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Microsoft Takes On Trolls In IE10 Ad Targeting Haters

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-ie10-ad-says-ie-sucks-2012-11

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Microsoft has dropped another of its “Browser you loved to hate” commercials, in which the company admits — and confronts — the fact that a lot of people just don’t like Internet Explorer.

And it’s completely charming.

The company started the quirky campaign in March of this year with a commercial that suggested IE was the browser you used only to download another, better browser. That spot, from CP+B, featured a guy ignoring his up-for-it girlfriend while he tried to uninstall Explorer from this PC. (The joke, for non-nerds, is that you cannot uninstall Explorer from a Windows machine.)

In the new commercial, a basement dwelling geek — signified by a lava lamp, an ET doll, double screen setup, etc. — attempts to troll Microsoft by repeatedly leaving the message “IE SUCKS” on comment boards and Twitter.

The company responds by extolling IE10’s virtues, including “IE adopts an island of kittens and donates them to children everywhere!!!” Check it out:

SEE ALSO: Internet Explorer 10’s ‘Do Not Track’ Function Is NOT Located In Its Privacy Settings

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Friday, November 30th, 2012 news No Comments

Aereo opens its streaming TV to Mac and Windows web browsers

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/17/aereo-opens-its-streaming-tv-to-mac-and-windows-web-browsers/

Aereo starts streaming TV to Mac and Windows web browsers

If you’d wanted to watch Aereo’s unique antenna-to-internet TV streaming until today, you had to tune in from an iOS device or Roku box. That’s not a lot of choice for placeshifting, is it? A fresh update to the company’s streaming service has widened the choices considerably for New Yorkers to include all the major browsers on Macs and Windows PCs. As long as you’re using a recent version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera or Safari, you can catch up on Ion or Telemundo while you’re checking email. About the only restrictions left are the continued lack of Android support and occasional lawsuits from traditionalist broadcasters.

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Thursday, October 18th, 2012 news No Comments

Google Chrome Now Has A Third Of The Browser Market Worldwide (GOOG)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/google-chrome-now-has-a-third-of-the-browser-market-worldwide-2012-8

Google Chrome lead in the browser market continues to grow.

Chrome accounted for 33.8% of the global browser market in July, an increase of more than ten percentage points from the year before, according to the latest data from StatCounter. Internet Explorer, the second most popular browser, had 32% of the market.

Google’s browser first passed Internet Explorer for a full week back in May and then took the top spot for the entire month of June.

While Chrome’s share of the market has been increasing, Internet Explorer and Firefox have been on the decline. Apple’s Safari browser has remained relatively stagnant at about 7% market share.Google Chrome Market Share

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Monday, August 6th, 2012 news No Comments

Chrome overtakes Internet Explorer in global browser share for the first time

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/01/statcounter-chrome-overtakes-internet-explorer-in-global-browse/

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Chrome’s share of internet use just inched past Microsoft’s Internet Explorer last month, laying claim to king of the web browsers. Statcounter’s analytics measured that 32.43 percent of its 15 billion page-views were done on Google’s browser, while Internet Explore took 32.12 percent and Firefox 25.55 percent. According to StatCounter, an upswing of over 0.6 percent to Firefox (from Internet Explorer) helped Chrome claim the top spot. The month rounds off some impressive growth for Chrome in 2012, which claimed second place in Statcounter’s results at the start of the year. Now, if Google could just get that mobile version out to more handsets, we could see how it fares against small-screen competition.

Statcounter: Chrome overtakes Internet Explorer in global browser share for the first time originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 01 Jun 2012 07:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Friday, June 1st, 2012 Uncategorized No Comments

Microsoft sets ‘do not track’ as default on IE10, ruffles feathers

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/01/do-not-track-is-default-on-ie10/

Microsoft sets 'do not track' as default on IE10, ruffles feathers

Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 won’t be the first major browser to pack a “do not track” component, but it’ll be the first to have it switched on by default. Though Microsoft doesn’t yet support the feature on its own websites, it plans to help hammer out the protocols by cooperating with industry, government and standards organizations in the months ahead. With Twitter’s support for the measure, the crew in Redmond isn’t the only one kicking the privacy ball forward. The Digital Advertising Alliance, however, isn’t pleased with the development, in no small part because it struck a deal with the White House to honor “do not track” so long as it’s not a default setting. Despite the move, Microsoft said it hopes users will choose to share their data with advertisers to receive more relevant advertising. Hit the more coverage links for added details on Microsoft’s feather ruffling.

