There has been plenty of speculation about Google's motivation to guarantee Mozilla nearly $1 billion in a 3-year advertising contract that covers the search box in Firefox.
Google's Marc-Antoine Ruel, a software developer at Google, has providing some fascinating insight in the Chrome release process, an effort that he described as "upgrading 200 million users within 6 hours."
Internet Explorer will now auto-update to the latest version if auto updating is enabled in Windows Update.
Google has just added updated its stable browser channel. Version 16 takes the profile manager live and adds enhancements to the syncing.
Accuvant, a security services and software firm based in Denver, has published an exhaustive study funded by Google that compares the security features in the three most popular browsers.
Google has surpassed Mozilla in browser share, according to StatCounter. Chrome jumped to 25.69 percent in November, while Firefox dropped to 25.23 percent. Microsoft's IE gained slightly and ended up at 40.63 percent.
One of the major new developments for Chrome is the Aura window manager that will enable Google to offer a much richer interface to its Chrome and Chrome OS users. For a first look, check out a brief video below.
Google just added an incremental garbage collector (GC) to the nightly and developer builds of its Chromium and Chrome web browsers.
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