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Chrome is manually being pushed down in Google search results in the face of criticism of a Chrome promo on blog sites.
An effort to get bloggers to plug Google's browser yields second-rate content and apparently at least one violation of Google's search-engine guidelines.
How to kill blogs: PayPerPost.com
Google's browser celebrates its 5th Chrome-iversary, now a driving force behind cutting edge Web innovation that commands around 17 percent of the global market, and Chrome's not done with you yet.
The blogging platform has an about-face on its stance against ads and announces that advertisers can now pay to post content and have increased account exposure on the site.
The start-up, which runs viral-video marketing campaigns, hopes to grow faster internationally. Awkwardly, the announcement follows a public flap over Unruly's pay-for-post promo of Google's Chrome.
The European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia tells Reuters the decision to file a formal complaint against Google could happen as early as March.
OpenStreetMap says people using Google computers reversed one-way street directions and otherwise "vandalized" map results. Google says contractors acting on their own were to blame.
week in review Web pioneer taps PayPal exec, while Google takes heat for paid promos. Also: Here comes CES.