It’s shiny, it’s new, it’s Google Chrome

Word is spreading today about Google’s open-source browser project, called Google Chrome. Blogoscoped has the scoop, which came in the form of a comic book by Scott McCloud, detailing the project.

This looks like a very interesting project, and I think it can’t hurt to have more competition in the browser area. Google is playing this as nicely as possible by open-sourcing things, with perhaps part of the reason to try to defend against monopoly accusations — after all, Google already owns a lot of what’s happening inside the browser, and some may feel owning a browser too could be a little too much power for a single company (Google could, for instance, release browser features that benefit their sites more than most other sites… as can Microsoft with Internet Explorer). For now, until Chrome is released in a testable version, how much of the speed, stability and user interface promises will be fullfilled — and how much of the interface you’ll be able to configure in case you don’t like it — remains to be seen.

Via Xoost (public stream).

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Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

3 thoughts on “It’s shiny, it’s new, it’s Google Chrome”

  1. I was just reading about this. Interesting to see what this will look like, for sure. I see no reason for them not to get into this market though.

  2. The beta version is now available. Interesting features. We’ll see how they pan out. I’m playing with it now. So far so good.

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