December 5th, 2011

Will Google Kill Firefox?

Hardware Canucks reported last week about the changing hierarchy of browsers. Firefox, which was once the dominant alternative to Internet Explorer, has seen its market share eroded by the emergence of Google’s Chrome. Now, ZDNet is reporting that the Mozilla Foundation’s search partnership contract with Google — the Foundation’s biggest source of revenue — has [...]

September 15th, 2011

Google Increases Patent “War-Chest”

Google has purchased 1,023 patents from IBM in a play the search engine giant says will protect its Android operating system against numerous patent lawsuits. According to the blog SEO by the Sea, which initially broke the story, Google acquired the patents in mid August. The patents acquired are fairly broad are not specific: Java [...]

May 9th, 2011

Gaining Tracktion: “Do Not Track” Bills, Consumer Privacy, and Web 2.0

Earlier this month American Senator John Rockefeller introduced a controversial bill which would force online advertising and tracking companies to allow users to opt-out of online advertising. This comes after California Representative Jackie Spears, and state Senator Alan Lowenthal successfully passed legislation within the California legislature that effectively prohibits online tracking. While some could herald [...]

July 21st, 2010

Google Nexus One Officially Dead

A little over 6 months after Google launched its first official Google phone, the company has been forced to call it quits. Despite the fact that the Nexus One was actually well reviewed by many bloggers and a popular choice for Android enthusiasts, it didn’t quite receive the iPhone-esque adoption amongst everyday users that Google [...]

May 20th, 2010

Google, Intel, Logitech and Sony Join Together to Deliver Google TV Platform

Google TV is coming. Utilizing Intel Atom processor technology, Logitech peripherals, Sony TVs, and Google Chrome web browser on the Android OS, this product is set to make a splash in a living room near you. Today at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, leading industry players announced the development of Google TV—an [...]

November 20th, 2009

Google Provides Chrome OS VMWare Based Sneak Peak

Some may argue that much of what Google touches turns to gold, and they wouldn’t be far from wrong. Less then a year ago they launched an incredibly successful web browser, Google Chrome, which has eaten up market share at an almost unheard of rate to become the third most popular PC web browser on [...]

October 7th, 2009

Google Maps Street View Service Launches in Canada

For our neighbours south of the border (The U.S.A), Google Street View has been a tool that many have utilized for the better part of a year in most major urban areas, but those in the great white north have not been so priviledged, with the ground view map abruptly ending at the border. Today [...]

July 8th, 2009

Google Set to Infiltrate Computing World Further – Plans for Chrome Operating System

With Chrome launched less than a year ago, and brought out of BETA a few short months after its release, it has quickly (though not surprisingly) risen to take over  nearly 2% of the browser market share. It may not sound like much, but that translates into an estimated 30 million users, and with Microsoft [...]

May 21st, 2009

Google Chrome 2.0 Takes It Out of BETA

It’s been about 8 months since Google launched Google Chrome. Aside from exclaiming how fast it is, users have been sending lots of feedback and feature requests. They’ve increased the focus on speed and also added some of the most-requested features. Some of these improvements made it into the Beta version, first released in March, and they’ve continued [...]