Category: Marketing

The Wow Factor: Opera in Numbers

By | October 14, 2010 | 10 Comments

The Wow Factor: Opera in Numbers

Today was a big day for Opera Software, as company held its Up North Web event.

Following Opera Mobile for Android and Opera Extensions announcements, here are some interesting stats:

- 71 million people use Opera Mini today
- 50 million people have installed Opera’s cross-platform desktop browser on their computers
- 20 million users around the world use Opera products on connected devices other than phones and computers, e.g. television sets.
- 140 million users total
- Opera welcomes 2 new users every second!

Via: TechCrunch
Source: Opera

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 4th

By | October 4, 2010 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, October 4th

IE9 Beta: 6 Million Downloads in Two Weeks
Following 2 million downloads milestone on September 21st, Microsoft has…

Mozilla: No Firefox Browser for the iPhone
If you’ve been expecting to see Firefox for the iPhone anytime soon, then…
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Another IE9 Ad Spotted

By | September 21, 2010 | 5 Comments

Another IE9 Ad Spotted
It appears that Microsoft is trying really hard to hype its web browser. With previously spotted IE9 ads, here is another one, straight from eHow web site.

If you happen to click on it, ad will redirect you to the following page:
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Microsoft Wants Reddit Feedback

By | September 17, 2010 | 9 Comments

Microsoft Wants Reddit FeedbackIt looks like Microsoft continues its advertising campaign. This time, company asked Reddit users for the Internet Explorer 9 feedback.

If you have Reddit account already and want to provide some constructive criticism, head over to the following page and share your IE9 experience.

The installation took way too much time for a browser.
I didn’t like the fact a complete reboot is needed to use IE
That blank space over the tabs is useless.
Search field and tabs should not be on the same row.

Via: Neowin
Source: Reddit

Microsoft Starts Advertising IE9

By | September 7, 2010 | 10 Comments

Microsoft Starts Advertising IE9

Although IE9 is yet to be released, it looks like software giant Microsoft has already began rolling ad campaign to promote upcoming web browser.

One of such ads was noticed by IStartedSomething on TechCrunch blog and it’s highly likely that similar banners are shown over dozens of blogs and/or popular sites.
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Weekly Browsers Recap, July 26th

By | July 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 26th

Internet Explorer 9 to be the Fastest and Safest Web Browser
Microsoft’s Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Turner has made a bold statement, saying that Internet Explorer 9 will not only be the safest…

Firefox 3.6.8 Released
Recently Mozilla has released one more update for Firefox 3.6.x branch web browser that fixes 1 bug.

Mozilla Bumps Cash Rewards for Security Vulnerabilities Reports
In what appears to be a great benefit for Firefox users, Mozilla has recently bumped its cash rewards salary from mere $500 to $3000.
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New Internet Explorer 8 Ad Campaign Begins

By | June 8, 2010 | 6 Comments

In effort to strengthen Internet Explorer 8 position in the market and raise people awareness, Microsoft has launched a new ad campaign.

Here’s what Microsoft had to say about it:

To prove just how vulnerable your personal information is, Internet Explorer 8 re-recreated notorious internet scams–live, off the web– in the most street-smart city in world: New York. We used hidden cameras to film reactions of real people. In the first spot we asked people to provide very personal information in order to open a new bank account which would give them a cash reward of $500. We learned that, just as it is online, it can be hard to tell the difference between the scammer and the real thing. We filmed a lot of people and nearly all of them were convinced our “bank” was the real deal.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, March 1st

By | March 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 1st

Thanks to mabdul and Nox for links.


Google Chrome Ads in the UK

By | February 15, 2010 | 4 Comments

Here are few of the recent Google Chrome (offline) ads, which appeared in the UK.

Google Chrome Ads
Via Flickr
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Google – Desperate or Smart?

By | December 21, 2009 | 4 Comments

Google - Desparate or Smart?

Thanks to Nox for news tip! Via Flickr.