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Microsoft chases Google with IE9

india Updated: Mar 24, 2011 22:05 IST
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Microsoft Corporation India on Thursday launched the latest version of its Web browser, Internet Explorer 9, which promises a richer experience with added features that include prompting search capabilities directly into the address bar and a download manager for easier and faster downloads.

"Our approach with Internet Explorer 9 was not only to create a 'speed and feed machine' but to also create a browser that would bring back the focus to the sites our consumers love to visit. With its clean and minimalist look, Internet Explorer 9 is site-centric rather than browser centric," said Hemant Sachdev, joint managing director, Microsoft India.

Interestingly, the launch of IE9 comes in the wake of Internet search giant Google's browser, the Chrome, which has generated a fan-following since its launch last year.

Microsoft has partnered with over 250 websites globally for IE9. In India the company has partnered with 29 of the most popular websites, including BookMyShow, ESPNCricinfo and Flipkart among others. These partnerships would refer IE9 users to specific sites most likely to suit their requirements.