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  • 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

  • Chromium Adds Web Store Placeholder, Labs, And An Awesome Expose-Like Feature

    Chromium Adds Web Store Placeholder, Labs, And An Awesome Expose-Like Feature

    Those of you stuck using boring old stable builds of Google’s Chrome web browser are missing out. Chromium (the open source browser that Chrome is based on) is where it’s at. Sure, it may not be as stable as Chrome, but it has some cool new things that Google is working on. For example, the latest builds of Chromium (already into version 7) include the new “Apps” area… Read More

  • Chromium Hits Version 7 As The Chrome Train Keeps Speeding Along

    It looks like Google wasn’t lying when they said they planned to more rapidly iterate their Chrome web browser. Today brought the initial release of version 7 of Chromium, the open source browser that Chrome is based on. If all goes as planned, this latest iteration should begin to trickle into the Chrome stream in just a few weeks. It wasn’t even a week ago that version 6 of… Read More

  • Flock Switches From Mozilla To Chromium For New Browser, But Is That Enough?

    Flock, the social Web browser company, has released a new and completely different version of its desktop browser client after nearly a year of silence. The news comes about a week after Apple released Safari 5 and around the same time Opera launched a beta version of its upcoming Opera 10.60 browser. In a perhaps surprising twist, Flock is moving away from Mozilla technology after 6 years… Read More

  • The New Browser Wars: Will Ubuntu drop Firefox for Google Chrome?

    Potentially big news in the world of open source software, friends. Apparently Ubuntu, the most popular Linux distribution, is considering dropping Firefox for Chrome. Well, maybe for Chrome, or maybe for Chromium, the open source project that Chrome is based upon. Therein lies the rub, I do believe. What’s going on is that Ubergizmo, a fine site, hears that Canonical (the company… Read More