Chrome Touts Hatsune Miku


Google Chrome has drafted in none other than Hatsune Miku to tout its benefits to computer users in Japan and beyond, with the latest Chrome advertising campaign carrying a video featuring the world’s foremost virtual diva.

Her video:

The campaign features artists from various countries, putting Miku amidst such distinguished company as Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.

Japan’s browser market is generally held to reflect the depressingly backwards nature of the Japanese Internet (as anyone exposed to the cutting edge 1980s design of such sites as 2ch, or the HTML disaster zones of huge blogging platforms like FC2, can readily attest) – Internet Explorer still maintains a stable 50% share, much higher than in other developed markets.

Whether Miku’s support is enough to bring Chrome up to the standard of such notoriously godly browsers as Internet Explorer remains to be seen…

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