In an interview with BoomTown’s Kara Swisher, Sergey Brin said “I know, I know, it’s embarrassing.”
Molly McDonald writes:
“Chrome is a Web browser that was launched by Google earlier today. I’ve spent all afternoon testing it out and learning about all of the features, only to stumble upon something new just when I think I’ve got it all down. I tried to keep this screencast short, but there is a lot to show off. Unfortunately, Chrome is only available for Windows users but they say Mac and LInux versions are on the way. If you want to see Chrome in action before you download it (or if you’re not running Windows) then watch the screencast below:
Watch a video from the development team on the thinking and features behind Google Chrome.
One box for everything
Web search. Web history. Address bar. Suggestions as you type. One unified box serves all your browsing needs. Learn more.
New Tab page
Every time you open a new tab, you’ll see a visual sampling of your most visited sites, most used search engines, and recently bookmarked pages and closed tabs. Learn more.
Use web apps without opening your browser. Application shortcuts can directly load your favorite online apps. Learn more.
You can drag tabs out of the browser to create new windows, gather multiple tabs into one window or arrange your tabs however you wish — quickly and easily. Learn more.
Every tab you’re using is run independently in the browser, so if one app crashes it won’t take anything else down. Learn more.
Don’t want pages you visit to show up in your web history? Choose incognito mode for private browsing. Learn more.
Google Chrome warns you if you’re about to visit a suspected phishing, malware or otherwise unsafe website. Learn more.
Want to bookmark a web page? Just click the star icon at the left edge of the address bar and you’re done. Learn more.
When you switch to Google Chrome, you can pick up where you left off with all the bookmarks and passwords from your existing browser. Learn more.
No intrusive download manager; you see your download’s status at the bottom of your current window. Learn more.