Google looks set to expand its domination of the online world, following the launch of its new Chrome web browser. The company didn't rule out embedding adverts directly into displayed pages - much as it does with its email service - according to coverage by ZDNet.
The development of Chrome was a "huge investment" for the company, said Sundar Pichai, Vice President Product Management, despite being based on the open source Webkit software used for the forthcoming Android mobile browser - and latest versions of Safari iPhone 3G browsers.
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The entirety of Chrome (available for download today for Windows XP and Vista) is open source, with significant elements being used from Firefox and Webkit. The so-called Chromium open source project can be found, under a "very permissive" license, here at Google. Pichai confirmed that Google is "working very hard on Mac and Linux versions".