Google TV, The new service from Google


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Google will further expand the territory to our living room. The ambitious new service from search engine giant will allow people to watch TV and at the same times also browse the Internet. Google, Sony, Intel and Logitech jointly published Google TV in San Francisco today, which will combine the Internet and TV. Google high-level officer vowed, though many other competitors such as Apple TV have failed, but we will success.

In software developers conference San Francisco, Google product manager Rishi Chandra said: “Google TV is a new platform, we believe it can change the future of television. Internet users do not need choose between TV and web; they can use both at same time.”

Google TV will be supported by Google Android and the Chrome Web browser, it can be provide from upcoming Sony’s TV online, or log in through Logitech’s mobile device products.

Sony and Logitech said their Google TV products will be lunched in United States, the release time is at the Christmas holiday shopping season. Global launch time is next year.

Edited By Henry Lu

Satisfactory performance of IE 8 blocks malicious website


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A study found that for blocking malicious website which can lure internet users to download virus or trojan, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 is not only leading four other commonly used web browsers: Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera, but also the leading margin is growing up.

Research report from Product analysis firm NSS Labs point that: Windows Internet Explorer 8 provides the best protection to help protect against social engineered malicious software. Such malicious software can lure internet users to trust a website, but the website has been embedded with malicious software, and can be directly downloaded to the victim’s computer and execute it.

Reporting statistics is done by testing 562 this kind of website, and IE8 blocked 85% of them, the best performer. Compare with, Mozilla Firefox 3.5.7 and Apple Safari 4.0.4 each of them can block 29% of them. Google Chrome 4.0.249.78 blocks 17%, while Opera 10.10 can only block less than 1% of the malicious websites.

General speaking, the test of NSS Labs is first collected 12,000 malicious sites, and then confirmed that 562 of them still in operation with definition of social engineering malware sites, and then run the test.

Remember, the browser security has also include other important aspects, such as plug-ins , JavaScript, or implementation of security-oriented plug-in, functions of block drive-by exploits, and security vulnerability response time.

Edited By Henry Lu

Microsoft’s IE Web browser is losing the market share to Firefox, and Google Chrome


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According to the report from Internet research institutes Net Applications in November, Microsoft (Microsoft Corp.; MSFT-US), Web browser, the IE is gradually losing market share, and Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome is slowly take over market position of IE.

For 3 months, Internet Explorer has loss at least 1% of market share. In November the market share of IE drop to a new historical low of 63.6%. During the 2008 period, Microsoft’s IE has lost 8% total market share.

Microsoft launched the latest version of the IE8 in March this year, and hope to improve safety of IE and offers more modern new products that can keep the pace of Internet users. But even IE8 officially launched, It still didn’t slow down its market decline.

Firefox is expected to reaching 25% market share in the Internet browser market and the present market share in November had reached 24.7%. Google’s Chrome grows rapidly and its market share rose from 0.4 to 3.9%.

Google already pointed out, Chrome is currently only available for Windows computer system, and Apple version will be published in 2010.

Edited By Henry Lu

Google Chrome released new trial software


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When Google just released their own web browser, the Google Chrome, it received great attention and high expectation from the public and the download rate used to break record. However, through time goes by, other browsers such as Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer and Opera have renewed their software quickly,

this made Google Chrome lose its radiance gradually, Fortunately, Google official blog has announced that recently, they had provided new Google Chrome trial version for web users to download in order to retrieve their reputation.

According to the information provided by Google official site, the best thing for new Google Chrome version is its speed has been increased greatly: compare the speed of new version with the old through V8 benchmark from Google itself, the operation speed of the new version increased 25%; if using Sunspider benchemark to make the comparison, the speed has increased 35% than the old version. The more important fact is that operation speed of new version seems improved nearly one time comparing with the former trial software.

The only one flaw of Google Chrome is, not like Firefox, Opera and Safari which support multi platforms, currently it only support Microsoft Windows Vista or XP SP2+ system. Wish Google Chrome development team won’t let Mac and Linux users wait for to long…

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Google Chrome will develop Mac and Linux version


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Google Chrome has released the new version. The new versions Chrome has mortified some details and start to support Firefox extension-Greasemonkey, which help Firefox develop a lot more functions.

It expands the functions of Google Chrome and allows the users to customise their internet browser according to their needs.

At the same time, Google also said they plan to release Mac OS X and Linux version in the first half year, aiming to let more people use Chrome.

How to use Greasemonkey scripts in Google Chrome

The most exciting thing about Google Chrome since it was released is the speed. However, the defect of Chrome is it doesn’t support any extension. But from now on, Google Chrome will start to support Greasemonkey Scripts. People who are using Greasemonkey must feel very courageous about this new change.

What is Greasemonkey?

Greasemonkey is a Firefox plugin. It allows the users to re-organise the content of the web page they are checking. You can use No Script and then let Greasemonkey re-read the original page again. The most important thing about Greasemonkey is, it allows you to combine different web pages together, this is something can not image for JavaScript via XML/HTTP Request.

Edited By Vicky Yin

Google: The web browser will be the Operating System in future


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CEO of Google China said: we never plan to develop a new Operating System for computer, because in future all the services are built on the cloud computing and operating system will be replaced by web browser gradually. The web browser will be the new operating system in future.

