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Briefly Tuesday morning the domain Google.com was available for purchase. The buyer, an ex-Google employee, paid $12 for the popular domain and had complete control, before it was revoked by Google.
Google is apparently testing a new design of all its websites with its latest "Canary" build of their Chrome browser that gets rid of the familiar black navigation bar on top of its sites.
Today, the front page of Google.com takes a rare journey into the commercial space as it has been turned into a really big front page ad for the company's Android 4.1-powered Nexus 7 tablet.
Two Microsoft security programs, Microsoft Forefront and Microsoft Security Essentials, briefly and mistakenly tagged Google.com to be infected with malware on Tuesday.