Chrome Web Store
The preparation for Chrome OS is on and Google has launched Chrome Web Store. Right now the store is only available in the U.S., but will expand to many countries and currencies early next year.
Google also claims the number of Chrome users to reach 120 million users.
Also, Google has announced Chrome Netbook, a pilot programme meant for early user testing of Chrome.
“The test notebooks exist only to test the software—they are black, have no branding, no logos, no stickers, nothing. They do have 12.1 inch screens, full-sized keyboards and touch pads, integrated 3G from Verizon, eight hours of battery life and eight days of standby time. Chrome notebooks are designed to reach the web instantly, are easy to share among friends and family, and simply by logging in, all of your apps, bookmarks and other browser settings are there. Setting up a new machine takes less than a minute. And even at this early stage, we feel there is no consumer or business operating system that is more secure.”
Google Groups is on a beautification drive and Google has shared the first version of Google Groups (on the lines of Google Reader).
IE9 Gets Tracking Protection
In order to protect online privacy, IE9 has added tracking protection feature.
We believe that the combination of consumer opt-in, an open platform for publishing of Tracking Protection Lists (TPLs), and the underlying technology mechanism for Tracking Protection offer new options and a good balance between empowering consumers and online industry needs. They further empower consumers and complement many of the other ideas under discussion [details].
Salesforce Announces Database.com
Salesforce has announced database.com, an enterprise cloud database.
- Cloud: auto elasticity, auto security & auto backups
- Open APIs & Authentication: REST, SOAP & OAuth
- Social Data Model: profiles, feeds & status updates
Watch this intro video
The company has also announced freemium version of Chatter, the enterprise collaboration platform.