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Late News: Google Advertises Google Chrome Browser On TV, China Reinforces Web Censorship, Barnes And Noble E-Reader

Search engine giant Google has released a pair of TV ads promoting its Google Chrome web browser. The two 90-second ads tell Americans who use Internet Explorer or another default browser about the options that they have and what Chrome can offer them.

The Chinese government has set up a new internet information governing body that analysts expect will reinforce its web censorship efforts. In a statement to the country’s State Council General Office, the government announced the creation of the State Internet Information Office, which will be responsible for directing, coordinating and managing the country’s online content.

Apple’s upcoming Mac OS X Lion operating system, which is expected to be launched this summer, will come with iOS-like capabilities for uninstalling applications. According to an article on Mac Rumours, developers going through the latest preview build version of the Mac OS X Lion released by Apple have discovered an app-uninstalling method that is similar to the one found on Apple’s iOS mobile operating system for the iPhone and iPad.

The next version of iOS will offer over-the-air updates, without the need to plug your iPhone/iPod into your computer, according to sources quoted by 9to5 Mac. There have been negotiations between Apple and Verizon Wireless over this development, though nothing is yet known about AT&T.

Online retailer and Amazon competitor Barnes and Nobel is expected to launch a new e-reader on May 24. According to Reuters, Amazon made a filing with the US Securities and Exchange board regarding a recent meeting with shareholders and analysts. It is expected that the e-reader will be more of a tablet device designed to take on both Amazon Kindle and Apple iPad.