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+ - Chrome for Android Is Now Almost Entirely Open Source

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa writes: After lots of work by Chrome for Android team and a huge change, Chrome for Android is now almost entirely open source, a Google engineer announced in Reddit. Over 100,000 lines of code, including the Chrome’s entire user interface layer, has been made public, allowing anyone with the inclination to do so to look at, modify, and build the browser from source. Licensing restrictions prevent certain media codecs, plugins and Google service features form being included, hence the "almost". This is on par with the open source Chromium browser that is available on the desktop.

+ - Jobless Claims In United States Hit 15-Year Low->

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa writes: The average number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits over the past four weeks dropped to a 15-year low, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen. In the period that ended May 16, four-week average for jobless claims decreased from 271,750 to 266,250. The figure corresponds to the week the government surveys employers to calculate the monthly payroll data: on a weekly basis, applications rose by 10,000 to 274,000. Such a limited pace of dismissals indicates companies are anticipating a pickup in demand for their goods and services in the coming months. More job security that sparks bigger wage gains would help propel consumer confidence and make households feel more comfortable spending. A positive feedback loop is getting stronger in the U.S. economy.
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