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The company's new browser will be liberated from ActiveX and other old technologies. That should make Edge more competitive -- and help the Web itself move into the future.
The software maker is on a mission to make hardware irrelevant, software the king and Windows the most powerful engine for every device. But the challenge starts now.
CEO Satya Nadella closes a three-hour keynote address at Microsoft's Build conference without answering one of the most-asked questions: when will Windows 10 arrive?
Yahoo says that it will be able to "enhance the search experience" across desktop and mobile, and the companies will share in ad sales duties.
The browser's update adds a refined menu, a private-browsing mode, and a scalable interface that allows for support on tablets and smartphones.
After searching for an image, users can find all kinds of details, including places to buy a product, related searches and Pinterest data.
Google owns about 55 percent of the search ad business, but it's still way ahead of its competitors -- despite Baidu's strength in the big China market.
The newest competitor to Internet Explorer comes from Microsoft itself. Project Spartan is the company's take on browsing in Windows 10.
On January 21, Microsoft will stake out the future of Windows, giving us a glimpse of what its software will look like on mobile devices. A successor to Internet Explorer may also be in store.
Firefox got its first boost when Web programmers flocked to it a decade ago. Now Mozilla is trying that strategy afresh with a coder-focused version of the browser.