Google earns nearly £10 million a day from ads Google announced an increase in profits Thursday, claiming to have earned £900 million ($1.47 billion) in the second quarter of 2009. Total revenues were over £3.3 billion - a three per cent increase over the first quarter of 2008. TechRadar

Google releases Chrome 2.0.172.37 The newest version delivers the typical tweaks and bug fixes. Of the more significant fixes is one which updates the V8 Javascript engine to version 1.1.10.14 and another that solves memory corruption in the browser process. Google Chrome Blog

Chrome OS faces integration challenges Whether you’re rooting for them or not, Google has successfully launched countless innovative and useful Web services. Chrome OS is nearly guaranteed to be great at what it is meant to do – but will it succeed as a whole? InformationWeek

Microsoft prepares to dominate global console market The Nintendo Wii is currently the number one selling console. However, there are indications that Microsoft has unleashed a carefully devised strategy to ensure its global domination of the console market. TG Daily

Yahoo board member Icahn wants Microsoft deal Activist investor Carl Icahn spoke out in favor of a search deal between Yahoo and Microsoft, as talks between the two companies appeared to regain momentum. Reuters

Microsoft changes IE8 default settings Microsoft has made changes to the first-run experience in its Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) browser to allow users to more easily change their default browser selection. eWeek

Microsoft hiring store managers If you’re out of work and have an interest or background in IT or retail leadership, Redmond might have a gig right up your alley. They’re looking to fill some management positions at their upcoming outlets. Microsoft