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  • Microsoft releases fix for Internet Explorer security hole, rescues XP users May 2, 2014

    Boston: Microsoft is helping the estimated hundreds of millions of customers still running Windows XP, which it stopped supporting earlier this month, by providing an emergency update to fix a critical bug in its Internet Explorer browser. Microsoft rushed to create the fix after learning of the bug in the operating...
  • Internet Explorer users beware! Hackers could take complete control of your PC April 29, 2014

    Redmond: Microsoft says a security gap in Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to take complete control of a computer if the user clicks on a malicious link. The vulnerability affects versions 6 through 11 of the Web browser. Microsoft Corp. said Saturday that it was aware of "limited, targeted attacks" that...
  • Hackers exploit major security flaw in Internet Explorer; Microsoft offers no fix for Windows XP users April 28, 2014

    Boston: Microsoft is rushing to fix a bug in its widely used Internet Explorer web browser after a computer security firm disclosed the flaw over the weekend, saying hackers have already exploited it in attacks on some US companies. PCs running Windows XP will not receive any updates fixing that bug...
  • Microsoft sued over browser error, slapped with $731 million fine April 12, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp's board faces a lawsuit over the way it handled an error with its Internet Explorer browser that ended up costing the company a record-breaking $731 million fine by European antitrust regulators. The lawsuit, brought by shareholder Kim Barovic in federal court in Seattle on Friday, charges that directors...
  • Hackers use previously unknown Internet Explorer 10 flaw in new attacks February 14, 2014

    San Francisco: A previously unknown flaw in a recent version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser is being used to attack Internet users, including some visitors to a major site for US military veterans, researchers said Thursday. Security firm FireEye discovered the attacks against IE 10 this week, saying that hundreds...
  • Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11 browser now available for Windows 7 November 8, 2013

    Redmond: Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that it has made its latest browser, Internet Explorer 11, available to users of Windows 7 machines. The new browser had already been part of the Windows 8.1 upgrade the company released last month. The browser, available as a free download, improves the performance of websites that...
  • EU fines Microsoft $733 million for breaking browser pact March 6, 2013

    Amsterdam: The European Union Commission has fined Microsoft €561 million ($733 million) for breaking the terms of an earlier agreement to offer users a choice of Internet browser. The penalty is a first for Brussels - no company has ever failed to keep its end of a bargain with EU authorities...
  • Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 10 browser for Windows 7 February 27, 2013

    Seatlle: Microsoft announced the general availability of Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7, providing availability of IE10 to millions of customers worldwide. It hopes the latest version of its market-leading browser will win back customers who have migrated to Google Inc's Chrome and help it establish a toe-hold in the...
  • Watch: Microsoft paints Internet Explorer haters as trolls November 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Microsoft is on the warpath. After taking on Google, calling the search giant a "Scroogle," the world's largest software company's latest target is the Internet Explorer hater (that actually includes a sizeable portion of the of the more techsavvy computer users). In a video titled 'Do you know...
  • Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 10 browser for Windows 7 November 14, 2012

    San Francisco:: The latest version of Microsoft's Web browser is now available to the vast audience connecting to the Internet on personal computers running on the Windows 7 operating system. The redesigned browser, Internet Explorer 10, made its debut last month when Microsoft released Windows 8, which makes dramatic changes to...
  • Microsoft introduces new MSN for Windows 8 October 2, 2012

    Seattle: Microsoft is launching its own news operation as part of its newlook MSN website when Windows 8 launches later this month. The world's largest software company is making a "big, multimillion dollar investment" to create a "decentsized media operation," said Bob Visse, general manager, MSN Product Management Group. Microsoft sold its...
  • Microsoft says has fixed Internet Explorer flaw September 21, 2012

    Boston: Microsoft Corp said it has fixed a security bug in Internet Explorer that hackers exploited to attack some customers. The attacks prompted the German government and security experts to urge people to temporarily stop using the browser. The software maker said late Wednesday that the permanent repair to the software, used...
  • German govt warns of Internet Explorer breach September 19, 2012

    Berlin: The German government agency overseeing IT safety is warning of a security breach in Microsoft's Internet Explorer and recommending people use other browsers until the problem is fixed. The browser's "weak point is already being used for targeted attacks," the Federal Office for Information Security warned, adding that the code...
  • Microsoft warns on Internet Explorer security flaw September 18, 2012

