Category: Google

Firefox To Ditch C++ In Favor Of Rust

By | January 25, 2012 | 18 Comments

Firefox To Ditch C++ In Favor Of Rust

If everything goes according to the plan, Rust, Mozilla’s experimental programming language that has been in development since 2006, could slowly replace C++, which is currently used by the open source organization.

Just like Google’s Go programming language, Rust syntax is similar to that of C and C++ and destined to provide memory safety, greater security and good concurrency support.
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Google To Pay Nearly $1 Billion To Mozilla

By | December 23, 2011 | 10 Comments

Google To Pay Nearly $1 Billion To MozillaYesterday, we have reported about a search deal between Mozilla and the search giant, where Google would remain Firefox’s default search engine for another 3 years.

Although more details were not revealed that day, one of the unnamed sources now claims that Google will pay Mozilla almost $300 million for every year or nearly $1 billion in total.
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Google Renews Search Deal With Mozilla

By | December 21, 2011 | 4 Comments

Google Renews Search Deal With MozillaJust as expected.

Despite continuous drama between Google Chrome and Firefox, business is as usual at Silicon Valley.

After negotiations that were reported more than few months ago, it looks like both companies have finally come to an agreement, as Google and Mozilla have renewed their search deal for another 3 years.
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Researchers Say Google Wants To Undermine Firefox’s Growth

By | December 20, 2011 | 13 Comments

Researchers Say Google Wants To Undermine Firefoxs Growth

Google denies the charges.

Remember the study by Accuvant, which concluded that Google Chrome is the most secure web browser?

NSS Labs, a California based company that publishes web browser security results of its own, has issued a statement, which claims that Google is pretty much on its own now and has already done some dirty things to undermine Firefox’s and other web browsers growth.
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Google Chrome Is The Most Secure Web Browser

By | December 12, 2011 | 24 Comments

Google Chrome Is The Most Secure Web BrowserGoogle funded study confirms.

Accuvant, the US based research, firm has published a new study, which compared security features of the three most popular web browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox.

As it turns out, the search giant funded study has made a conclusion that Google Chrome is the most secure browser out there, followed by Internet Explorer and Firefox.
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Google Gets Aggressive With Chrome Promotion

By | December 7, 2011 | 5 Comments

Google Gets Aggressive With Chrome Promotion

Gives away exclusive items in Runescape.

What happens when you have marketing team that thinks outside the box (or at least copy ideas from other markets)? Something like this:

As one of our readers noticed, if you install Google Chrome and play one of the most successful MMORPGs of all time (Runescape that is), you will receive an exclusive item that cannot be obtained in any other way.
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Google Chrome To Support Gamepads, Google “Console” On The Way?

By | November 30, 2011 | 5 Comments

Google Chrome To Support Gamepads, Google "Console" On The Way?

With the growing popularity of HTML5 games and applications, it looks like Google has a vision of its own.

According to the EDGE, during the Develop Liverpool conference in London, Google’s developer Paul Kinlan has announced that Google Chrome will receive gamepad support tin the first quarter of 2012. In addition to that, it will feature a support for cameras and microphones that don’t have to be plugged in.
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Update Your Parents’ Browser Day

By | November 25, 2011 | 15 Comments

Update Your Parents' Browser Day

The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal came up with it as a practical avocation for the day after Thanksgiving, when many people are paying their folks at home a visit.

Madrigal proposes that if you cannot dissuade your parents from keeping Internet Explorer 6 because YouTube will stop working, “wait until they slip into a tryptophan induced coma and then sneak into the den.”
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Google Chromebook Holiday Deals

By | November 22, 2011 | 14 Comments

Here come the price cuts and updates.

With the introduction of Chrome OS back in 2009, Google has unveiled the very first Chromebooks a year later.
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Multiple Profile Support Comes To Google Chrome

By | November 8, 2011 | 7 Comments

Multiple Profile Support Comes To Google ChromeThe latest Google Chrome beta supports multiple sign ins, allowing users to have their own apps, bookmarks, and settings in the browser. This is great for people who do not want to create multiple OS profiles, or for people with separate accounts for business and personal use.

Once you’ve installed the Chrome beta, you can set up multiple profiles in the options menu, under Personal Suff, by clicking “Add New User.” This automatically generates a nickname and an avatar for the user, both of which can be modified. Users can also sign into their Google accounts from the options menu to fetch Chrome settings from the cloud.
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