitude iPhone app. But if a fairly small tweak to Chrome is any… Read More

  • RockMelt Rolls Out Its First Big Update: Chromium 7, More Social, Better Gmail

    RockMelt Rolls Out Its First Big Update: Chromium 7, More Social, Better Gmail

    You remember RockMelt, right? After the social browser launched two weeks ago, talk about it exploded — then seemed to die down just as quickly. But today brings an update that may get people interested again. The service has just rolled out their first big update to their browser. Version 0.8.36.74 (sexy name) contains a number of bug fixes and stability improvements. It also updates… Read More

  • RockMelt: A Browser Built For Sharing (First Hands On And 500 Exclusive Invites)

    RockMelt: A Browser Built For Sharing (First Hands On And 500 Exclusive Invites)


    If you are going to create a new browser from scratch and go up against the Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Apple, you might as well make it really different. Rockmelt, a company backed by Netscape founder Marc Andreessen which has been under wraps until today, is trying to build a new browsing experience from the ground up. Are they crazy? “The big thing,” says Andreessen… Read More

  • Google Instant Hits Mac Chromium, Exits Labs On Windows — Full Chrome Feature Soon

    Google Instant Hits Mac Chromium, Exits Labs On Windows — Full Chrome Feature Soon

    A month ago, when Google unveiled Instant, their new search-as-you-type feature, I thought it sounded great except for one little thing: I don’t use google.com that often to search anymore. That doesn’t mean I don’t use Google — I do — I just use it in Chrome’s Omnibox (the URL/Search box that’s baked into the browser). And I’m hardly alone there. Read More

  • Are We To Blame For Bloatware? The Infatuation With "More"

    Are We To Blame For Bloatware? The Infatuation With "More"

    Few things piss me off more these days than the carriers taking advantage of Google’s openness to load up Android phones with crapware and their own proprietary garbage. But you know, a big part of the problem is us. When Google CEO Eric Schmidt was on stage during our TechCrunch Disrupt conference this past week, he spoke briefly about Google’s thinking with regard to this issue… Read More

  • Google Adds Instant To Chrome Labs In Chromium (Windows Only, For Now)

    Google Instant is great — but I rarely use it. Why? Because I simply don’t go to google.com that often. That’s not to say I don’t search Google a lot — I do — I just use the Omnibox in Chrome for almost all of my searches. When Google launched Instant, they noted that it would be added to browser for people like me “in the next few months“. Read More

  • Google Instant Coming Natively To Browsers "In The Next Few Months"

    Google Instant Coming Natively To Browsers "In The Next Few Months"

    Today at the Google Search event in San Francisco, the search giant unveiled Instant, a huge new feature that allows users to search in real time (without hitting the search button). It looks to be an awesome product that will save users a lot of aggregate time. But that’s on Google.com. I rarely use Google.com anymore. I want it in the Chrome Omnibox. That’s coming soon… Read More