But right now it is still quite impossible for users to skip the operating system and use the web browser when turn on the computer; however, web browser is more and more important than the operating system.All Google services are built on internet, which is also called cloud computing. All the applications include searching engine, e-mail and also office applications are run on this cloud system. Public believed that Google Chrome is the starting point of its cloud computing service.

CEO of Google China said: Many people asked me whether we want to develop our own operating system, but why we need to? In future all computers only need good web browsers, and it is unnecessary for Google to develop a new Operating System which will be out of date. 15 years ago, 95% of software applications were built on the operating system, and soon in future, all the applications can be accessed on the web browser, just liked Windows replaced DOS.

Experts believe that Google’s idea is current trend, and it is definitely traditional operating system will be replaced by web browser. This is the ambitious plan of Google. At the time when Microsoft distributed its Window OS, It asked many software developers to develop the applications which are compatible with window. Now Google is also using the same strategy on the social network now, and developed the API which can allow external developers to use as their developing template.

However, in this moment it is impossible to replace Operating System with the web browser. There are still many applications need the stand-along operating system to run, for example, the Photoshop, online game etc..

According to Google, there are 10 million Chrome Browser users. However from the survey report of Net Application. The market share of Chrome is only 0.83% on November this year. Firefox and IE take 20.78% and 69.77% separately.

 

 

Edited By Henry Lu

Google finished the testing stage of beta version for Chrome web browser


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The Google has finished the testing stage for Chrome Browser. Marissa Mayer, the vise CEO of Google, announced this on Le Web 08 conference in Paris. New Users can download the Official Chrome from Google ,

and there will be automatic update for the old users with beta version. If you want to know your Chrome received the latest update, Click About page on the Chrome, and select update. Usually Chrome will check itself for the update every 5 hours.

Sundar Pichai, the Google development manager said, the new Chorme is more stable and we have fixed many bugs from the old version, especially on the multimedia area. And also new Chrome is about 50% faster. There are new functions for new Chrome, includes management system for import and export tags for administrators and a better security options. The development team still working on the RSS Feed and data sheet, but the priority tasks are Chrome for Mac/Linux and Plug-in Support.

Pichai said, our development information is transparent. User can go to Chromium.org to get our latest development stage or download the Google Chrome Channel Chooser to access the any update and even the last night’s developing result.

Compare with other Google product. The development speed of chrome is very fast (only take 100 days from beta version). Pichai said the Chrome has achieved Google’s stability and performance standard, and have passed all internal testing. Google has the great plan for Chrome, not only for its performance but also reputation. Google wished the Chrome can be accepted widely from common internet users to the enterprise and become the default build-in web browser for every new computer.

Edited By Henry Lu

Web browser Battle, Microsoft IE8 vs Google Chrome


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The battle between Google and Microsoft for the web browser market reaches another high point as the search engine giant Google announce the new web browser, the Chrome, which declares war on Microsoft’s IE. Web Browser is the interface for internet users, and for the Google and Microsoft, it has an important strategy position for the battle of web-based application market in the future.

Web browser market is the first battlefield for Google and Microsoft, and the two giants both see each other as the biggest competitor. A week ago before Google announce its Chrome; Microsoft released its beta vision of Internet Explorer 8. The IE8 has the security feature that enable internet users to block their Google search record and behavior and hence Google cannot provide needed ads for users. 97% Google’s income comes from online ads, and if Google don’t fight back, the circumstance will be extremely disadvantageous after Microsoft fully launches the IE8.

The 50% Microsoft’s income comes from its application software package likes “Windows OS” and Office. For Google, the web itself is a free software platform, and from last 2 years, Google launched many free online services like calendar, google email, and notebook. Internet users can access these applications by logging in his Google account from any computer. The advantage of Chrome Web Browser is it enables internet users to use these free applications on the internet without running the installation. And User can access all these software from any PC with internet access and Chrome Web Browser. The Chrome’s “Web Based Operation System” will have the great impact on Microsoft’s traditional software package and Its Window applications which are the main income source for Microsoft.

Web Browser is the Door to the Internet

The Ultimate Goal for Google is to develop its own Operation System. The top point of sale for Chrome is its integration of web applications from Google itself and other company. Forrester’s analyst, Sheri McLeish said “Google won’t make big money from Chrome, but Chrome will be the great mediator to transfer internet users to its Search Engine and online software applications. And the Google’s strategy is to take over the desktop applications from Microsoft”. In future, Google’s sales will not only focus on its Search Engine and Online ads, “online application” will be Google’s new web market battlefield.

“What we really need is not just a Web Browser, but a new platform for the web and online applications”, Google said on its official Blog. In the Future, Google wishes all the internet users can go the World Wide Web controlled by Google to access all the information and applications they need when users turn on their PC. The one last step Google lack of is the Web Browser, and it plays the key role for this achievement.

Facing threatening form Google, Microsoft’s Chief Manager for IE, Dean Hachamovitch has the great confidence for the IE8. “I think most users still favor IE, and we need to think how to create better and better user interface for the integration of web browser + application, and make our customers always stick with our products. The Chrome can’t take over all window applications because its function limitation at beginning, and Chrome’s market share now can only be improved by Google’ brand name, not its functions.And it can’t be the killer for the IE and Window in the future”. The war between Google and Microsoft will continue and it is impossible for one of them to take over the other in a short period time.

Edited By Henry Lu

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