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...

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: I heard about your arrest through [the Web]. Word spread quickly online.So I've heard. I didn't really know anything until Friday the 22nd, when the embassy came to the detention center … There was a lot of bluster from the...

Q&A: Conan's Replacement, Jimmy Fallon

Last Week NBC Announced—as if we didn't know already—that Jimmy Fallon will succeed Conan O'Brien as host of "Late Night" when O'Brien kicks Jay Leno out of "The Tonight Show" next year. Fallon spoke to Brian Braiker: Do you prefer Conan with the beard or without?I liked Beardo Conan. Are you tapping him for help?Completely. I'm going to stalk him. Just sit in the crowd for as many shows as I can. Are you prepared for a backlash?I know I'm going to get hit. You can't...

White Milk In His Veins

Like most glam-rock gods, White Gold loves the white stuff. No, not the Bolivian marching powder—this guy gets high on milk. The dude drinks it mid-shred, right out of his transparent guitar.If you've never heard of White Gold, it's probably because he doesn't really exist: he's the star of a new advertising campaign from the California Milk Processor Board. Imagine mock-rockers Spinal Tap shilling for Big Dairy in a naked bid to reach spin-savvy teenagers while they reach for sodas. "This...

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