Few months ago, Microsoft has acquired a total of 925 patents from the AOL that are worth more than $1 billion.
Although 650 of those patents were later sold to Facebook for $650 million and remaining 275 licensed as well, it made us wonder, what exactly did Microsoft buy?
Thankfully, we have just learned more about the deal and it’s pretty fascinating. While we won’t tell you about all the juicy details, here is what they got when it comes to web browsers, at least according to the Envision IP:
With the launch of the Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft has introduced a new JScript engine called “Chakra”, which improved the overall browser performance, thanks to the JIT (just in time) compilation on a separate CPU core as well as other improvements.
Now, with the upcoming release of the Internet Explorer 10, the software giant is looking to evolve it even further.
With Internet Explorer 10 and more.
If you are curious to see the upcoming IE10 browser in action, check the full Windows Phone 8 Summit video above. Not interested in everything? No worries, browsers start at: 15:00 and 39:00!
Alternatively, check our recent post about the very same presentation.
Wacka, wacka, wacka…
An investment bank called “LUMA Partners” has produced one of the worst videos we’ve ever seen, so check it out!
With companies like this, no wonder that our banking system is a mess.
In today’s Windows Phone 8 developer’s event, Microsoft has revealed some of the new Internet Explorer 10 features. Although they did not get into specifics, there are still tiny bits that are worth reporting.
Please note: Microsoft said that they will only talk about features that are developer related, so don’t expect anything else.
Tim Bray, the co-creator of the XML markup language, has suggested a new error code for the web censorship, which should inform users that their content is being blocked.
Described as “A New HTTP Status Code for Legally-restricted Resources” it should display the following details:
Description: Unavailable for Legal Reasons
“Reinvents” web browser by borrowing ideas from the Internet Explorer 10.
Well, here is something different for your news flow. After releasing Firefox Mobile for the Android devices, Mozilla went ahead and skinned a new web browser for the iPad, which, as you might guess, does use WebKit to render everything.
After a small introduction, guys at Mozilla said that they “wanted to make something entirely new” and “look into how we could reinvent the browser for a new form factor.”
Free publicity helps.
If you have free cash to burn then here is something to be excited about.
Australia’s tech retailer, Kogan, has decided to charge the Internet Explorer 7 users a 6.8% tax, just because they haven’t upgraded.
Once they open the checkout page, the following pop up will be shown:
Just after the Opera 12 release.
Charles McCathieNevile (or Chaals), the CSO of the Opera Software and the guy who have worked at W3C for more than 6 years, will be leaving the company.
There is no official statement yet from the Chaals himself, however, we have just received the following email: