Microsoft Australia launches $20,000 internet treasure hunt for Internet Explorer 9, â€œEdge of the Internetâ€
Microsoft Australia’s internet treasure hunt is back and it’s even better than the last one with twice the reward. Aussies will have a chance to claim a $20,000 AUD reward for finding Dave who has gone “beyond the Edge of the Internet “.
Continuing the “Beauty of the Web” theme for Internet Explorer 9, an upcoming event next weekend which will be held simultaneously online and in-person at downtown Toronto, Canada will be promoting a more beautiful web through a live, browser-based multiplayer game called “ The Battle for Beauty “.
It’s only been a day since Microsoft announced The World’s Biggest Pac-Man game at the MIX11 conference as a HTML5 demonstration, but nostalgia has fueled more than 118,000 plays with gamers eating more than 11 million dots.
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Behind the World’s Biggest Pac-Man
Ever since Internet Explorer 9′s unveil late last year, Microsoft has been touting the HTML5 flag high and proud with its industry-leading GPU acceleration feature (which to this day is yet to be matched by any other browser in development). The latest demonstration of its prowess is a competition by Microsoft Netherland for web designers to showcase their HTML5 masterpieces in just a frame of 300 pixels squared, thus the name Frame rate Fest .
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Framerate Fest: a Microsoft HTML5 art gallery
A new prototype Internet Explorer add-on from Microsoft Research called “Diff-IE” adds a little bit of version control magic to your browser, showing you exactly what has changed on the increasingly dynamic web.
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Microsoft Research’s Diff-IE lets you play “spot the difference” with websites
In another blog post, Microsoft claimed that organizations should not delay their Windows 7 rollouts in order to wait for the IE 9 RTW version. If Microsoft follows a typical rollout scenario, that IE 9 RTM release might happen early next year, but Microsoft has not yet announced the actual release date .
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Microsoft Lays Out Upgrade Path to Internet Explorer 9 — Redmond …
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder which is one reason you’ll want to pay attention to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 “ Beauty of the Web ” event next week. Join Kip Kniskern from LiveSide and I in another always-entertaining group liveblog of the keynote where Microsoft’s expected to launch a beta version of the browser in all its glory with an emphasis on design if all the marketing materials are to be believed. The venue, the San Francisco Design Center , probably has some relevance too.
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Mark your calendars: Microsoft’s “Beauty of the Web” Internet Explorer 9 beta launch group liveblog