Chrome gets thumbs-up from India’s Biggest Star

Written by Amit Agarwal on Oct 22, 2010

Internet users spend a majority of their time inside a web browser yet a small percentage of them, discounting the tech-savvy crowd, may actually know what a browser is.

When a Google employee posed this question to a random set of people in the busy Times Square area of New York, less than 8% of them could get the answer right.

KBC, which is the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire quiz show, witnessed something slightly similar yesterday.

A contestant had this question on her screenWhich of the following is not a web browser? The choices were Firefox, Opera, Facebook and Google Chrome. You might find this easy but the young lady, who was a doctor by profession, could only answer this after taking an audience poll.

Big B likes Chrome

While the lady most definitely missed these print ads for Chrome that recently appeared in most Indian newspapers, Google’s web browser got some real praise from the host Amitabh Bachchan himself who said – “Chrome is a new browser, extremely beautiful and it runs very fast.”

The marketing team at Google India must be feeling lucky here because this surprise endorsement for Chrome comes from India’s biggest star on a hugely popular TV show and that too during prime time.

Here’s a video recording of the show (jump to 5m 18s).

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