The Cloud’s Chrome Lining

With the formal beta launch of Chrome, Google is trying to redraw the browser-war battlelines. But with Microsoft's Internet Explorer dominating 72 percent of the market share, why take them on—especially considering IE's home-team advantage of being built into every Windows machine? Because Google wants your browser to do more than surf the Web. It already offers a free suite of software applications (e-mail, a word processor, spreadsheets, etc.) online—or in the "cloud," untethered from your hard drive. Chrome serves them all up in one neat package, like an online operating system. A breakdown: ...

Fast Chat With Blogger Brian Conley

The 2008 olympics showed off China's PR machine at its best. But blogger Brian Conley saw a different side of the Games: on Aug. 13, he was arrested and interrogated for 22 hours after videotaping a Free Tibet protest. Conley spoke with NEWSWEEK's Brian Braiker: ...

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