An “accidental” leaked screencast appeared today of Microsoft’s next web browser, Internet Explorer 9 (IE9). It’s slimmed down profile resembles the Google Chrome browser .
Published February 6, 2010
Tags: business, microsoft
Ouch! Headline says it all.
See below graph and story via Silicon Valley Insider whose Chart of the Day details Microsoft’s operating income.
Google search dominates US and global markets. Bing drops. Yahoo Search falls too.
A recent Mashable post on search market share that shows Google dominating both the US and global markets.
According to Experian Hitwise, Google increased its market share up 1% from from 70.24% to 71.08% in the US. Microsoft‘s Bing however struggles to maintain growth, dropping 5% in the US from 9.48% to 8.96% for September 2009.
Even more remarkable, Net Applications’ Market Share Report shows Google above 80% market share globally. See their report and graph here.
Google gains ground even over the second largest shareholder, Yahoo Search, drops 3% to 16.38% in US market share. Clearly the search engine giant, Google offers online consumers more with its algorithmic results.
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IE8 setup change hints at further concessions to EU in antitrust fight
Microsoft on Thursday bowed to critics involved in the company’s European antitrust case who have accused it of silently changing users’ default browsers, a move that may be aimed at Brussels-based regulators.
Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) will no longer replace a PC’s default browser when a user selects the already-checked “Use express settings” option in the setup screen, Microsoft said on Thursday. Both Opera Software and Mozilla had hammered Microsoft in May over the tactic, accusing the company of force feeding IE8 to users with Windows Update, and silently changing the default browser on PCs.
Read the full article here.
via IE8 setup change hints at further concessions to EU in antitrust fight.
Microsoft recently warned of vulnerability in its Video ActiveX Control that could allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to execute malicious code on computers running Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server.
How to Protect Your Computer
Go to Microsoft’s Security Research & Defense Blog and visit the link to disable the vulnerability.