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It is hard to explain how dominant Microsoft IE or Internet Explorer was for online access. For years Microsoft IE was the tip of a range of technologies that integrated with online experiences that sustained Windows dominance.
I was a late adapter to online banking since for years my bank required the use of Microsoft IE. Microsoft IE security technology was required for anything in Korea due to a government mandated ActiveX security digital certificate that relied on Microsoft IE.
EU Plans Fresh Strike on Microsoft – WSJ.com – there a flaw in it as Microsoft could still configure the browsers and tweak them to make them difficult to alter guaranteeing MSN / Live / Bing ‘unwilling’ traffic off 404 pages and the search box in the browser chrome
Microsoft calls off EU antitrust hearing over IE – Microsoft legal counsel accused EU of being inflexible in that they wouldn’t fit in around MS’ busy diary to discuss Microsoft IE
A.L.L. = Afghan Lessons Learned for Soldiers – interesting site by US servicemen looking to plug the knowledge gaps that US DoD training leaves. Using a blog platform for simplicity
Cathay Pacific – Meet the team who go the extra mile to make you feel special – really nice bit of flash work that encourages you to play with the animation
Google eats Microsoft’s lunch with the launch of Google Wave | Econsultancy – really surprised at how hard Microsoft PR and marketing teams got played on this launch. The ironic thing was that Google took this straight out of the Microsoft playbook
Panasonic: Open-source smartphones are the future » VentureBeat – Panasonic is going to re-enter foreign mobile phone markets with new open source-based phones
Total Telecom – Sea change at Nokia – interesting analysis of the Nokia business