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Google to pull Chrome plug on OS X Leopard

Google will pull the plug for Chrome running on OS X 10.5, aka Leopard, after it releases version 21, which is currently in beta and will reach the browser's stable channel next month.

Privacy groups hail Google, FTC settlement over Apple Safari tracking

Privacy advocates welcomed news of a possible Google proposal to settle Federal Trade Commission charges related to its surreptitious tracking of Safari users.

Google's Schmidt says China censorship will fail

After carefully working with China for the past two years, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt bluntly predicted the fall of the Great Firewall of China.

Report: Google, FTC near deal on Safari privacy violation

Google is close to a deal with the Federal Trade Commission to pay a record fine of $22.5 million related to violating the privacy of millions of Apple Safari users.

Yahoo, Facebook settle patent dispute

Yahoo and Facebook have settled a patent dispute, according to a statement Facebook released Friday afternoon.

Get this app: Can I Stream It?

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If you're looking to stream a specific movie, Can I Stream It? will tell you which streaming services carry that title.

Online Storage Face-Off: Google Drive vs. Dropbox

When these online storage sluggers come out fighting, will there be a knockout, or just a bloody match?

Remains of the Day: Mishmash

Apple bids adieu to its vice president of numbers, the story of how RIM failed to hit AT&T's softball pitch, and Google is crashing your MacBook.

Help wanted: Apple using Oracle, IBM servers in data center

Apple is running servers from IBM and Oracle with flavors of the Unix operating system at its Malden, North Carolina, data center, according to a job entry posted on the company's website.

Google on iOS: All about the ecosystem

Google announced on Thursday that it's bringing its Chrome browser and Google Drive cloud storage services to iOS. But given that Chrome will be limited in what it can do, why is the company even bothering?

TechHive: Have fun with Google Hangout

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Google Hangouts is a browser-based video chat service included as part of Google+. Whether you’re organizing a cross-country tabletop gaming experience, having a meeting, performing, or chatting with friends, the service provides a lot of smart touches to make it easy to use and easier to play with.

Set up your Mac for remote file access

Setting up your Mac for remote file access can be handy when you need to retrieve an errant file while on the road. Dan Moren walks you through the process of setting it up.

Google Now takes on Apple's Siri

With its new Google Now smart assistant, Google hopes to take search to another level -- and take on Apple's Siri.