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Ad fraud trends: Which browser has the most bots?

Microsoft's browser has the highest levels of ad fraud, followed by Google's, according to a new study.

07/09/2016  |  Full story...

It's official: Chrome overtakes IE as world's most popular browser

After years of debate over which browser is best, the industry has finally reached a consensus: Google Chrome is more widely used than Microsoft Internet Explorer.

04/05/2016  |  Full story...

Google denies merger of Chrome into Android

Google has dampened rumours that it is planning on folding parts of the Chrome operating system into Android.

02/11/2015  |  Full story...

Google Chrome blocks auto-playing Flash ads

Google's Chrome browser has started blocking some internet adverts that use Adobe's Flash technology, joining many major web platforms now phasing out the dated video software.

02/09/2015  |  Full story...

$100 Google Chromebit turns TVs into PCs

Google has launched a HDMI dongle that can turn any TV into a fully functional Chrome-powered computer.

02/04/2015  |  Full story...

Internet Explorer RIP: Microsoft axes toxic brand for new browser

Microsoft is ditching the Internet Explorer brand, replacing it with a new ‘streamlined’ internet browser for Windows 10.

19/03/2015  |  Full story...

Google plans child-friendly YouTube and Chrome browser

Google is developing child-friendly versions of its search site, Chrome browser and video-sharing service YouTube, according to a US report.

See the full USA Today interview below:


05/12/2014  |  Full story...

Firefox ditches Google for Yahoo as default search engine

Mozilla has selected Yahoo as the new search provider on its Firefox browser, ending a decade-long relationship with Google.

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20/11/2014  |  Full story...

Oculus Rift to support Chrome browser

Google is developing a version of its Chrome browser that will support virtual reality headset Oculus Rift- potentially letting users surf the web in 3D.

07/07/2014  |  Full story...

LinkedIn emails exposed in Chrome extension hack

The emails of LinkedIn members have been exposed via a browser extension that exposes contact details from the business-based social network.

02/04/2014  |  Full story...

Google Music gets ‘drag and drop’ tools for browsers

Google has launched a browser version of its music manager, meaning that users can now upload songs to the cloud player without needing to download any software.

28/03/2014  |  Full story...

Google takes voice search to Chrome: The rise of conversational search

Google is testing a new version of its Chrome browser that incorporates voice search, following on from similar move in its Google Glass and Google Now software. But how will the shift to voice affect search habits, and what impact with this have on paid and organic search engine marketing?

Watch this video from Google's Matt Cutts here, explaining how voice inputs affect search habits:

03/03/2014  |  Full story...

‘OK Google’: Voice search comes to Chrome ahead of Glass launch

Google has released a Chrome extension that brings the voice-activated "OK Google" command to the browser, ahead of the launch of its Glass augmented eyewear next year.

Watch this video demo here:

28/11/2013  |  Full story...

Google adds parental controls to Chrome

Google has added controls to its Chrome web browser, letting parents monitor and control the browsing behaviour of their children.

24/10/2013  |  Full story...

Google unveils £23 wi-fi TV streaming dongle

Google has launched Chromecast, a low cost competitor to Apple TV that plugs into a TV’s HDMI slot and streams media, controlled via almost any PC or mobile.

Watch this promo video from Google demonstrating how Chromecast works below:

25/07/2013  |  Full story...

Samsung 'overtakes Apple for global mobile traffic'

Most of the world’s mobile traffic now comes from Samsung phones, with the South Korean manufacturer overtaking Apple and Nokia for the first time last month, according to new research.

12/07/2013  |  Full story...

Last.fm founders debut web discovery tool based on browser history

The founders of music discovery site last.FM are launching a new online content aggregator based around a user’s web history.

12/07/2013  |  Full story...

Google finally adds ‘Do Not Track’ option to Chrome

Google is to add a 'Do Not Track' option to its Chrome browser, letting users opt out of developers and advertisers tracking their web surfing habits. The move follows similar features already rolled out to Internet Explorer, Safari, and Firefox. The option will enable users to confirm the websites and advertisers that they don’t want to get followed.

17/09/2012  |  Full story...

Google Chrome extend leads over Internet Explorer... or does it?

Google Chrome now owns over one third of the browser market globally, extending its lead over Microsoft’s Internet Explorer as more users make the switch. However, conflicting data still puts IE in the lead. The latest statistics from StatCounter gives Chrome a 33.8% share of the global market, representing a gain from 32.8% in June of this year and a much more significant gain from the 22.1% of the global market Chrome had in July of 2011.

08/08/2012  |  Full story...

Google Chrome browser and Drive come to Apple devices

Google has launched an iOS compatible version of Chrome, making its increasingly popular browser available to iPad and iPhone users for the first time. At its I/O conference for developers, Google announced that its Chrome browser will be available in iTunes App Store, as will Google Drive, the productivity app suite that includes Google Docs. By adding Chrome and Drive to the popular iOS platform will expand Google's user base and ecosystem.

02/07/2012  |  Full story...

Google Zeitgeist- Web giant talks ghost towns, AR glasses and secret search tweaks

Google’s annual Zeitgeist conference has kicked off, with the web giant defending accusations that its social network is a ‘ghost town’, promoting its augmented reality glasses and admitting its search ‘was astoundingly bad five years ago’. Google’s current big bets are autonomous cars and augmented reality glasses, which Page was wearing on stage at Zeitgeist. Those projects might seem ridiculously far-reaching, but Page said Google’s previous big bets that are now reality include Android, Chrome, YouTube and language translations.

Watch Larry Page on stage at the Zeitgeist event below:


25/05/2012  |  Full story...

Chrome 'overtakes Internet Explorer as world's top browser'

Google's Chrome browser has surpassed longtime frontrunner Internet Explorer as the most popular browser in the world, accoding to new data. The results have been contested by Microsoft, which claims the findings are based on flawed data.

23/05/2012  |  Full story...

Yandex claims Google is ‘shutting out rivals’

The co-founder of Russia's Yandex search engine has claimed Google is 'semi-open', criticising its Android smartphone platform and Chrome web browser. Speaking to the Guardian Ilya Segalovich Yandex co-founder described Android, as a "strange combination of openness and not openness" and its Chrome web browser as anti-competitive.

30/04/2012  |  Full story...

Chrome becomes world's top browser… for a day

Google's Chrome narrowly became the world's top internet browser for the first time on Sunday 18 March 2012, following a brief surge in use across India, Russia and Brazil, according to new data. The findings, from web analytics firm StatCounter found Chrome topped the polls in India, Russia and Brazil, all of which contributed to it becoming the number one browser for that day on a global basis.

22/03/2012  |  Full story...

Google Chrome hacked for first time at $1m contest

Google's browser was hacked within only five minutes as part of an annual security contest, thanks to a team of French hackers and a Russian student. After avoiding being successfully attacked for three years thanks largely to its sandbox, which locks down executable code to prevent damage, Chrome was hacked at both Pwn2Own and Google's Pwnium.

09/03/2012  |  Full story...

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