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Google launches web browser called Google Chrome

Google has launched the beta version of its open source web browser called Google Chrome. “So why are we launching Google Chrome? Because we believe we can add value for users and, at the same time, help drive innovation on the web,” reads Google blog.

“All of us at Google spend much of our time working inside a browser. We search, chat, email and collaborate in a browser. And in our spare time, we shop, bank, read news and keep in touch with friends — all using a browser. Because we spend so much time online, we began seriously thinking about what kind of browser could exist if we started from scratch and built on the best elements out there…”

The first thing millions of people do after starting their computer is to open a browser, the piece of software which enables you to surf the web. And in most cases, that browser will be Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Now though Google is launching its alternative, called Chrome.

Ten years after it was born, Google dominates the business of searching the web and is moving its software into new areas, such as mobile phones. It’s claiming that its new browser will give web users a faster and more reliable way of visiting websites which now feature all sorts of multi-media content.

In recent years, new browsers, such as Firefox and Safari, have begun to make an impact but Internet Explorer still has about three quarters of the market. Google has shown it can beat Microsoft in a number of areas; changing the ingrained habits of millions of web users will be quite a challenge.

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I am Vishal Gaikar, Engineer, Web Addicted, Living in Maharastra, India. Email Me @ vishal@techbucket.org

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