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Comment: Re:Bing vs Google (Score 1) 468

by trazan (#30202110) Attached to: Murdoch-Microsoft Deal In the Works

Now if the big news sites suddenly drop from Google but can be found via Bing, people are going to change there.

Google has the ability to get exclusive deals done too. They could for example approach some of News Corps biggest competitors, e.g. Financial Times and CNN. I'm sure Rupert Murdoch realizes this too and will ultimately stay away from the Microsoft deal.

Comment: Re:huh? Where's the market? (Score 1) 236

by trazan (#29588043) Attached to: Mozilla Slams Chrome Frame As "Browser Soup"
1) It's not only for IE6. Not everyone using IE are forced to use it. Many are simply content with IE or just can't be bothered installing something else. 2) They don't have to know about the plugin beforehand. When they try to access a page requesting Chrome Frame they will be prompted if they want to install it.

Comment: Re:Is this just a programming exercise? (Score 1) 239

by trazan (#29511993) Attached to: Google Brings Chrome Renderer, Speedy Javascript To IE
It's just a fraction of all IE users who's not allowed to install / use a different browser. Most of them can, but simply can't be bothered to do it. It's much easier to convince someone to click a button and install a plugin than it is to get them to install a whole different browser.

Comment: NetApplications vs StatCounter (Score 1) 575

by trazan (#28614639) Attached to: Is IE Usage Share Collapsing?
I really wish this was true, but StatCounter's numbers seem a bit dodgy, with big swings in market share for no apparent reason. Example: http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-na-daily-20090307-20090506 NetApplications number are more stable; yesterdays market share for all IE versions was 63.47%, which is still a drop, but less dramatic.

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