Category: Google

Build the Google Chrome Icon

By | June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

Google Inc. is asking everyone to submit creative, 15-60 second videos in which participants should build a Chrome icon in any way possible.

Entries should be submitted in the following page until July 22, 2009.

Google.com to Work on Opera (Soon)

By | June 8, 2009 | 8 Comments

Few Opera 9.6.x users reported a nasty bug in Google.com. If search suggestion feature is enabled, apparently, “enter” button no longer works. The good news is however that a) you can turn this feature off and b) the fix is on its way.

How to Increase Your Site Performance (Speed It Up)

By | June 5, 2009 | 3 Comments

This is some awesome stuff for web developers/site owners. Google today has released a Firefox add-on (requires Firebug) which analyzes your site and gives you ideas on how to optimize it for the fastest browsing experience possible and save some bandwidth.

How to Increase Your Site Performance (Speed It Up)

Getting started

Download Page Speed.
Run Page Speed against your web pages.
Read about the Page Speed performance best practices.

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Bing HiJacks IE6 Users Toolbar (Updated)

By | June 2, 2009 | 1 Comment

Bing HiJacks IE6 ToolbarSearch Engine Journal informs about the IE6 users anomalies since the launch of Microsoft’s new search engine: Bing.

Few of them already reported weird issue: even though their default search provider was set to Google, after the launch of Bing, it hijacked the search feature in the toolbar and became new default search engine.

To make things worse, it’s not possible to change it back to Google.

There are no official statements yet, from Google or Microsoft. Continue Reading

Microsoft’s Last Minute Submission (IE Case)

By | May 9, 2009 | 1 Comment

Microsoft's Last Minute Submission (IE Case)Yahoo Tech Writes:

Microsoft says EU regulators will hand Google more dominance of the Internet search business if they go ahead with planned regulations on Microsoft’s Windows operating system, the Financial Times reported.

The FT said on Saturday that the move by Microsoft was contained in a confidential last-minute submission to the European Commission aimed at heading off antitrust action. Continue Reading

11 Google Chrome Advertising Videos

By | May 6, 2009 | 1 Comment

Google has recently created quite a few videos to promote its Chrome web browser.

While there are more than 40 of them total (in YouTube Chrome Channel), here is a list of 11 featured ones for you to check.

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Google Becomes Default Firefox Location Provider

By | April 30, 2009 | 3 Comments

Google Becomes Firefox Default Location ProviderGoogle Code Blog today announced that Google’s Location Service became a default location provider in Firefox 3.5 Beta 4.

As the post says: “This means that developers can, with users’ permission, gain access to their approximate location without requiring any additional plug-ins or setting configurations.”

Toward an Open Web Standard for 3D Graphics

By | April 22, 2009 | 1 Comment

Toward an open web standard for 3D graphicsGoogle Code Blog writes:

Most content on the web today is in 2D, but a lot of information is more fun and useful in 3D. Projects like Google Earth and SketchUp demonstrate our passion and commitment to enabling users to create and interact with 3D content. We’d like to see the web offering the same type of 3D experiences that can be found on the desktop. That’s why, a few weeks ago, we announced our plans to contribute our technology and web development expertise to the discussions about 3D for the web within Khronos and the broader developer community.

O3D Beach Demo Continue Reading

World vs. Microsoft

By | April 16, 2009 | 23 Comments

ComputerWeekly reports that European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS) group has joined EU and MS case (as complainant).

ECIS group includes large and small companies, such as:
Adobe Systems, Corel Corporation, IBM, Linspire, Nokia, Opera Software, Oracle Corporation, RealNetworks, Red Hat, and Sun Microsystems

Still no sign of Apple which is developing Safari web browser.

As previously reported, other participants are Google and Mozilla.

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To Web Developers: How to Get Rid of IE6

By | March 23, 2009 | 2 Comments

How to get rid of IE6Although a new version of Internet Explorer has been launched few days ago, many people are still unaware of it and keep using IE6. As a result, web developers are forced to use specific (IE only) stylesheets and hacks.

Staringispolite, a twitter user has created a Google code project called sevenup. Its code (1KB only) displays an informative message to IE6 users asking them to upgrade.

The following movement was originally started by Google and Norway, and as staringispolite said: My general hatred for that browser we all know so, so well”.

Via DownloadSquad.com and project page