“It’s been a long time coming but Google Now is finally making its way to Chrome on the desktop,” Kevin C. Tofel reports for Gigaom.

“This morning, I set a reminder in Google Now on my iPhone and a few minutes later Chrome prodded me with a notification,” Tofel reports. “Don’t get super excited though: To make this happen, I had to install the Canary version of Chrome, which is a very experimental channel of Chrome.”

Tofel writes, “Adding in Google Now is just another piece of the puzzle for Google’s Chrome strategy, which is to boost engagement for its own products and services; even on devices that don’t run Chrome OS.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Super excitement? Not a worry here.

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