Google gains power over web as Microsoft rebuilds Edge browser on Chrome tech

CNET | 12/6/2018 | Stephen Shankland
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Microsoft will rebuild its Edge browser on Chromium, Google's open-source project that's the foundation of Chrome, in a move that gives Google even more dominance over the web.

Microsoft confirmed the move, reported earlier this week, in a blog post Thursday, saying the shift will take place over the next year. The company billed the change as an improvement for web developers who'll have less complexity on the internet and for Windows users who'll run into fewer websites that don't work correctly.

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But it also means that there's one less independent voice in establishing web standards and trying to improve the core part of browsers. Mozilla's Firefox and Apple's Safari,...
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