    Boston: Microsoft Corp warned a newly discovered bug in its Internet Explorer web browser makes PCs vulnerable to attack by hackers and urged customers to download a piece of security software to mitigate the risk of infection. The security flaw affects hundreds of millions of Internet Explorer browser users. Microsoft said...
  • Browser wars: 4yrold Chrome emerges as winner September 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The story of the battle of the browsers reads like an edgeoftheseat thriller. The beginnings of the browser wars were murky with many shots taken below the belt. It was a David vs Goliath battle and Goliath, after an initial setback was winning. Netscape put up a brave...
  • Google using Bob Moog doodle to promote Chrome May 23, 2012

    New Delhi: While you were busy creating new tunes with the Google doodle version of the Moog Synthesizer on your nonChrome Web browser a little link below the doodle may have missed your eye. It says "Upgrade to a modern browser and see what this doodle can really do" and...
  • Browser wars: Google Chrome beats IE May 21, 2012

    New Delhi: After a long reign at the top of the Web browsers, Microsoft's Internet Explorer is finally making way for a new leader, Google Chrome. Chrome which was launched in 2008, has in a span of a few years posed a serious threat to the dominance of Internet Explorer which...
  • Here's how to get your old Facebook profile back January 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Not everyone is happy with Facebook's dramatic redesign of its users' profile pages. While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the Timeline is a "new way to express who you are," many users want to get back the old way of expressing themselves. Users who have opted for the new...
  • Google Chrome overtakes Firefox in UK August 2, 2011

    London: Google's Chrome overtook Mozilla Firefox in July to become Britain's secondmost popular Web browser after Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Web analytics firm StatCounter said on Monday. Chrome, launched in December 2008, took 22.1 per cent of the UK market, up from 12 per cent a year earlier. Internet Explorer's share fell...
  • Google Chrome tops 20 per cent market share July 2, 2011

    Seattle: Google Inc's Chrome Web browser has grabbed more than 20 perc ent of global market share, while Microsoft Corp's longtime leader Internet Explorer has slipped below 50 per cent, according to Internet statistics firm StatCounter. A sevenfold increase in usage in the last 12 months is a boost for Google,...
  • Microsoft unveils 'do not track' feature for IE December 8, 2010

    San Francisco: An upcoming version of Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer browser will let users add lists of sites that they don't want tracking them, a peace offering amid uproar over the sneaky ways that websites watch their users as they bounce around the Internet. The new feature, however, won't be as...
  • Microsoft CEO hypes smartphone, browser October 29, 2010

    Redmond: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer pumped up unique features in the company's new Web browser and smartphone software at a software developer conference Thursday, the company's annual pep rally for people who will build programs for the Web, Windows computers and phones. Ballmer is known for his onstage enthusiasm. This year,...
  • Microsoft issues its biggestever security fix October 13, 2010

    Boston: Microsoft Corp issued its biggestever security fix on Tuesday, including repairs to its ubiquitous Windows operating system and Internet browser for flaws that could let hackers take control of a PC. The new patches aim to fix a number of vulnerabilities including the notorious Stuxnet virus that attacked an Iranian...
  • Rise of Google Chrome threatens IE, Firefox October 11, 2010

    London: Web browser Google Chrome, which emerged in mid2008, has hit Internet Explorer hard and stalled the rise of Mozilla Firefox. Internet Explorer now accounts for less than 50 per cent of worldwide web browser usage, a fall from its peak of 88 percent in 2003. The fall makes the latest version,...
  • Microsoft launches new Web browser IE9 September 17, 2010

    The browser war just got meaner. Microsoft has launched its new version of Internet Explorer which they claim is amazingly fast and secure. ...
  • Microsoft releases latest version of Web browser September 16, 2010

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp released the latest version of its Web browser, saying that it would work at faster speeds, deliver better graphics and be less obtrusive to users. Internet Explorer 9, unlike previous versions and many competing browsers, pushes itself into the background. "People go to the Web for site, not...
  • Microsoft bets on IE9 to regain its edge May 28, 2010

    London: Microsoft Corp could regain the edge over rivals Google Inc and Mozilla Firefox with its new Web browser due to be launched next year, the head of Microsoft Internet Explorer said. Ryan Gavin said in an interview Microsoft was generating a high level of interest in Internet Explorer 9 (IE9)...
  • Flaws in Internet Explorer makes it easier to hack January 21, 2010

    New Delhi: Microsoft is in for a bad time with many countries advising their residents against using Internet Explorer. Google had to pull out from China because the Chinese were using bugs in Internet Explorer to attack Google. Now governments of Germany and France have issued advisories to their residents to switch...
  • Microsoft set to unveil Internet Explorer 8 March 19, 2009

    Redmond: After two beta tests and a soft release, Microsoft Corp. is all set to officially launch its latest Internet browser on Thursday night. The company will launch Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) at 2130 hrs IST, an official statement said. Microsoft, whose share in the browser market took a beating with the...