Google turns up heat on Microsoft with Chrome's global debut
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 04/09/2008 02:31
Google has declared war on Microsoft with the launch across the world last night of its new web browser.
As the first internet users tried out the free Chrome browser, analysts predicted a new front line in the battle to dominate the way in which users access and interact with the web.
Google's Chrome aims to kill Windows, make Web the OS of choice
Google Inc.'s unveiling yesterday of a new browser is not really about trying to outmuscle the other top browsers, it's a key weapon in the company's effort to kill Windows, according to industry observers.
Google brings out big guns in support of Chrome [IDG]
Google's famed cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin came out to support Chrome, saying that browser technology is fundamental to the company's success, so Google decided to get more involved in this area.
"Everything we do is running on the Web platform. It's very important to us that works well," Page said during a press conference Tuesday that was webcast from Google's headquarters.
Google's Chrome Walls
When Google swallowed the security company GreenBorder in May 2007, the tiny Mountain View, Calif.-based firm seemed to be yet another promising start-up that had disappeared into the Googleplex's catacombs, never to be heard from again.
But on Tuesday, when Google revealed its new browser known as Chrome, it became clear how GreenBorder's engineers have been earning their free lunches for the last 15 months: devising a way to inoculate the search giant's new toy against the Web's epidemic of cybercrime.
Google's Chrome Details
Call it Google's silent shot across the bow to archrival Microsoft.
The Internet giant on Tuesday unveiled details of its new Web browser, Google Chrome, aimed at challenging the dominance of the software giant's Internet Explorer.
At a press conference at the Googleplex, company officials and engineers never mentioned IE by name but invoked the Microsoft software in a score of other ways. They showed several times how Chrome can load Web pages hundreds of times faster than IE, how it can continue to work even if one Web page crashes, and and how it helps users track and organize where they go on the Web. And unlike IE, Chrome is built on open-source code, they noted.
Search Giant Wants a Share of Browser Market
Google's new browser, Chrome, is named for something it mostly lacks.
Among software developers, chrome refers to the menus, buttons and boxes that surround the main window of a program. The Google browser, which was unveiled Tuesday, dispenses with most of these in favor of a stripped-down look that is in keeping with the spare aesthetic of the company's search site.
Microsoft Faces New Browser Foe in Google
The browser war is back on. This time, Microsoft's opponent is Google, a familiar foe.
On Tuesday, Google will release a free Web browser called Chrome that the company said would challenge Microsoft's Internet Explorer, as well as the Firefox browser.
With Web Browser, Google Launches Volley at Microsoft
For Web users, it's now possible to have all Google, all the time.
With the launch of its browser yesterday, Google staked claim to one of the few areas of the Internet where it didn't already have a foothold and ratcheted up its ongoing competition with the behemoth Microsoft.