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8:45 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, in very readable format Google gives the technical details …
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:
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 …
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.
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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why is Google Releasing a Browser?  —  Updated Analysis: Google in a blog post on their website has acknowledged the existence of Google Chrome, a browser that the company will be releasing tomorrow.  Kara Swisher has confirmed the existence of Google Chrome, a browser developed by the Mountain View, Calif.-based search company.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
No Joke: Google Introduces The Chrome 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.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and Shoemoney
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google OS Is Actually a Browser: Google Chrome  —  Google Blogoscoped posts an interesting comic book created by Scott McCloud that illustrates the features of Google Chrome, an open source browser based on WebKit.  As usually, all the rumors related to Google are true and “Google Browser” is no exception.
Discussion: The Inquisitr
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Meet Chrome, Google's Windows Killer
Om Malik / GigaOM:   Mozilla Not Worried About Google Browser
John Furrier /
Google Chrome What Does it Mean? …
Discussion: BroadDev
Mathew /   Chrome: Do we need a Google browser?
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:   Google to Offer its Own Browser: 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 …
Discussion: Favorite {fvrit} Blog
Don Reisinger / TechCrunch:
Apple Puts One More Nail Into the CD Coffin  —  Apple will release an application next month that will provide users with interactive albums, which will include lyrics, behind-the-scenes images, and exclusive artwork.  —  According to Music Week, Apple will make the app available to users …
Stuart Clarke / Music Week:
Snow Patrol and Apple aim for the skies
Discussion: Digital Noise, TUAW and Engadget
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunchIT:
Why Twitter is winning  —  Twitter is winning and most of its competitors remain in denial.  In spite of almost 5 months of unavailability of its most viral service, Twitter remains the platform of choice for most users.  FriendFeed remains a hybrid of conversations and semi-realtime aggregator …
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.
Chrisbrogan Com /   Noise Reduction  —  What if there's a lot of congestion in a certain market?
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.
Brad Linder / Liliputing:
Commodore announces the UMMD 8010/F netbook  —  Here's a blast from the past.  Commodore, the company that very well may have made your first computer may be behind your next netbook.  I mean, probably not, because, well, look at it.  But still, it's interesting to see Commodore alive and kicking.
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