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Google Rolls Out Chrome 4.0 Beta and Updates Its Wave Platform

The search engine giant Google has launched the latest iteration of its web browser Chrome while it has also updated its Google Wave platform with the aim of facilitating interoperability amongst Wave servers.

The new version of Chrome offers a bookmark sync feature through which users can avoid the need for manually copying bookmarks amongst different computers and is likely to benefit users who use different computers, say one at work and another at home.

Explaining the feature in a blog post, Google mentioned “Once you've activated Google Chrome bookmark sync on each of your computers, any changes you make to your bookmarks will appear on all synced computers in just a few seconds.”

The new beta edition is also claimed to be 30 percent faster than its previous stable release based on Mozilla's Dromeao DOM Core tests.

Google has also updated the developer instance of its Wave platform which now allows companies with their own Wave servers to interact with the Google infrastructure through the Google Wave Federation Protocol.

Experts believe that Google Wave, which incidentally is built on a federated structure from scratch, can now be used by organizations to further their collaborative computing efforts through the open communication protocol.

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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.