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7:40 AM ET, September 2, 2008


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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.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Chrome Screenshots  —  Google announced their browser Google Chrome to be available on Tuesday, but their download page and tour was already partly available at just now, as Uval in the forum noticed.  While the download itself didn't work when I tried …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Meet Chrome, Google's Windows Killer  —  Make no mistake.  The cute comic book and the touchy-feely talk about user experience is little more than a coat of paint on top of a monumental hatred of Microsoft.  —  Chrome, the Webkit-based Google browser that launches tomorrow at …
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 …
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.
Nick / Rough Type:
The cloud's Chrome lining  —  Google's release today of a test version of its new open-source web browser, Chrome, marks an important moment in the ongoing shift of personal computing from the PC hard drive to the Internet “cloud.”  I distinctly remember when, back in 1988 …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Microsoft Faces New Browser Foe in Google  —  The browser war is back on.  —  This time, Microsoft's opponent is Google, a familiar foe.  —  On Tuesday, Google will release a free Web browser called Chrome that the company said would challenge Microsoft's Internet Explorer, as well as the Firefox browser.
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:
Mozilla Not Worried About Google Browser  —  In response to today's news that Google is releasing its own browser, code-named Chrome, I decide to call John Lilly, CEO of Mozilla Corp., the folks behind the fast-growing Firefox browser.  My intention was to find out what Lilly thought about this development …
Discussion: Scobleizer
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why is Google Releasing a Browser?
Discussion: BoomTown and jkOnTheRun
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:   Google Chrome, the security tidbits
Darren Waters / BBC NEWS:
Google's Chrome and the browser end game
Discussion: The Register and
Wall Street Journal:
Google to Launch Its Own Web Browser
Discussion: Network World and BloggingStocks
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:   No Joke: Google Introduces The Chrome Browser With A Cartoon
John Furrier /
Google Chrome What Does it Mean? …
Discussion: BroadDev
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:   Google OS Is Actually a Browser: Google Chrome
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Google Launches Video Sharing for Business  —  Google has found a way to make money from video sharing — but not on YouTube.  The company will add video to its paid business edition of Google Apps on Monday.  In a way, Google is opening up a whole new category of online video: internal corporate video sharing.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:   Google launches YouTube-like video service for businesses
Andrew Parker / Financial Times:
Nokia to launch music service for mobiles  —  Nokia, the world's largest mobile phone maker, is planning to launch its new mobile music service in the UK next month, and will extend it to continental Europe and Asia next year.  —  Nokia has underlined its aim of turning the mobile music service …
Ted Dziuba:
OpenID Is Why I Hate The Internet  —  I've been farting around with Jeff Atwood's StackOverflow for a few weeks now as a beta tester.  —  Everything was all well and good until I had to figure out how to use OpenID.  I've been watching the development of this s**t from the sidelines for a while …
Damien McFerran / Sony PSP, Nintendo DS …:
Opening the box: The story of the Pandora (so far)  —  We lift the lid on the most powerful handheld ever  —  Product:  —  Manufacturer:  —  Open source handhelds have been with us for a while now.  Those of you with a decent memory will recall the excellent GP2X from Korean manufacturer …
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