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Google Now notifications coming to Chrome

Users of Google Chrome’s beta version will now have access to notifications from Google Now on their desktops. Google announced today that its intelligent notifications system, which is designed to bring users information about events, traffic, sports scores, package deliveries and more, will now have a home on its Chrome browser for Chrome OS, Mac… Read More

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RealNetworks tries to get back in sync with new ‘RealPlayer Cloud’ service

One of the original brands behind the Internet media revolution, RealPlayer, is making a push into the cloud era with a new service, RealPlayer Cloud, that aims to solve some of the toughest challenges involved in sharing and distributing videos online. RealNetworks calls it the first integrated video player and cloud service. The Seattle-based company… Read More

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Android’s Rubin changes roles, Google Chrome leader takes over

Google just announced a leadership change for the company’s Android group, with potentially meaningful implications for Google’s operating systems and apps: Andy Rubin, the longtime Android boss, is changing to a new role inside the company. Sundar Pichai, who already heads up Chrome and apps for the company, will be taking on leadership of Android,… Read More

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Microsoft releases IE10 preview for Windows 7

If you wanted to try out Internet Explorer 10 but are holding off on Windows 8, Microsoft is answering your call. The Redmond software giant today released an IE10 preview for Windows 7 users. IE10 was previously only available on Windows 8. Last month, Microsoft blogged about this and followed up on its promise of… Read More