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Noon News: Google Chrome 14 Released, Google Search Antitrust Probe, Netflix Qwikster

Google has introduced the Native Client on the newest version of its Chrome web browser, Chrome 14. The Native Client, which was first launched in the beta version of Chrome last month, will allow developers to securely run C and C++ code inside the web browser. The latest version of Chrome also comes with Google’s Web Audio API.

A probe being conducted by the US Federal Trade Commission into Google’s search dominance could shed some light on how the search engine giant decides search ranking for websites.

Google has dished out a new ad on YouTube for its upcoming Google Wallet mobile payments service, indicating that it might be nearing its launch. The ad is a reworked version of a scene from popular yesteryear American sitcom ‘Seinfeld’ and features George Costanza.

Microsoft is once again considering an attempt to acquire beleaguered internet giant Yahoo, more than two years after it tried unsuccessfully to buy the company for $45 billion in cash and stock.

Netflix has announced on Sunday night that it will change the name of its DVD business to Qwikster, one which will be headed by Andy Rendich, its current head. It's worth noting that this is not a full fledged spinoff but just a change of name which highlights the fact that streaming is what Netflix considers to be its long term future.

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