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Chrome for a Cause: Browser Tabs Become Donations

To encourage use of the Google Chrome Web browser and raise money for charity, Google will be donating money to five charities based on the number of tabs Google Chrome users open each day from December 15th through 19th. Though Google doesn’t say how much will be donated, or what the value of a tab is, it’s a clever way to bring people to Chrome and help The Nature Conservancy, charity:water, Doctors Without Borders, Un Techo para mi País, and Room to Read. To participate, install the Chrome for a Cause extension, which counts tabs but does not record your browsing history. It’s probably also best to make Chrome your default browser for the four days via the button in the Basics view of Chrome’s Preferences window; you can reset the default browser setting in Safari’s preferences afterwards, if you wish.

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