We finally get the Chrome beta for Mac. It only took a year and we wonder how many years the browser will be in beta. Our money is on two. Apple acquires Lala for an undisclosed amount of money. Is iTunes streaming is on the horizon? Plus, a developer gets banned from the App Store because of some review shenanigans.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Twitter and Facebook questions! Okay, they weren't that hard-hitting.
More than a year after they threw back the curtain on the Windows beta, Google has finally unleashed a beta version of their Chrome browser for the Mac. So, was it worth the wait? And more importantly, in its present state, is Chrome compelling enough to make you move from Safari, Firefox, Opera, et al? Let’s find out.
Since Google purchased YouTube, the wildly popular video sharing site has endured a number of growing pains as it works to reinvent itself into a more commercial-minded portal. One of those pains came to light this week as YouTube announced it’s cutting off API access to at least one maker of set-top boxes tied to televisions.
You may have heard around the Internet rumor mill that Google is
currently hosting a Chrome OS event where journalists and bloggers
alike were invited to preview the brand new operating system from
everyone's favorite search provider. Well, we're not there, but
Gizmodo is! We'll provide you with some key highlights from the event
as time progresses. Stay tuned! And check back at the end of the day
for all the relevant Apple/Google Chrome OS information.
Did you hear that collective nerdgasm 10 minutes ago? Yeah, that was
because of a new rumor that Google Chrome OS will be available for
download soon. TechCrunch,
while vague about whether this will be an alpha release (i.e. download
from source and proceed at your own risk) or a legitimate beta release,
says that you will be able to download it within the next week.
CNET reports that the long-awaited Chrome browser from Google will be released into beta in early
December. The information came from a post in Google’s online discussion group
for developers of extensions to Chrome.