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Ad fraud trends: Which browser has the most bots?

Microsoft's browser has the highest levels of ad fraud, followed by Google's, according to a new study.

07/09/2016  |  Full story...

Microsoft starts phasing out Internet Explorer

Microsoft is axing support for older versions of its Internet Explorer browser, urging Windows users to upgrade to the newest version or begin using new browser Microsoft Edge.

08/01/2016  |  Full story...

Microsoft unveils new web browser ‘Edge’

Microsoft has confirmed its new web browser, code-named Project Spartan, will be called Microsoft Edge, set to replace Internet Explorer.

05/05/2015  |  Full story...

Internet Explorer RIP: Microsoft axes toxic brand for new browser

Microsoft is ditching the Internet Explorer brand, replacing it with a new ‘streamlined’ internet browser for Windows 10.

19/03/2015  |  Full story...

Microsoft's ‘Spartan’ browser to offer alternative to Internet Explorer

Microsoft is planning on launching a new browser to co-incide with its Windows 10 operating system, due to go live later this year.

13/01/2015  |  Full story...

Samsung 'overtakes Apple for global mobile traffic'

Most of the world’s mobile traffic now comes from Samsung phones, with the South Korean manufacturer overtaking Apple and Nokia for the first time last month, according to new research.

12/07/2013  |  Full story...

Microsoft resurrects ‘Start’ button for Windows 8 after user complaints

Microsoft is bringing back the starts button to the desktop version of its new Windows 8 operating system, after a raft of complaints from users.

03/06/2013  |  Full story...

Internet Explorer 10 ‘will run Flash’ after surprise U-turn

In a surprise move, Microsoft has reversed its decision to ditch Flash support for its new Internet Explorer and Windows 8 products.

12/03/2013  |  Full story...

Microsoft fined £484m for breaching browser antitrust deal

Microsoft has been fined €561m (£484m) in Europe for failing to promote a range of web browsers, rather than just Internet Explorer.

07/03/2013  |  Full story...

Online ad trends: Third of Brits likely to drop IE 10 over ‘Do Not Track’ plans

British consumers have warned they could stop using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) browser over the software giant’s Do Not Track initiative, according to a new survey looking at online ad trends. The study, from MediaSyndicator, found that despite widespread concerns over data and privacy, 87% of UK consumers find benefits of online tracking services useful. The 2012 Digital Tracking Research was carried out by YouGov to poll the views of 1,987 UK adults aged 18+ on a range of digital tracking issues.

29/11/2012  |  Full story...

Top ad execs blast Microsoft for 'Do Not Track' defaults in IE 10

In an open letter, an influential US-based lobbying group for the advertising industry has criticised Microsoft's decision to enable Do Not Track as the default setting in Internet Explorer 10. The Association of National Advertisers wrote a letter to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, saying the "do not track" default setting would "undercut the effectiveness of our members’ advertising..." and ultimately "harm consumers, hurt competition, and undermine American innovation and leadership in the Internet economy."

04/10/2012  |  Full story...

Google finally adds ‘Do Not Track’ option to Chrome

Google is to add a 'Do Not Track' option to its Chrome browser, letting users opt out of developers and advertisers tracking their web surfing habits. The move follows similar features already rolled out to Internet Explorer, Safari, and Firefox. The option will enable users to confirm the websites and advertisers that they don’t want to get followed.

17/09/2012  |  Full story...

Microsoft sparks ad controversy again- ‘Do Not Track’ set as default for new IE browser

Microsoft has stuck to its guns over a controversial decision to implement ‘Do Not Track’ options as the default setting for its forthcoming Internet Explorer 10 browser. The move has already sparked outcry from advertisers who fear it will drive down the effectiveness of targeted ads. Internet Explorer 10 will automatically block personal information gathered from users web browsing habits, data shared by third-party companies to serve up targeted advertising.

08/08/2012  |  Full story...

Google Chrome extend leads over Internet Explorer... or does it?

Google Chrome now owns over one third of the browser market globally, extending its lead over Microsoft’s Internet Explorer as more users make the switch. However, conflicting data still puts IE in the lead. The latest statistics from StatCounter gives Chrome a 33.8% share of the global market, representing a gain from 32.8% in June of this year and a much more significant gain from the 22.1% of the global market Chrome had in July of 2011.

08/08/2012  |  Full story...

