CALIFORNIA: Internet search giant Google has released a new browser called Chrome in a bid to expand its huge lead in the search engine market and reduce its rival’s dominance over personal computers.
The free browser is being touted as a sleeker, faster, safer and reliable alternative to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) that is still used by three-quarters of the world’s web surfers.
Among Chrome’s features is a navigation bar where users can either enter a web address or a search request that will be processed through their search engine of choice, which Google of course hopes will be itself.
Chrome is also expected to attract some users of Firefox, which has grabbed more than 10 per cent of the browser market with the help of an advertising and search alliance with Google. The News, 3/9/2008