Tag: Chrome

If Google Had To Sell Chrome, Who Would Buy It? Here Are 5 Candidates

There are grim times ahead for big tech. Democrats are pushing for Congress to rein in firms such as Google, Apple and Facebook, while the EU has reportedly drawn up a list of 20 internet companies that will be subject to stringent new rules that curb their power.

At the weekend, Politico reported that the Justice Department and state prosecutors, who are investigating Google for alleged antitrust violations, are considering whether to force Google to sell its Chrome browser.

Chrome is by far the world’s most used browser, with almost 70% of the market on desktop computers and 64% on mobile, according to NetMarketShare.

If Google were forced to cleave its browser away from its advertising business, who would buy it? Here are some of the likely contenders:

Samsung

Samsung certainly has the funds to make big buys

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Microsoft Edge Declares Battle With Chrome With These Excellent New Features

Microsoft Edge has declared battle with its biggest rival Google Chrome with a bunch of excellent new features for businesses and consumers.

Microsoft Edge browser is growing in popularity—it’s number two to Google’s Chrome. Now, Edge is hoping to further grow its market share with the launch of a plethora of new features.

So, what’s new? Many of the Edge features are aimed at making shopping online easier and more private in the run up to the holiday season as most people shun the shops due to coronavirus. 

In a blog, Microsoft detailed new Edge features including price comparison in Collections to help you find the best deals. You can use this in Edge by adding a product to a Collection

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Feds may target Google’s Chrome browser for breakup

Justice Department and state prosecutors investigating Google for alleged antitrust violations are considering whether to force the company to sell its dominant Chrome browser and parts of its lucrative advertising business, three people with knowledge of the discussions said Friday.

The conversations — amid preparations for an antitrust legal battle that DOJ is expected to begin in the coming weeks — could pave the way for the first court-ordered break-up of a U.S. company in decades. The forced sales would also represent major setbacks for Google, which uses its control of the world’s most popular web browser to aid the search engine that is the key to its fortunes.

Discussions about how to resolve Google’s control over the $162.3 billion global market for digital advertising remain ongoing, and no final decisions have been made, the people cautioned, speaking anonymously to discuss confidential discussions. But prosecutors have asked advertising technology experts,

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Google secretly adds a cool new tab feature to Chrome

The arrival of tabs in web browsers may have given us a way of easily keeping more sites open at once, but managing all of these tabs became a problem in its own right.

Over the years, Google has added various new features to Chrome to make it easier to keep on top of a growing tab collection, and there is more on the horizon. A secret option hidden in the nightly build of the browser gives you a great new way to navigate tabs.

Having already added tab grouping and group collapsing, Google is now experimenting with a new scrollable tab bar. This is something that has been available numerous other browsers for some time, but it is only now that Google feels that Chrome users are ready for it.

The ability to scroll through tabs means that there is no need for Chrome to shrink them down to

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Spin Technology Introduces Risk Assessment for G Suite Applications and Chrome Extensions

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Spin Technology, Inc., announces the general availability of Application and Chrome Browser Extension Auditing for G Suite in a new offering called Spin Risk Assessment. Spin Risk Assessment reviews all marketplace and non-marketplace applications and extensions connected to an organization’s G Suite data. Using Artificial Intelligence, Spin Risk Assessment performs a security audit to identify operational, security, and compliance risks. Spin Risk Assessment is available as a feature in Spin’s flagship product SpinOne or can be purchased as a stand-alone product.

There are over 1,000 applications in the G Suite Marketplace and over 180,000 extensions for Chrome Browser. While most of these applications and extensions are excellent tools for increased productivity, others can introduce risk. Some are even designed to behave as a trojan horse for malicious behavior. The Spin Risk Assessment screens each extension and estimates potential risk based on 20 different criteria,

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The Best Chrome Extensions to Prevent Creepy Web Tracking

Almost every site you visit tracks you to try and link your browsing history to your interests and, in turn, show you targeted adverts. One minute you’re searching for a new desk, the next adverts for that furniture website you looked at are stalking you around the web

WIRED UK

This story originally appeared on WIRED UK.

If you want to get a sense of how you’re being tracked across the web take a little time to read (and disable) the cookie options that appear each time you visit a new site. They’ll give you a sense of what technology each website is using to track its visitors and the information they gather. (The consent preferences on WIRED are controlled by parent company Condé Nast).

With the Do Not Tracking setting in browsers becoming increasingly useless, web browsers are increasingly flexing their privacy credentials Apple’s Safari browser has boosted its

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A Google Chrome Extension Removed Over 100 Tons Of Marine Plastics

Ocean Cleanup Group (OCG) built a search engine that helps clean the ocean. Founded in December 2019, the non-profit organization is committed to saving the coasts and marine lives from plastic pollution.

The extension works like Google and, the more a user searches, the more relevant ads are shown. The difference is that OCG ends up getting a portion of the price that the advertiser is paying and uses the money to fund cleanup operations.

The project was born out of the idea to “help everyone make a difference from their homes”. The two founders Mike Powell and Jon Chambers wanted to create something that could encourage people “to make a change wherever and whenever they are”.

“While traveling, I was shocked at the extent of plastic waste in some countries, you hear and see news about it all the time, but seeing and

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These Chrome extensions protect you against creepy web tracking

Almost every site you visit tracks you to try and link your browsing history to your interests and, in turn, show you targeted adverts. One minute you’re searching for a new desk, the next adverts for that furniture website you looked at are stalking you around the web

If you want to get a sense of how you’re being tracked across the web take a little time to read (and disable) the cookie options that appear each time you visit a new site. They’ll give you a sense of what technology each website is using to track its visitors and the information they gather. (The consent preferences on WIRED are controlled by parent company Condé Nast).

With the Do Not Tracking setting in browsers becoming increasingly useless, web browsers are increasingly flexing their privacy credentials Apple’s Safari browser has boosted its anti-tracking tech and Firefox has blocked trackers by default

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