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Rumor: Microsoft bringing Internet Explorer to Xbox 360

Rumor: Microsoft bringing Internet Explorer to Xbox 360

The Xbox has always been pretty Internet-focused, but over its lifetime the Xbox 360 has become the media and social hub that Microsoft dreamed of in the early 2000s. There's just one thing missing: a real web experience. According to unsubstantiated claims from The Verge, the company is planning on bringing the ubiquitous Internet Explorer to the Xbox 360, adding it to the apps, television, streaming movies and music, and social functions already in place.

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Google and Mozilla blast Windows 8 browser bias

Google and Mozilla blast Windows 8 browser bias

Microsoft is under fire from Google and Mozilla, accused of anti-competitive practices with the special version of Windows 8 for ARM-based notebooks and tablets. Windows RT, the OS Microsoft hopes will help its OEM partners better challenge Apple's iPad, pushes the Metro interface rather than the relatively locked-down Windows Classic desktop, with browsers like Firefox and Chrome only allowed to run in the former. That, Mozilla argues - with Google soon wading in afterward - is unfair, especially as Microsoft will have a Classic version of Internet Explorer.

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Microsoft Roadmap leaks with 2012-14 products galore

Microsoft Roadmap leaks with 2012-14 products galore

It appears that Microsoft has had leaked a roadmap which shows many product releases in both the software and hardware departments for the year 2012. This roadmap was created back in December of 2011 and was leaked this week via Microsoft's own publicly available Microsoft Partner Network and sent out by Twitter user and CEO of startup company MeeTroo Maarten Visser. This roadmap shows software including Office 15, Internet Explorer 10, Lync Server 15, Windows Phone, and more.

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Microsoft quietly buys Netscape browser technology

Microsoft quietly buys Netscape browser technology

This morning we learned that Microsoft and AOL had signed a deal that would see MSFT pick up 800 of AOL’s patents for around $1 billion in cash. The deal is expected to close at the end of 2012, with Microsoft being able to leverage AOL’s remaining 300 patents under a non-exclusive license. As it turns out, there was an undisclosed term to the deal, and AllThingsD reports that Microsoft has picked up part of Netscape.

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Internet Explorer 10 goes Metro and loses flavor

Internet Explorer 10 goes Metro and loses flavor

Here in the first half of 2012, we're ramping up to use Window 8 after its first consumer preview was released early this Spring, and now Microsoft is delivering Internet Explorer 10 to bring the web to our near-complete experience. Windows 8 offers a new way to work with your computer - or tablet, or odd in-between device - with "Metro" UI. This user interface has "Tiles" not unlike what you may be familiar with in Windows Phone for smartphones - Internet Explorer 10, or IE10 if you prefer, has more than one mode to compensate for this differentiation.

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Microsoft comes clean with Internet Explorer distrust

Microsoft comes clean with Internet Explorer distrust

This week the folks at Microsoft have finally come to terms with the idea that nobody other than hipster's mothers, uncles, and half-naked girlfriends use the web browser known as Internet Explorer. They've released a new commercial which features a therapist speaking with a nerd about how he "used to" hate Internet Explorer and how, now that he's gotten past his madness, he can move on the IE 9. When you accept that you have a problem, the healing can begin.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: March 14, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: March 14, 2012

Happy Wednesday, everyone. As we make our way past hump day today, let's take a look at what made news in the world of tech. For starters, don't be too disappointed, but AOL has decided to kill its instant messenger program as it refocuses its struggling brand. But flipping sides to companies that are doing well today, Verizon has confirmed that its 4G LTE will be in 400 markets by the end of the year. Quite an impressive target.

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Microsoft details Metro IE10 for Windows 8

Microsoft details Metro IE10 for Windows 8

In a post today on the Building Windows 8 blog, Microsoft detailed some of the new improvements that will be introduced with Internet Explorer 10, specifically in the new Metro UI version. IE10 is expected to launch with Windows 8 later this fall and will be available in its traditional desktop version as well as in a Metro-styled version, which is designed to provide a more immersive and secure browsing experience.

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