Category: Google

EU: Windows RT Restrictions Are Fine

By | October 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

EU: Windows RT Restrictions Are FineMozilla responds.

Well, here is an interesting piece of news for you today, earlier this year, Mozilla has complained about the possible restrictions for web browsers running on the Windows RT, which wasn’t left unnoticed by the EU itself.

Now, according to a new report, European Union regulators gave Microsoft a green light and will not continue the investigation.
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Google Launches The New Chromebook

By | October 18, 2012 | 2 Comments

Google Launches The New ChromebookCosts only $249.

Prior the third quarter earnings announcement, $2.18 billion in profit vs. $2.73 billion a year ago, the search giant has revealed a new, ARM based Chromebook by Samsung.

According to a specs sheet, the following models has a dual-core A15-based Samsung Exynos 5 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 display and 16GB of the built in storage. As far as other measurements go, it weighs 2.5 pounds and has a slim, 0.8 inch profile.
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Opera Software Renews Its Search Contract With Google

By | August 22, 2012 | 4 Comments

Opera Software Renews Its Search Contract With GoogleAfter a couple of months of negotiations, it looks like both companies have finally agreed to the terms and have since signed the search partner agreement.

As a part of the contract, Google will be a default search provider for both Opera’s desktop and mobile web browsers.

Thankfully, the contract will expire in less than two years rather than months, on 01.08.2014.

Microsoft Proposes Different WebRTC Standard

By | August 7, 2012 | 3 Comments

Microsoft Proposes Different WebRTC StandardWants more flexibility, a support for legacy devices.

Even though Google has proposed their own version of the WebRTC standard, it looks like the software giant has different ideas for the real time communication and they call it “Customizable, Ubiquitous Real Time Communication over the Web” or CU-RTC-Web.

So how exactly does it differ?
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Chrome Experiments Goes Mobile

By | July 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

Chrome Experiments, a site that flourishes creative coding, has launched a new version made specifically for the handheld devices.

Just like in the desktop version, various demos showcase the latest and greatest capabilities of the Google Chrome web browser, thanks to the cutting-edge web technologies such as: Canvas, CSS3 and JavaScript.

Visit Chrome Experiments Mobile

Google To Pay $22.5 Million For Users Tracking

By | July 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

Google To Pay $22.5 Million For Users TrackingAs reported earlier, Google has bypassed the cookie settings in both Apple’s Safari and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browsers. Thankfully, it wasn’t left unnoticed by the Federal Trade Commission.

Now, according to the WSJ, Google is close to a settlement, which would require them to pay a total of $22.5 million to the FTC.
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SPDY vs. HTTP Benchmarks

By | July 9, 2012 | 8 Comments

SPDY vs. HTTP BenchmarksIs it really that much better?

As more and more web browsers support SPDY, the experimental network protocol, which was developed by Google, we have decided to find out, how much better is it when compared to the good old HTTP.

Thankfully, we have found a neat presentation made by Will Chan and Roberto Peon and to be fair, results surprised us, in a good way, of course.

SPDY vs. HTTP
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Google’s Blogger Ditches Opera Support

By | July 7, 2012 | 11 Comments

Google's Blogger Ditches Opera Support

Just when Facebook decided to replace Google Chrome and recommend Opera instead, it looks like Blogger did the opposite.

As first noticed by Bob Leggitt on June 27th, not only have they ditched the support for Opera but will also keep you asking to download Google Chrome over and over again. Ed Bott, one of the ZDNet editors has summed it up like this, “This is how monopolies work. If you use Opera to create or edit posts on Google’s Blogger network, you’ll see a nagging message. And you’ll keep seeing those nags until you switch to Chrome.”

[Thanks, Hiram]

Google Chrome Has 310 Million Users, Doubles The Growth

By | June 29, 2012 | 11 Comments

Google Chrome Has 310 Million Users, Doubles The GrowthOther browsers hide in shame.

As the Google I/O conference continues, the search giant has revealed some interesting stats regarding its Google Chrome web browser.

As it turns out, it now has:

- 310 million active users as they grew almost 100% over last year
- Google Chrome processes over 1 TB of data every day
- Users type 60 billion words daily
- … and lastly, thanks to its superior rendering engine, it saved a total of 13 years of time
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Another Proof That Opera Is For Sale

By | May 31, 2012 | 19 Comments

Another Proof That Opera Is For SaleWhen it comes to the search engine agreements, web browser makers tend to extend their partnerships for at least a year or two. For instance, back in 2011, Opera Software has renewed their deal with Google for another year while Mozilla has recently signed a 3 year old contract.

Why are we telling you all this? Well, we have just received a letter from Opera’s Investor Relations group and it’s quite an interesting one.
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