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Google Chrome is one of the fastest browsers available, and is widely being used on netbooks and low-end PCs. The browser has an active development team working behind it, but still it has several features missing.

I’m sure you would all like to see features like mouse gestures, Internet Explorer rendering, super drag etc in Chrome, and that is exactly …

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A group of well known venture capital and large private equity firms are pooling resources to make a bid to acquire eBay-owned Skype, according to a source close to the deal.

Investors in the proposed purchase may include newly-formed Andreesen Horowitz, Index Ventures (who were early investors in Skype before the ebay acquisition), and one or more multi-billion dollar …

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by Google, Internet, News

Internet giant Google added automatic translation to Google Docs on Thursday allowing users to translate documents into 42 languages.
The “Tools” menu on Google Docs now includes a “Translate Document” feature which provides a list of the various languages offered, which run from Albanian to Icelandic to Vietnamese.

A translation is done “in a matter of seconds,” Google said in …

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by Internet, News, Software & Utilities

Calling other people on Skype is free so you can talk whenever you want to – not just on special occasions. Call to check in with mum when you’re travelling, give your partner a goodnight kiss via video call when they’re away on business, or use it for your regular calls and catch ups. And, if you know people who …

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by Google, Internet, News

Google has just launched a new bunch of social gadgets for iGoogle, their popular personalized start page, letting you join with friends to do everything from collaborate on tasks to play games.

To start off they’re offering 19 new social gadgets, including a To-Do list gadget for getting tasks done with friends and a Scrabble gadget for, well, playing …

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by Google, Internet

Web analytics firm StatCounter released analysis on Monday stating that Microsoft’s new search engine, Bing, slightly increased the software maker’s share of the US search market in July. It now claims 9.41 percent, up from 8.23 percent in June.

The combined market share of both Microsoft and Yahoo in July was 20.36 percent, up slightly from 19.27 percent in June. …

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by Google, Internet, News

Anyone who has ever tried to use Gmail as a central hub for their Email has likely fallen prey to one of the service’s annoying flaws: there was no way to use another site’s outgoing SMTP servers to send Email. For the vast majority of people this wasn’t an issue — Gmail was happy to send your Email for you

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Perhaps with the benefit of hindsight, firing Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom as CEO in 2007 and paying out only 1/3 of the potential earnout wasn’t the best idea. Zennstrom seems to be holding quite a grudge.

eBay is developing new peer-to-peer software to run the Skype service, they revealed in a quarterly SEC statement.

The existing peer-to-peer software is …

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by Facebook, Internet, News

Do you remember when Facebook used to be thefacebook.com? Yeah, me neither. That was all the way back in 2005, before the company purchased the Facebook.com domain for $200,000. Now Facebook controls practically every Facebook domain from nearly every country.

However, we didn’t know until now that Facebook didn’t own Facebook.ir – the top level domain for Iranian websites.

With …

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Motorola really wants you to develop for Android handsets. More specifically, they really want you to develop for Motorola-made Android handsets. That’s why they’ve launched MOTODEV, an Android development resource for crackin’ out apps purposed for Motorola handsets.

It’s a two-part initiative, one seemingly a bit more exclusive than the other. If you can get into Motorola’s “App Accelerator …

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