Category: Google

Record Sum Paid Out In Chrome Bug Bounties

By | October 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

Record Sum Paid Out In Chrome Bug Bounties$26,511 were paid out by Google to researchers who made the search giant aware of some of the 18 Chrome vulnerabilities that were taken care of recently. 11 of the 18 vulnerabilities received the second highest rating on Google’s danger meter, namely “high,”  while three were classified as “medium” and another four were pegged as “low.”

The $26,511 were paid out to four researchers, two of which were Sergey Glazunov and “miaubiz” who earned $13,674 and $10,337 respectively. Being regular Chrome vulnerability finders, they account for 57% of all bug payments this year. An amount exceeding $170,000 in bounties has been paid out by Google so far for the year of 2011. Set more than two months ago, the previous bounty amounted to $17,000.
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98% Of Mozilla’s Revenues Come From Search Deals

By | October 14, 2011 | 17 Comments

98% Of Mozilla's Revenues Come From Search DealsAccording to the audited financial statement (download PDF) released Monday, total revenues for 2010 were $121.1 million, up 18.1% from 2009′s $104.3 million.

Revenue growth last year was just over half that of the 34% increase Mozilla touted for 2009. This was the second annual report in a row that Mozilla did not disclose the individual amounts it received from its search partners.

Instead, in a FAQ tied to the report, Mozilla repeated nearly word for word a line it used last year: “The majority of Mozilla’s revenue continues to be generated from the search functionality included in our Mozilla’s Firefox product through all major search partners including Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, Amazon, eBay and others.”
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Chrome Desktop Sharing Feature Coming Soon

By | October 10, 2011 | 9 Comments

Called Chrome Remote Desktop, the new feature is in beta testing and lets you connect any two computers that have a Chrome browser, including Windows, Linux, Mac, and Chromebooks. The app can access all data on a remote computer and requires the person sharing access to their computer to give a code to the person who will tap into it remotely. That authentication must be done every time access is granted.

The company released the new cross platform extension for its Chrome browser on Friday.
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Google Updates Chrome After Microsoft Blunder

By | October 4, 2011 | 2 Comments

Google Updates Chrome After Microsoft BlunderRemember how Microsoft Security Essentials “mistakenly” classified Google Chrome as malware? Well, Google released new versions of Chrome for both the “stable” and “beta” channels to fix the Microsoft mess.

Although Microsoft released an antivirus definition file within hours of the Friday fiasco, scores of Chrome users reported that they were unable to reinstall the browser or that if they had, they had lost their browser bookmarks.
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Google Opens A Chrome Store

By | October 4, 2011 | 2 Comments

Google Opens A Chrome Store

If you are in London and got some time to waste, check the very first retail store from the search giant itself.

Dubbed “The Chrome Zone”, Google hopes to help users understand the concept of a cloud based computing and push some Chromebooks, such as Samsung’s Series 5 along the way.
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Google Chrome Is Malware, According To Microsoft

By | October 3, 2011 | 4 Comments

Chrome Receives Bad Malware Signature From MicrosoftChrome users began reporting the specious detection of the browser early Friday in a quickly growing thread on a Google support forum.

Numerous users complained in Google Forums about the warnings they received in Microsoft Security Essentials, a free, consumer grade anti virus software from Microsoft. According to various reports, WSE identified a problem with Google Chrome web browser and has tagged it as: PWS:Win32/Zbot.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, September 19th

By | September 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 19th

Download Google Chrome 14 Final

By | September 18, 2011 | 15 Comments

Download Google Chrome 14 FinalFew days ago, Google has released the first stable build of Google Chrome 14 web browser for you to download.

The following update brings two new features (see below) and over 20 security related fixes:

- Web Audio API, enabling developers to use cool sound effects for their applications or games.
- Native Client, an open source technology, which allows C and C++ code execution inside the web browser.
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Google To Developers: Start Targeting Google Chrome Only

By | September 12, 2011 | 6 Comments

Google To Developers: Start Targeting Google Chrome OnlyIt looks like the web ain’t all rainbows and sunshine as the latest document; “Future of JavaScript”, obtained from Google’s internal “JavaScript Summit” had some interesting things to say.

First of all, Google now encourages developers to start targeting Chrome only web browser when possible and is eager to implement at least some of the ECMAScript Harmony as soon as possible.

According to the same document, in case developers start focusing on all the web browsers, they will have to wait multiple years to get a direct Harmony support.

Here is an excerpt from the document:
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Google Chrome Celebrates 3rd Birthday

By | September 5, 2011 | 17 Comments

Google Chrome Celebrates 3rd BirthdayMore than three years ago, on September 1st of 2008, Google has released the very first version of its web browser, which had a pretty significant impact in the industry.

Then, few years later, Google has introduced the Chromebook, a new breed of computing for a quick Internet access.

What kind of beast will it bring next? Let’s wait and see.

Cheers to the progress and happy birthday to Google Chrome,