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6:40 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  —  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 for download to users as early as tomorrow-to try …
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.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Here's the Google Chrome Browser Comic Book: Hey Microsoft, Kaa-POW!!!  —  Here is Google's entire 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.
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
No Joke: Google Introduces Its Own Browser, With A Cartoon  —  Update: Google has posted on its official blog saying they screwed up by mailing this cartoon out early.  A beta version of Chrome will be made available tomorrow in over 100 countries - but, alas, for Windows only to start, with Mac and Linux on the way.
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.
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Ten Questions About Google Chrome  —  Four years ago, I blogged about rumors that Google was working on a Web browser.  I found 'em intriguing, as anyone would, but no such browser ever appeared, and Google became an enthusiastic Firefox booster.  The blogosphere pretty much stopped pondering …
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.
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Google ‘starting from scratch’ with own browser, Chrome  —  Update at 2:36 p.m. PDT: It's official: Google Chrome will be available Tuesday.  —  Word surfaced Monday of a Web “comic book” introducing Google Chrome, the search giant's long-rumored open-source browser project.
John Furrier / Furrier.org:
Google Chrome What Does it Mean? …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Google is Releasing a Browser?
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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 …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The expo war over startups  —  First, a disclaimer.  I'm a judge on TechCrunch 50, but not getting paid by TC50.  —  Last week while I visited the IFA expo in Berlin, Germany (a huge consumer electronics show) I was traveling with a bunch of journalists.  Stephen Wildstrom from BusinessWeek.
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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.
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
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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