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1:40 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.
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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 …
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 gears.google.com/chrome/ just now, as Uval in the forum noticed.  While the download itself didn't work when I tried …
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.
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 Google.com/chrome …
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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: WinBeta
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why is Google Releasing a Browser?  —  Updated Analysis: Google, in a blog post on its web site 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.
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
How Globalization Handed One Blogger a Big Scoop
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google OS Is Actually a Browser: Google Chrome
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
No Joke: Google Introduces The Chrome Browser With A Cartoon
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John Furrier / Furrier.org:
Google Chrome What Does it Mean? …
Discussion: BroadDev
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.
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 …
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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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Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog:
Facebook selling digital gifts at a $35m run rate  —  In January of this year, we estimated that Facebook was selling digital gifts worth $15m per year.  We based this estimate on an analysis of the number of each gift available each week over a 7 week period.  —  Facebook creates a certain fixed number of each type of gift.
 
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