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What Google's got cooking with Chrome

roundup The Chrome browser still has some distance to go to shift beyond technophiles to the mainstream. Here's what Google's been working on lately.

The Chrome browser still has some distance to go to shift beyond technophiles and into the mainstream. Here's what Google's been working on lately.

New Chrome beta reflects bigger Google challenge

Google has moved several features to its more beta version of Chrome. Next up: moving beyond the early adopters.
(Posted in Business Tech by Stephen Shankland)
August 5, 2009 11:09 AM PDT

Google launches Chrome gallery

Google publishes a collection of 29 skins to customize its browser's appearance. Mozilla, meanwhile, boasts it has more than 20,000.
(Posted in Business Tech by Stephen Shankland)
August 4, 2009 8:03 PM PDT

Convulsion in browser share stats: Safari plunges

A change in how Net Applications measures browser share led to an apparent drop for Apple. Safari's growth, though, didn't change.
(Posted in Business Tech by Stephen Shankland)
August 7, 2009 8:42 AM PDT

Chrome gives Google bookmark sync religion again

Google's browser will get its own ability to synchronize bookmarks soon. Could its message-passing infrastructure be useful for Chrome OS, too?
• Google takes on the operating system
(Posted in Webware by Stephen Shankland)
August 4, 2009 6:00 AM PDT

New hint of gallery for Chrome themes emerges

Judging by the browser itself, it appears Google could be getting close to launching its themes gallery for Chrome.
(Posted in Business Tech by Stephen Shankland)
August 3, 2009 7:44 AM PDT

Themes support now lets you reskin Chrome

The latest version of Google's browser makes it easier for people to customize Chrome's appearance. Try "Snowflake" or "Camo" for starts.
(Posted in Business Tech by Stephen Shankland)
July 30, 2009 11:15 AM PDT

Thanks for giving my pixels back, browser makers

More pixels means more productivity. In the coming age of browser-based applications, it's more important than ever to thwack that thicket of icons and menus.
(Posted in Webware by Stephen Shankland)
July 28, 2009 4:00 AM PDT

Design ideas show Firefox 4.0 with a Chrome look

A Mozilla mockup for Firefox 4.0 raises the possibility of a very Chrome-like interface for the browser.
• Firefox: 1 billion downloads only part of the story
(Posted in Webware by Stephen Shankland)
July 27, 2009 1:37 PM PDT

Google building 3D hardware boost into Chrome

By building its O3D plug-in into Chrome, Google is laying more groundwork for faster Web applications in its browser--and later, for Chrome OS.
(Posted in Webware by Stephen Shankland)
July 22, 2009 1:47 PM PDT