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SAN FRANCISCO--Seeking to reclaim browser glory, Microsoft launched a leaner, meaner Internet Explore today, partnering with dozens of companies to show off some of IE9's rich content capabilities.

Under soft purple and blue lights, along bars lined with fancy snacks, media and developers packed into the Concourse Exhibition and Design Center here, surrounding monitors to get a look at the sleek capabilities of IE9 created by dozens of companies who have partnered with Microsoft over the past few weeks.
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In just three weeks, digital artist Joshua Davis, formerly a Flash designer, was able to create a dynamic in-browser touch-screen digital art creator with just 1,600 lines of HTML5 and CSS.

Make adjustments to a selection of sliders changing the size, spread, color, and shape of the design, draw a simple line on the screen, and the design blossoms into a psychadelic flower.
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Radio station KEXP, which broadcasts in Seattle and online, displayed a visualization of a decade's worth of their music playlist.

Searchable and visually amazing, the 10 years of songs can be sorted, with their related album covers, into those most played in the past week, month, year, or of all time.
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With side-by-side images of identical locations in New Orleans, a slider bar shows the before and after damage and repair.
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The IE9 iteration of the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) written in HTML5 is heavy on video and photo displays, with overlays of information and easy access to additional information.
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The Associated Press displayed a dynamic timeline that laid out news stories, incorporating photos and video content in-line.
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Pixel Labs' 008 Ball showed some of the in-browser gaming that IE9 is capable of, with gameplay typical of add-ons like Flash.
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Scientific American partnered with design studio RSi Integrated to created a dynamic Web site that is both educational and fun.

Brain teasers and optical illusions displayed some of the ways HTML5 and IE9 allow for a faster, cleaner, and more fun Internet.
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With music, food, and lounge-like lighting, the atmosphere at the IE9 launch was as sleek as the demos.
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Online instructional site eHow took full advantage of the HTML video tags on their IE9-optimized site, with how-tos videos showing how to do just about anything.
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Sparkart, the design firm responsible for rock band The Killers' Web site, shows the power of IE9 and HTML5, with smooth, seamless in-browser video content.
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Another news organization using IE9's new capabilities to link up written news and associated photography and video is the BBC, whose thick, layered content gives an increasingly rich, interactive experience for its users.
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