Google gained an additional 6 percentage points of the U.S. search market. The survey was based on total queries. Google becomes ever more popular in comparison two the other two search giants Yahoo and Microsoft's MSN.
Microsoft has released a new beta of Internet Explorer 7 during the MIX06-conference.
The company's inattention to the browser allowed competitors such as Mozilla with Firefox and Opera Software ASA to challenge IE’s browser dominance.
Now Microsoft is answering that challenge, Gates said. The company is adding user experience and security innovations, as well as support for next-generation technologies such as RSS. Microsoft already is looking ahead to the next two releases of IE, and it expects the next version, IE 7, to be broadly adopted when it is released later this year. The company plans to update IE 7 at least every 18 months.
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Windows Live, might be the way for Microsoft to extend Windows without provoking new antitrust cases.
Microsoft had been sued earlier for bundling Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer, Windows Messenger and more into Windows on the desktop. And its inclusion of these elements, plus even more – a calendaring application, a photo gallery, various games – in Windows Vista could spell bigger legal troubles for the company in the not-too-distant future.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates spoke to web developers at a conference in Las Vegas on Monday, in a keynote speech which picked up on the growing popularity of web technologies.
Gates also pledged to bolster the company's development efforts on Internet Explorer, which he said has lagged in recent years.