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6:00 PM ET, September 1, 2008

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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Chrome, Google's Browser Project  —  Today there was a comic book in my mail, sent by Google and drawn by no less than Scott McCloud, creator of the classic Understanding Comics.  Within the 38 pages, which I've scanned and put up [edit: link to comic coming back soon …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Google Ignites a New Browser War With Microsoft By Unveiling One of its Own This Week  —  Please see this disclosure related to me and Google.  —  In its most frontal and aggressive attack on Microsoft yet, sources with knowledge of the project said Google is preparing to unveil a new browser-ready …
The Official Google Blog:
A fresh take on the browser  —  At Google, we have a saying: “launch early and iterate.”  While this approach is usually limited to our engineers, it apparently applies to our mailroom as well!  As you may have read in the blogosphere, we hit “send” a bit early on a comic book introducing our new open source browser, Google Chrome.
Discussion: BoomTown
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Chrome: Do we need a Google browser?  —  The Google blog now has the news about Chrome, which will be launched tomorrow.  Kara Swisher says Google has ignited a new browser war with Microsoft, and Om Malik thinks that the mobile world will be one of Google's main attack points.
Discussion: GigaOM
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Here's the Google Chrome Browser Comic Book: Hey Microsoft, Kaa-POW!!!  —  Here are is Google's comic book-BoomTown's not going to say the search giant is juvenile, but a comic book?-that it is using to explain the technical details of its new browser called Chrome.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google to Offer its Own Browser: Chrome  —  Google watchdog Phillipp Lessen has scanned and posted a printed comic he says he received in the mail from Google today describing the company's forthcoming open source browser Chrome.  The link to Chrome is currently a 404.  Lessen's slide show is loading very, very slow.
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
No Joke: Google Introduces Its Own Browser, With A Cartoon  —  Google Blogoscoped has published a lengthly cartoon sent to them by Google and drawn by Scott McCloud that provides the first public details about Google Chrome, an open source browser based on WebKit and powered by Google Gears …
John Furrier / Furrier.org:
Google Chrome What Does it Mean?  - It's Official - The Search Wars Just Turned into Operating System War  —  SEARCH WARS now OPERATING SYSTEM WAR - It's official the search war just turned into the Web 2.0 operating system war.  Philip Lenssen just posted what looks like a early version …
Discussion: BroadDev
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:   Ten Questions About Google Chrome
Don Reisinger / TechCrunch:
Is Cuil Killing Websites?  —  An anonymous tipster wrote to us this morning to tell us that Cuil, the ill-fated “Google Killer,” has unleashed its Twiceler indexing bot on websites across the globe and in the process, has brought many sites down.  —  “I don't know what spawned it …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Howell verdict: RIAA wins $40,850 P2P judgment  —  How much does sharing “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Money For Nothing,” and “Sweet Child O' Mine” on P2P networks cost defendants if they end up in court?  Arizona resident Jeffrey Howell has just found out the hard way.
Chrisbrogan Com / chrisbrogan.com:
Noise Reduction  —  What if there's a lot of congestion in a certain market?  What happens when there are too many of the same conference to attend?  Robert Scoble points to the question of whether startups should attend DEMO or TechCrunch50.  He cites the extra power TC50 …
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Stuart Clarke / Music Week:
Snow Patrol and Apple aim for the skies  —  Snow Patrol will become the first artists to deliver an interactive album application for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, ahead of the release of their fifth studio album next month.  —  The application, which will be downloadable online …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Digital Noise, TUAW and Engadget
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Google's Knol: So Far, Not So Good  —  You could argue that it's unfair-or at least unrealistic-to review Google's Knol in its current form.  After all, the Wikipedia-like service just went public a little over a month ago.  It takes time to build a build a repository of the world's knowledge …
Royal Pingdom:
Is Twitter about to retire the whale?  —  Twitter seems to be making good on their promise to improve the stability of their microblogging service, at least when it comes to the website itself (which is what we monitor here at Pingdom).  Lately, their website has shown a significant improvement in both availability and response time.
 
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