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Microsoft Plans March 14 Launch for New Internet Explorer 9 Browser

Aiming to ride the hip coattails of South By Southwest, Microsoft said it will launch the IE 9 browser at the Austin event on Monday. Even those not cool enough to be in Austin, though, will be able to download the new Internet Explorer starting at 9 a.m. PT, Microsoft said in a blog. The new browser aims to offer faster performance, greater HTML5 support and new tools to limit tracking by third-party Web sites.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work