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Friday, June 1st, 2012 news No Comments

Google Chrome Beats Internet Explorer To Become The World’s Most Popular Browser (MSFT, GOOG, AAPL)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-top-browsers-2012-5

Google’s Chrome browser, which doesn’t come pre-installed on any computer, has leapt past Internet Explorer, which is pre-installed in over 90% of all computers, to become the most popular web browser.

This comes from StatCounter, which tracks web traffic through its own widget. It’s not a perfect data set, but it seems to be as good as any other, and most other analytics groups seem to be illustrating the same trend.

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Monday, May 21st, 2012 news No Comments

Google Chrome Just Passed Internet Explorer To Become The World’s Most Popular Web Browser

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/google-overtakes-internet-explorer-as-most-popular-browser-2012-5

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After months of chipping away at its lead, Google Chrome has finally overtaken Internet Explorer to become most popular web browser worldwide.

Chrome’s share of the market rose to 32.8% in the week ending May 20, while Internet Explorer’s share of the market dropped to 31.9%, according to new data from StatCounter, via TheNextWeb. This marks the first full week that Chrome has beaten Explorer.

Google’s browser had previously topped Explorer for a single day back in March.

Mozilla’s Firefox is the third most popular browser with just more than a 25% of the market.

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Monday, May 21st, 2012 news No Comments

Google Chrome Just Passed Internet Explorer To Become The World’s Most Popular Web Browser

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/google-overtakes-internet-explorer-as-most-popular-browser-2012-5

Eric Schmidt at Chrome intro

After months of chipping away at its lead, Google Chrome has finally overtaken Internet Explorer to become most popular web browser worldwide.

Chrome’s share of the market rose to 32.8% in the week ending May 20, while Internet Explorer’s share of the market dropped to 31.9%, according to new data from StatCounter, via TheNextWeb. This marks the first full week that Chrome has beaten Explorer.

Google’s browser had previously topped Explorer for a single day back in March.

Mozilla’s Firefox is the third most popular browser with just more than a 25% of the market.

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Monday, May 21st, 2012 news No Comments

You Can’t Bully Users Into Loving A New Product

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/note-to-google-you-cant-bully-users-into-using-a-new-product-2012-5

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We’ve written many times about how Google is turning into Microsoft. Here’s another example.

Recently, author and former Star Trek star WIl Wheaton noticed that Google was requiring him to sign up and log in to Google+ before he could give one of his videos a thumbs-up vote on YouTube. He posted a nastygram to Google about it on his Tumblr site.

(Google isn’t doing this for every YouTube user yet, but is trying it out, according to Danny Sullivan.)

Google should know better. Microsoft has tried this same thing for years, and it doesn’t work.

MSN.com has been the home page for Internet Explorer for more than a decade. That means that every single PC sold since 1995 has had a direct link to MSN built into it. MSN Search became the default search engine in Internet Explorer back in 2001, and has stayed that way more or less since (although its name changed to Bing in 2009).

But Microsoft has NEVER been able to leverage Windows into a successful online business. Microsoft gets lots of traffic to its Web sites — including Microsoft.com — but none of the individual services are market share or mindshare leaders.

Worse yet, Microsoft has lost billions on its online business — more than $2 billion just in the last year.

Meanwhile, dozens of other online companies have been able to build huge, thriving online businesses without leveraging another product — Google, Facebook, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo, and too many others to count.

And what was Microsoft’s most successful new product in the last decade? The Xbox, which didn’t have any ties to Windows at all for years. (Even now, the ties are minimal.)

Google has to make Google+ compelling enough on its own to draw users. Forcing people to sign up for it may give Google some nice user stats to share on its earnings calls, but it won’t build long-term success or engagement.

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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 news No Comments

Chrome adopted by US State Department as optional browser, IE8 prepped for mid-March release (video)

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/05/us-state-department-adopts-chrome-as-certified-browser/

State department workers frustrated with their dated web browsers will get some relief very soon. At the latest town hall meeting, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was questioned on the update roll-out of secure, state-certified browsers and — prefacing with a chuckle — she announced that Google’s Chrome had started already begun its roll-out last month. For now, it’s an optional web browser for those not enamored with Internet Explorer — the only browser compatible with the full breadth of the Department of State’s IT system. Governmental workers that are fans of that big blue ‘e’ also got some good news — they’ll be seeing the roll out of Internet Explorer 8 from March 20th, with the department planning to leap over version 9 and straight into the loving embrace of Internet Explorer 10. Judging by the whoops and applause during the announcement (included after the break), we wouldn’t be shocked if those public servants hugged their updated PCs outright.

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