Chrome Plated Google

by ripsnorta2 7 replies
I just saw this announcement of Chrome by Google on Techcrunch.

It looks like Google are entering the browser wars with a vengeance. And based on the Techcrunch article (or one of them) Chrome is aimed squarely at Microsoft.

I also have to wonder what effect this will have web activity. If Google controls search, advertising, and the browser, doesn't this make them even more powerful and capable of exercising their will over all?
#main internet marketing discussion forum #chrome #google #plated
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
    I can't wait until they get classified as a monopoly and locked down as much as Microsoft is.

    Anyway, Chrome is basically just Safari. Same rendering engine, but with Google's bland UI.

    I don't use any Google service other than their search engine and AdWords, neither of which are enhanced by using a Google Browser, so no interest here. Glad I won't need it to test against since I can use Safari for that.
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  • Originally Posted by ripsnorta2 View Post

    I just saw this announcement of Chrome by Google on Techcrunch.

    It looks like Google are entering the browser wars with a vengeance. And based on the Techcrunch article (or one of them) Chrome is aimed squarely at Microsoft.

    I also have to wonder what effect this will have web activity. If Google controls search, advertising, and the browser, doesn't this make them even more powerful and capable of exercising their will over all?
    The concept behind the browser is something we have needed for a while, if it keeps individual programs from freezing a browser up, then that's a good thing but I am beginning to wonder if Google is becoming to big for it's boots.

    You can bet your bottom dollar that somewhere down the line contextual advertising based on your searches etc are going to make into your browser somehow.

    Is this convergence or domination, to early to tell..
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  • Profile picture of the author James Turner
    I think I'll stick with FireFox for the time being.

    I'm not sure I want Google to monitor all my online activities!

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    • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
      I like the concept.. with enhanced tab functions etc with no freezing and would welcome it if it's as smooth as they make out..

      I will definitely download it later ... it's due to Beta today I think?

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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
        Some time today.

        IE8 Beta 2 has been out a while and already has the independent tabs thing. One crashing doesn't crash them all.
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        • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
          I'm currently firefox and safari... I despise IE..

          but I'm open to a new browser if it's kickin'... maybe they're just desperately trying to get into that market so they get to see the searches made on other engine's via their browser data?... hmmm..

          Either way I'm gonna give it a bash

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