Chris Merriman

  • Google Kills Flash Advertising in Chrome for Good

    Google has delivered what could be the killer blow for the much maligned Adobe Flash. The company has stated that from tomorrow it will turn Flash adverts into static images to protect against potential malicious code injections. First announced in June, the move has been trialled in the Beta Channel and is rolling out to stable browser users beginning Tuesday.

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  • Google, Microsoft, and Amazon Pay to Unblock Ads

    Adblock Plus has been taking money from major tech companies to have their ads unblocked. Google was the first company revealed to have paid for whitelisting with the popular advert blocking extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, but now it appears that Amazon and Microsoft have also paid Adblock Plus for whitelisting.

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  • Facebook Drops Microsoft's Bing to Do Its Own Search Thing

    Facebook has ditched Microsoft's Bing search engine as a provider, in favor of a proprietary engine. There had previously been an option to view Bing results during a Facebook search, but over the past few days it has disappeared without notice. The move to its own engine, based on the much heralded Social Graph, will allow Facebook to focus the results on comments, photogr ...

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  • Google Gives Older Browsers a Retro Look

    Google users who have out-of-date Web browsers have begun to encounter the consequences of a policy decision that the Web search giant made in 2011. On the Google user forums over the weekend, a number of contributors, particularly those using older versions of Opera, began to notice that the Google homepage had regressed back to an earlier version.

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