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8:20 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 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 …
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 …
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 …
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:
Mozilla Not Worried About Google Browser
Discussion: Scobleizer
Steve Lohr / New York Times:   Microsoft Faces New Browser Foe in Google
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why is Google Releasing a Browser?
Discussion: BoomTown and jkOnTheRun
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Google Chrome, the security tidbits
Discussion: Furrier.org and ZDNet.com.au
Darren Waters / BBC NEWS:
Google's Chrome and the browser end game
Wall Street Journal:
Google to Launch Its Own Web Browser
Discussion: BloggingStocks and Network World
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
No Joke: Google Introduces The Chrome Browser With A Cartoon
Discussion: Silicon Moon and The Next Web
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google OS Is Actually a Browser: Google Chrome
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
John Furrier / Furrier.org:
Google Chrome What Does it Mean? …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and 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.
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Video added to Google Apps  —  Google is introducing video into Google Apps with the hope that companies will be attracted to a service that helps with training and internal communication but also removes the hassles of hosting video.  —  According to Google executives who spoke to CNET News last week …
Discussion: Mashable!
Nokia:
Nokia to launch ‘Comes With Music’ first in the United Kingdom  —  Carphone Warehouse exclusive pre-paid channel with Nokia 5310 XpressMusic  —  London, UK - Nokia today announced that the United Kingdom will be the first market in the world to launch ‘Comes With Music’ …
Discussion: All About Symbian and I4U News
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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 …
Discussion: bit-tech.net and Engadget
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
MLB Hits It Out of the Park Online  —  Homer Simpson once remarked that watching baseball without beer was really boring.  That's probably because he wasn't watching the games online (d'oh!).  We've written before about the success that Major League Baseball has had this year with its web video program …
 
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