Chrome OS Pilot Program is Really All About the Data


When Google announced the Chrome OS Pilot with the Cr-48 notebook at the centerpiece, it was a great strategy to try and gain momentum for the platform. It’s also a really great way to get something that Google as an organization covets: lots of valuable data about how these devices can be used.

Remember, this is the company whose goal is to “organize the world’s information“. Surely they are doing the same thing specifically with Chrome OS hardware having these devices out in the wild.   @tquintana

User Profiles Are Coming to Chrome


As it stands, there’s a one to one relationship with an instance of Chrome. That means if you want to be able to use a different account in the browser you need to log out or use another Channel of the browser at the same time. When it comes to a Chrome OS laptop, in order to get into another account you need to log out entirely and log back in – if you are signed in with one account you cannot use another.   @tquintana

Latest from the Lab: +1


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Google has recently added another feature to their optional labs, +1, for websites and advertisements in their search results. It works like the ‘Like’ button for Facebook by pulling in information that you and/or your friends might find useful based on other +1s.   @tquintana

Chrome OS Devices Will Mass Ship in Second Half 2011, Be at Computex?




Four companies are expected to start selling Chrome OS notebooks in large quantities during the second half of 2011. The devices are expected to have between 10-12″ screen sizes, Intel Atom or NVIDIA Tegra 2 processors and one or more may have dual operating system support, according to the Taiwan-based Digitimes.   @tquintana

Turning on Google +1 Right Now in Experimental Labs



You can make an attempt to opt-in to Google’s new +1 service in search results by heading over to the Google’s Experimental site and turning the service on. I did not realize that you can go to this page, officially called Google Experimental Labs, and turn web-based features like this on before.   @tquintana