Google Chrome blamed for new MacBook Air crashes

A spate of crashing new MacBook Air laptops running Google’s Chrome browser had the tech conspiracists in a tizzy, what with the frenemies relationship between iPhone-maker Apple and Android-creator Google. But the root cause of the problem turns out to be much more mundane: the MacBook’s graphic accelerator.

Google spent $70M on U.S. TV ads in 2011

A company that makes 96 percent of its revenue from advertising is becoming a massive media buyer itself — and in a far more traditional sense than one might at first anticipate.

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Google buys Apture to improve Chrome browsing experience

Apture, maker of in-page search technology, has been acquired by Google for an undisclosed sum. Apture staff will join Google’s Chrome team and work to improve the browser’s user experience, the startup announced Thursday.

How Google just won the enterprise with Chromebooks

Google unveiled a program that will basically let a business or educational institute run the entire company with Chromebooks — notebooks that are lightweight and attached to a web-based operating system — that are managed through a centralized web administrator.