IE9, a part of Mircosoft’s revenage, is about to come in next month. As Microsoft IE blog announced that they will lanuch a early version of IE9 in March, 2010: http://duanwz.com/flvu
IE is becoming less and less popular in recent years. Partly because IE has monopolized the browser market since the first browser war. Microsoft has already given up to tie Windows system with IE in Europe, and let the users to choose which browser they want to use.
IE still has the biggest market share, about 62 per cent of total Internet users still use IE (included IE6. 7, 8 and other browsers which use the IE inner core, like The World Browser).
The reason is simple: most user don’t know the difference between IE and Internent. As Microsoft ties IE into Windows system, many people think there is only one browser in the world. Especially in China, many people refue to use other browsers like Firefox and Google Chrome, just because they think IE is the borned browser in Windows, they don’t want any outcomers.
Another reason for them to use IE only, because many websites in China is runned only by IE. Other browsers may have a compatible problem. For those who don’t want to try other browser, is only need a update after IE9 comes up. So, they will say: why not?
But, will IE9 save the IE series? Hard to say so. Browser is a very viscous thing. If you are very used to IE, it is hard to use anther one suddenly. But if you have used different browsers, then you have a comparsion, you will know that IE is not the best browser. It is slow, unsafe and less fashionable. I like to use Firefox and Chrome, there is no way for me to come back again.
Microsoft, the biggest competitor of Google, has launched Microsoft Phone 7 in this week. What’s more, the Microsoft’s engineer has showed the technology of next bing map in Ted. Therefore, the episode of Microsoft strikes back is in the show.
Microsoft Phone 7
What we are excited about is the new feature of windows phone having abandoned the old microsoft mobile version, and giving it different module to run applications of social network, images, videos, games and Office Mobile. I think they are doing pretty job to make a higher level of user experience.
Windows phone VS Google Phone
The infulence of windows new phone to Google phone is significant. Google phone is good at web applications, Windows phone has better softwares in the phone like Office Mobile. Let’s consider about the market of these two phones in China. Microsoft always has a good relationship with Chinese government, so it is not so hard to sell it in China. On the other hand, Google had just broken up with Chinese government, and its many web applications might be blocked in China in future. VS
Bing map of next generation
The current Google map and Bing map both have supported the 3D street view. But the engineer of Microsoft want to have a indoor and astronomical body view in bing map of next generation. Let’s watch the awesome video.
It is so cool to have a live video in map, and it matches the street image. Google map gets a powerful company now.
Google and Microsoft, these two biggest IT companies fighting each other like dragon fights tiger(龙虎斗). We are glad to see that, thanks to the competition, we can have a better Internet in the future.
A little girl hug the turtle head (Gui’tou, with same pronunciation of glans in Chinese) saying: I like it I like it.
In Jiang Kun’s cross talk said: You are the Internet, I am the (Great) Firewall. (Great Firewall of China, is a censorship and surveillance project operated by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) division of the government of China. It has blocked Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Blogger and many other websites in Mainland China.)
The airwoman: Leader has already fucked.
In an opusculum: How much is a steamed stuffed bun? Fifty cents. (50 Cent Party, whose role is posting comments favorable towards the government policies to skew the public opinion on various Internet message boards)
The widow thanks Zhao Benshang for his donation for her family: Thanks to the Chinese Communist Party and thanks to the government. (Actually there is nothing to do with the Communist Party and the government)
After a couple of days using Google Buzz, I start to think Buzz is not so nice. I already have facebook and twitter in international SNS, plus Renren (Chinese facebook) and a lot of Chinese twitters, but I never think Buzz is good enough to replace them.
It is disaster to follow some famous guys on Internet. Concider about China having been blocking facebook and twitter, so there is no place to speak freely and safely except Google Buzz. Ten of thousands Chinese Gmail users gather in those famous guys’ Buzz and show their feelings about everything. Usually one Buzz can get more than 400 comments, and most of all have no value for me.
After two days, I am getting tired of Buzz keeping showing the updates. There is one good thing abour Buzz is to turn it off in Gmail, but I still want to keep it, so I just hide it in case of interrpution.
Even though , Buzz still is a good product in SNS. But it just shouldn’t be in Gmail, a lot people use their Gmail to contact their customer and college who don’t need a social network in their email.
The future of Buzz is hard to predict. It may be the next Oukut or Jaiku. It may cost Gmail being blocked in Mainland China, as Gmail is already blocked in Iran. But it is a nice try for Google, keeping Internet moving forward.