Quick: name that huge search engine you use a lot that starts with G but isn't...Google. (Hint: it's a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony.) Right. It's Gracenote, the folks who help you identify all those tracks in your music library. Okay, it's not exactly a search engine in the conventional sense. But it does have 130 million tracks and TV listings across 28 countries. And it handles 15 billion queries a month. We've covered Gracenote's earlier APIs in a previous column.
Google's Chromebooks are about go get a whole lot better. The company today said Chromebooks will soon be able to run Linux in a virtual machine, where developers can code and even deploy Android apps directly to Chrome. Google says this is all about listening to its power users