May 22, 2005
Carina AHO of L.A. rang in New Year's 2004 in Cuba, part of a 2 1/2-week trip to the country. Though it was difficult to get there -- she flew from Mexico and made arrangements through a Canadian travel agent -- she said it was worth it. "Go," wrote Aho, "before the Hyatt moves in and Cuba becomes just another Cancun." The teacher at L.A.'s Hamilton High shot this photo in Havana of a classic Buick that doubles as a taxi.
September 15, 2012 |
This week Google announced that it will be adding a 'do not track' ( DNT ) option to Chrome, its popular Web browser, by the end of the year. This sounds like a good thing, right? Who likes feeling that their every move is being followed on the Internet? But Google didn't make much of a deal about it. "We undertook to honor an agreement on DNT that the industry reached with the White House early this year ," a spokesman for the company said in a statement emailed to the Los Angeles Times . "To that end we're making this setting visible in our Chromium developer channel, so that it will be available in upcoming versions of Chrome by year's end. " Not exactly a lot of enthusiasm in there.
September 3, 2008 |
Google's much-anticipated Web browser, Chrome, arrived Tuesday like a shiny new sports car: It's streamlined, has some great new features and is very, very fast. Chrome, the most talked-about new tech product since the iPhone, became available shortly before noon as a free download -- for Windows only -- in what is officially called a beta test version. A short test drive shows that it could be a worthy contender for alpha browser. Not that it won't take some getting used to. Unlike the familiar Internet Explorer and Firefox, which put functions such as Print and Save at the top, Chrome goes for a minimalist look, with controls hidden under the hood.
September 2, 2008 |
Bidding to dominate not only what people do on the Web but how they get from site to site, Google Inc. plans to release a browser today to compete with the likes of Internet Explorer and Firefox. It's yet another salvo in the company's intensifying battle with Microsoft Corp., which last week released a beta, or test, version of Internet Explorer 8 that makes it easier to block ads from Google and others. "This is the first truly serious threat that Microsoft has faced from a well-funded platform," said technology analyst Rob Enderle, president of the Enderle Group.
September 5, 2008
Like a fly flitting around the kitchen, Google Inc. has pestered Microsoft Corp. with a series of free applications that nibble away at the software powerhouse's business. The lineup includes an e-mail program (Gmail), a photo application (Picasa), a word processor (Google Docs), even mobile phone software (Android). But its latest launch -- a Web browser called Chrome -- is a direct attack not just on Microsoft's popular Internet Explorer but on the heart of Microsoft's business, the Windows operating system.
September 3, 2008 |
Google Inc. reignited the Web browser wars Tuesday, releasing a competitor to Internet Explorer nearly a decade after Microsoft Corp. used its monopoly powers to win control of the market. When Microsoft crushed Netscape, it wasn't a fair fight. But this time, experts say, the software giant has found a strong rival in Google and its new product, Chrome. The winners could be consumers as the two companies try to outdo each other with new features to lure Web surfers, said Robert Lande of the American Antitrust Institute.