Category: Google

Say Goodbye To Flash, YouTube Switches To HTML5

By | January 29, 2015 | 3 Comments

Say Goodbye To Flash, YouTube Switches To HTML5Another nail to the coffin.

For many, Facebook and YouTube are two of the biggest reasons why Flash is still a necessity (unless you use Chrome, which has it installed already).

Now, it looks like the social network will be the only one left as Google has finally made a much needed decision: ditch Flash. Yes, it means that from now on, YouTube will default to HTML5 player instead.
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Following Mozilla’s Deal, Yahoo! Triples Its Market Share

By | January 16, 2015 | 3 Comments


If you are wondering how exactly the new search engine deal (where Yahoo! replaced Google as a default search engine in Firefox) has affected the trends in the industry, just take a look at the new data from Net Applications.

According to the new stats, Yahoo! has managed to [almost] triple its market share, up from 3.52% to 9.31% (5.79 points increase).
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Acer Announces The 15 Inch Chromebook

By | January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Acer Announces The 15 Inch ChromebookThe biggest Chromebook yet.

It looks like manufacturers do do enjoy the Chrome OS laptop sales as there’s now more variety than ever and latest addition from Acer just confirms that as they announced the first 15 inch version Chromeboom.
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Chromecast Becomes The #2 Streaming Device In US

By | December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chromecast Becomes The #2 Streaming Device In USBy market share.

Despite the fact that it was launched less than 1 and a half year ago, It looks like Google’s Chromecast has made quite an impact in the market share, for the US at least.
According to the latest data, it has overtook Apple TV to become the #2 streaming device in the US and now holds a total of 20% market share vs. Apple’s 17%.
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Get 1TB Of Storage With Every Chromebook Purchase

By | November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Get 1TB Of Storage With Every Chromebook Purchase$240 in value.

It’s that time of the year again when companies push all kinds of crazy and convenient deals into the wild.

The latest one comes from Google, where the search giant is now offering a 1TB storage for two years with every Chromebook purchase, even if it costs as low as $199.

If the following deal got your attention, hurry up as it will only last till January 1st, 2015.
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Mozilla Ditches Google For Yahoo!

By | November 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

Mozilla Ditches Google For Yahoo!Meet its new sugar daddy.

After 10 years of partnership (and ~$300 million / year) it looks like Mozilla and Google have decided to part ways.

In a new deal announced yesterday, the open source organization has announced a 5 year search deal where Yahoo! will be the default search provider for Firefox (and yes, you can always switch it back to Google).
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Mozilla Does Not Like Android & IOS

By | November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Does Not Like Android & IOSBlackBerry and Windows Phone get no “love” at all.

Following the 10th birthday and search deal negotiations with Google, Mozilla is using the momentum to blast Google and Apple mobile operating systems for their lack of openness.

According to Mozilla’s chief technology officer, Andreas Gal, both dominant OS’es lack transparency as users are not informed on what happens with their data.
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Mozilla’s Cash Cow Contract Coming To An End

By | November 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

Mozilla's Cash Cow Contract Coming To An EndSugar daddy contracts.

Back in 2011, Google and Mozilla extended their partnership (where Firefox will set Google as a default search engine) and now it looks like the agreement is nearing the expiration date.

The good news? Both sides are already talking and the money should continue flowing (unless something terrible happens).
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Google Discovers Another SSL Exploit

By | October 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Google Discovers Another SSL ExploitBack in April, everyone was talking about “that Heartbleed thing”, now, it looks like the search giant has found a new exploit in the now 18 year’s old SSL 3.0 protocol, which is still supported in a lot of web browser and can also be used as a fallback in case newer protocols fail to connect.

How to fix it? Well, the server administrators could disable SSL 3.0 completely but that’s unlikely to happen anytime soon. As far as other solutions go, Google says that it can’t be fixed and there are no reasonable workarounds.

On a slightly positive note, it was discovered (and not fully revealed) by Google so no one knows how widespread it exactly is. So here you have it folks, an exploit that can’t be fixed.
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Chromebooks Receive A $199 Windows Competitor

By | September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chromebooks Receive A $199 Windows CompetitorIt looks like Google won’t be eating the very low end market share lunch all by itself as Microsoft & HP have announced two new Windows models that aim to compete with the Chrome OS.

First is the HP’s Stream laptop, which comes with an 11.6 inch screen, HD display, a fanless design, Office 365 and the 32GB of storage, all for $199 while the HP Stream 13 (an 13.3 inch version) will cost you $229. There is also another, 14 inch version, which is coming later.
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