Microsoft ‘blacklists’ Kogan from Bing after IE tax stunt

Microsoft has hit back at Kogan over its ‘Internet Explorer 7 tax’ stunt of last month, according to the outspoken boss of the online retailer, removing it from Bing’s search results. The Australia-based online electronics retailer punished users of IE7, imposing a tax of 6.8% on transactions made via what it described as an “antiquated” and “obsolete” browser. The tax added 0.1% for every month since IE7 was released, to recoup the cost of optimising the company’s website for the browser.

12/07/2012  |  Full story...

Retailer PR stunt puts ‘tax’ on Internet Explorer 7 users

Australian online retailer Kogan.com has introduced a spoof ‘tax’ on Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) browser. Customers who use IE7 will see a 6.8% extra surcharge on online purchases made through the firm's site appear on their bill. However, once they go through to the final checkout phase, the ‘tax’ will disappear.

18/06/2012  |  Full story...

Microsoft ‘Do Not Track’ U-turn- User consent now needed for IE browsers

Microsoft has backed-down over its controversial decision to make its ‘Do Not Track’ feature the default on its next Internet Explorer browser. The move had sparked criticism from the online marketing industry, saying the move would severely affect the way advertising was conducted on the internet. In response, Microsoft published a new specification this week which now requires users to turn on the anti-behavioral tracking feature. This means it is no longer the default setting and IE 10 will not comply with the official Do Not Track specification.

08/06/2012  |  Full story...

Microsoft makes ‘Do Not Track’ default browser option- A threat to advertisers?

Microsoft's next version of its Internet Explorer browser will come with do-not-track already turned on, in a move that has sparked criticism from the online advertising industry. In a statement, the software giant said Internet Explorer 10 will be the "first browser to feature Do Not Track 'on' by default, giving customers more choice and control over their privacy."

01/06/2012  |  Full story...

Chrome 'overtakes Internet Explorer as world's top browser'

Google's Chrome browser has surpassed longtime frontrunner Internet Explorer as the most popular browser in the world, accoding to new data. The results have been contested by Microsoft, which claims the findings are based on flawed data.

23/05/2012  |  Full story...

Online gaming trends- Microsoft testing IE browser for Xbox Kinnect

Microsoft is reportedly testing a version of its upcoming Internet Explorer 9 browser for its Xbox 360 games console. Sources speaking to technology blog The Verge understand the software would be compatible with the Kinect system, meaning users could browse the web using hand gestures rather than mouse cursors or touch screen devices.

14/05/2012  |  Full story...

Xbox sales banned in Germany after Motorola court case

A number of Microsoft products, including Windows 7 OS, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player and the Xbox console have been banned from sale in Germany, following an extraordinary ruling declared this week in a Mannheim court. The shock ruling is due to Motorola Mobility, a phones company which Google is in the process of acquiring, today being granted an injunction against the distribution of key Microsoft products in Germany.

03/05/2012  |  Full story...

Chrome becomes world's top browser… for a day

Google's Chrome narrowly became the world's top internet browser for the first time on Sunday 18 March 2012, following a brief surge in use across India, Russia and Brazil, according to new data. The findings, from web analytics firm StatCounter found Chrome topped the polls in India, Russia and Brazil, all of which contributed to it becoming the number one browser for that day on a global basis.

22/03/2012  |  Full story...

Microsoft accuses Google of bypassing user security settings

Microsoft and Google have becoming locked on a war of words, with Google accused of tricking Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser into tracking users via cookies, even if the user has disabled them. In response, Google has claimed Microsoft's 10-year-old security system is obsolete on the modern Internet.

22/02/2012  |  Full story...

Microsoft promotes HTML5 with exclusive ‘Cut The Rope’ levels for IE9 users

Microsoft is offering a browser version of mobile hit game Cut The Rope, with a set of special levels accessible only to people who use IE9 and pin the game to their Windows 7 taskbar. The game will be used the highlight the ‘pinning’ function between its operating system Windows 7 and new browser Internet Explorer 9. The popular app will be made available for all HTML 5 browsers, with access the specially created extra levels only available to users who ‘pin’ the game.

11/01/2012  |  Full story...

Chrome overtakes Firefox as world’s second most popular browser

Google's Chrome browser has overtaken Firefox as the world’s second most popular browser behind internet explorer, according to new data. The findings from market research firms StatCounter and Net Applications, found Chrome is on track to challenge Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the world's most popular browser.

05/12/2011  |  Full story...

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