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Chrome Passes Safari

Posted in Browsers, Chrome, Google, Google, Google News, Information Technology, Safari, Web Development with tags , , , on 2010.28.06 by w3bguy

via Website Magazine

Web analytics provider StatCounter is reporting that Google’s Chrom browsre has overtaken Apple’s Safari in the US for the first time. Research is from the firm’s StatCounter Global Stats report for the week beginning June 21.

Chrome with 8.97% took third place in the US browser market ahead of Safari with 8.88%. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer still dominates the US Internet browser market with 52%, followed by Firefox (28.5%).

“This is quite a coup for Google as they have gone from zero to almost 10% of the US market in under two years,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. “There is a battle royal going on between Google and Apple in the internet browser space (Chrome v Safari) as well as in the mobile market (Android v iPhone).”

The data is based on an analysis of 3.6 billion page views (874 million from the US) for the week 21 to 27 June 2010 collected from the StatCounter network of over three million websites

Colorado man went on solo mission to kill bin Laden

Posted in Associated Press, Crazy People, Google News with tags , , , on 2010.24.06 by w3bguy

Via Google News

DENVER — An American construction worker has been detained in the mountains of Pakistan after authorities there found him carrying a sword, pistol and night-vision goggles on a solo mission to hunt down and kill Osama bin Laden.

Catching bin Laden was Gary Brooks Faulkner’s “passion,” his brother said, noting that the 50-year-old has been to Pakistan at least six times, learned some of the local language and even grew a long beard to blend in. Relatives and acquaintances said Faulkner is a devout, good-humored Christian who requires dialysis and did time in prison years ago.

“A lot of kids grow up and say, `I want to be Rambo,’ you know? Well, he is,” said Faulkner’s brother, Scott Faulkner, 43….

Google Plans Music Service Tied to Search Engine

Posted in Google, Google, Google News, Information Technology with tags , on 2010.22.06 by w3bguy

Via Wall Street Journal

Google Inc. is preparing to roll out a music download service tied to its search engine later this year, followed by an online subscription service in 2011, according to people familiar with the Internet giant’s discussions with the music industry.

Google’s proposals are still vague, say these people, and it’s unclear whether it has struck any deals with record labels so far. But Google has been stepping up conversations about offering new music services tied to phones running its Android operating system along with the broader Web, said people who have been briefed on the talks. The launch of Google’s download music store is still months away, these people said.

The discussions come as Google has been pushing deeper into music. Last year, as a first step, the company began linking to partner websites like iLike and Pandora through its search engine, allowing people to stream songs with one click from its search page. Now, the company is looking to tie its own service to its search engine, too….

Google is phasing out Windows!

Posted in Google, Google News with tags on 2010.16.06 by w3bguy

I have to say, it’s about time. I wish we could do this at the college…

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Google is phasing out Windows According to a report in the Financial Times, Google are phasing out the use of Microsoft’s Windows within the company because of security concerns. Citing several Google employees, the FT report reports that new hires are offered the option of using Apple Mac systems o…

Another ridiculous lawsuit…

Posted in Google, Google News with tags on 2010.16.06 by w3bguy

OMG… It’s getting bad enough that people are suing Google cause they weren’t paying attention while following Google Maps directions… This is just plain sad!

Google Link
SALT LAKE CITY — A pedestrian injured by a motorist while following an online route has filed a lawsuit claiming Google Inc. supplied unsafe directions.

Interesting reading…

Posted in Google, Google News with tags on 2010.16.06 by w3bguy

http://www.ecommercetimes.com/

Google and Apple have locked horns in the mobile advertising battle. A Google exec has decried Apple’s revised developer terms, which seem to exclude certain third-party ad networks from the iPhone and iPad. Google is “trying to raise the specter of antitrust and generate public outcry and pressure for Apple to change the policy,” said Greg Sterling, principal of Sterling Market Intelligence.