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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...

Google offers $1m prize for hacking Chrome browser

Google has offered prizes, totalling $1 million, to those who successfully hack the Google Chrome browser, as the internet giant turns to hackers to find weaknesses in its browser to bolster its security. The prizes will be offered at a US-based hacking contenthe Pwn2Own hacker contest taking place next week.

28/02/2012  |  Full story...

Google Chrome ditches standard security checks to speed up browsing

Future versions of Google's Chrome browser will no longer use online revocation checks to verify whether the HTTPS site the user wants to visit possesses a valid certificate. Google researcher Adam Langley, revealed the move in a blog post. Chrome will now use its own update mechanism to maintain a list of revoked certificates, and that will not require a restart of the browser.

13/02/2012  |  Full story...

Google’s Chrome for Android brings tabbed browsing to mobiles

Google has launched a mobile version of its Chrome browser, initially available on newer Android smartphones. The browser currently works on smartphones fitted with Ice Cream Sandwich, and can be downloaded for free on the Android Market. The new Chrome app is 'focused on speed and simplicity' and features many of the same features as the desktop version.

09/02/2012  |  Full story...

27,000 Google Chromebooks sent to US schools

Google is set to distribute 27,000 Chromebook machines to US schools across 41 states, as the internet giant looks to take on Apple in the lucrative education market. The move will help raise awareness of the devices and prepare the market base for when Google thinks it can try to compete with Wintel slates and notebooks.

30/01/2012  |  Full story...

Chrome overtakes Firefox as world’s second most popular browser

Google's Chrome browser has overtaken Firefox as the world’s second most popular browser behind internet explorer, according to new data. The findings from market research firms StatCounter and Net Applications, found Chrome is on track to challenge Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the world's most popular browser.

05/12/2011  |  Full story...

Google buys 2 start-ups to boost Chrome and Google+

Google has acquired two startup firms Apture and Katango for an undisclosed amount to enhance the user experience of its browser and social networking services. 4-year old Apture focuses on providing instant access to information with in-page search technology. Meanwhile Katango was founded a little over a year ago and builds algorithms for automatically sorting friends that improves online social interaction. Financial details of both deals were not disclosed.


14/11/2011  |  Full story...

Top 5 browsers: IE dips below 50% for first time as Chrome and Android rise

Worldwide Internet Explorer usage has fallen below 50% if mobile and desktop browsers are both taken into account, according to new research. The study, from web analytics tracker NetApplications, showed that IE accounts for 52.63% of all desktop browsers. That's down from 54.39 percent in September and 60.99 percent in October 2010.


04/11/2011  |  Full story...

Google boosts voice and image-based searches

Google has launched two new search features, using voice and images, instead of text-based keywords, to find information on the web. Speaking at the Internet search giant's Inside Search Event in San Francisco, Mike Cohen, head of Google's speech technology efforts, said its voice search is now available in 27 languages and dialects, an estimated coverage of around 5 billion people or two-thirds of world population.


16/06/2011  |  Full story...

Google debuts first UK TV commercial

Google has broadcast its first advert on UK TV, during the Champions League Final last weekend. The advert promoted the firm's own web browser, Chrome, using an advert that has been previously seen in the US as a father documents the life of his daughter.

Google's advertising in the UK has until now been limited to billboards and posters but the new 90 second prime time advert shows the firm is serious about capturing additional market share for Google products and services. The advert shows the girl's father recording the life of his growing daughter using a variety of Google services including Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps.



Internet browsers- global market share

Google's browser Chrome is taking an increasing share of global Web usage, while Microsoft's market leader Internet Explorer is in decline.

Internet browsers- global market share. Google's browser Chrome is taking an increasing share of global Web usage, while Microsoft's market leader Internet Explorer is in decline.


Browser wars: Firefox overtakes Internet Explorer in Europe

Firefox has overtaken Microsoft's Internet Explorer as Europe's browser of choice for the first time, according to new data. Figures from web analytics firm Statcounter, show that in December, Firefox took 38.1 per cent of the European market, while Internet Explorer's share slipped to 37.5 per cent.

Google's Chrome saw its share rising to 14.6 per cent from just 5.1 per cent a year earlier. It’s the first time Internet Explorer has been “dethroned from the number-one spot in a major territory,” Aodhan Cullen, StatCounter’s chief executive officer, said in a statement. “This appears to be happening because Google’s Chrome is stealing share from Internet Explorer.” Firefox is maintaining its existing share, he said.

06/01/2011  |  Full story...

Browser wars: Google’s Chrome takes bigger bite of market share

Google's browser Chrome is taking an increasing share of global Web usage, while Microsoft’s market leader Internet Explorer is in decline, according to new figures. Chrome usage rose from 8.5 percent of worldwide Web usage in October to 9.3 percent in November, according to statistics from Net Applications, whose analytics software monitors Web traffic extensively.

Chrome claimed most of that share from Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which dropped in overall usage from 59.2 percent to 58.3 percent. Chrome's gains means Google has an easier time pursuing its agenda--adding new features for Web programmers, modifying Net communication protocols to make them faster, and generally trying to make the Internet a place where people spend more of their lives.


06/12/2010  |  Full story...

Microsoft forced to give IE users option to switch to rival browsers

Microsoft is to give IE users the option to switch to rival browsers, including Firefox, Chrome, Opera or Safari, as part of new competition rules.The move follows a legal agreement between Microsoft and Europe's Competition Commission in December 2009.

Starting from March 1st, Microsoft will let Windows PC users across Europe install the web browser of their choice, rather than having Microsoft IE as a default. Figures suggest that over half the world's internet users have IE. Testing for the update is already underway in the UK, Belgium and France.


01/03/2010  |  Full story...

Google Chrome now third most popular browser

Google's Chrome web browser has overtaken Apple's Safari to become the third most popular web browser, according to new research. The data, from Net Applications, puts Chrome in third place with 4.63% of the market, ahead of safari with 4.46%.

Google’s browser, which launched just over a year ago, still has a lot of ground to make up to match market leaders Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (63%) and Mozilla’s Firefox (25%). Chrome's 0.7 percent jump from November to December can partly be attributed to the beta launch versions of the Chrome Web browser for Mac OS X and Linux.


07/01/2010  |  Full story...

Google quarterly profits reach $1.5bn

Google has reported post-tax profits of $1.48bn (£901m) for the last quarter - an increase of 18%, writes Brand Republic. Revenues reached $5.52bn (£3.36bn) - up 3% from the previous quarter. International revenues accounted for over half of all Google's cash flow ($2.91bn or £1.76bn), though in the UK, revenues were effectively down 8% year-on-year as a result of the weakened pound. Operating expenses were down 4% on last year, on the back of staff cuts of nearly 400 people.
The firm has also announced plans to launch its own operating system in 2010, built around its Chrome web browser. Google Chrome OS will first be released for netbooks before being rolled out for all other Windows, Mac and Linux-based systems. The operating system will be primarily web-based and open source, and Google intend to release the source code by the end of the year.
From Brand Republic:, 17/07/2009


Google launches new browser

Google celebrated its ten year anniversary this month with the beta launch of a new browser in 100 countries, writes Brand Republic. Google Chrome will be competing with Microsoft's dominant Internet Explorer (which claims 72% of installed browsers) and Firefox (with 20% of the market). The browser is open source and designed to be fast and designed for rich media. Mac and Linux versions are still to come.

The firm had other cause for celebration with the news that it had joined Interbrand's top ten list of the most valuable global brands. The survey put the firms brand value up 43% at $25.59bn (£14.57bn), from last year's figure of $17.8bn (£10.18bn).

From Brand Republic:, 02/09/2008
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