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Week in Geek: Google Chrome Rises to the Top of the Browser Heap, Becomes #1

Our last edition of WIG for May is filled with news link goodness covering topics such as a smartphone hijacking vulnerability affects AT&T and 47 other carriers, a possible problem with Windows 8 booting too quickly, half of PC users are pirates according to a study, and more.

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Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 05/27/12

Comments (5)

  1. sudobash

    Die IE, DIE! You have cursed us long enough…

  2. question

    is it true that chrome knows what I ate last night ?

  3. cam2644

    IE is embedded and Chrome bundled in other downloads so Firefox’s strong share is down to its fine performance and the preference it enjoys with those who value their net freedom

  4. Anonymous

    As we throw off one digital master (IE) we turn to another (Google). Apparently, Google hasn’t violated us enough with their “policies” and products that treat everyone like digital cattle – or lemmings!

    I’m also reminded of an old saying that the road to hell is always paved with good intentions. That sort of makes me wonder where Google’s mantra of “do no evil” is really leading us.

  5. stuart

    @question
    Chrome only knows if you tell it! :-)

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