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Google I/O 2012 Streaming Video details revealed

Google I/O 2012 Streaming Video details revealed

This year's Google I/O has sold out in just a bit over 20 minutes, the fastest it's ever done so, and Google is well prepared for the "overwhelming" interest with video feeds galore! In addition, Google will be having Extended locations so you can get hands-on time with all of the hot Google action! What we've got below is details on all three days of technical Input/Output with streaming video sessions for all the most important moments!

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Google restores Chrome’s PageRank after 60-day penalty

Google restores Chrome’s PageRank after 60-day penalty

Back in January, it was discovered that Chrome’s PageRank was being boosted as part of a third party’s marketing campaign. Google claimed it had nothing to do with the effort, placing the blame solely on the marketing firm, Unruly Media. As a result, Google manually lowered the PageRank for a period of “at least 60 days.” That penalty has now come to an end, with Chrome’s normal PageRank restored.

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Firefox 11 brings Chrome imports and 3D DOM viewer

Firefox 11 brings Chrome imports and 3D DOM viewer

The eleventh version of Mozilla’s popular Firefox browser is upon us. Firefox 11 brings various improvements over version 10. The casual user can look forward to improved stability, fewer crashes, and security fixes, although there are two big stand out features. The first is the ability to import bookmarks and history from Google Chrome, and the second is a 3D rendering tool of webpages, designed to help visualize page elements as blocks.

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Google patches critical Chrome flaw 24 hours after first exploit

Google patches critical Chrome flaw 24 hours after first exploit

Google's Chrome web browser has been one of the only browsers to make it out of the annual Pwn2Own contest without being cracked. That record changed this year after Google offered up a total prize package of $1 million to be given out to the developers who could exploit vulnerabilities in Chrome. A Russian student was able to exploit a vulnerability in Chrome, which won the hacker $60,000 courtesy of Google.

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Google’s Chrome ratings deflate from metric change

Google’s Chrome ratings deflate from metric change

Google's Chrome browser took a small hit in the ratings recently, not due to any decrease in popularity but to an adjustment in the way that usage is measured. Market research firm Net Applications said that the pre-rendering technology used in Chrome had been inflating its usage share. The technology speeds up browsing by pre-loading web pages in the background that it predicts users will visit.

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