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The New IE5 Feature Set...

Wednesday November 4th, 1998

George Giannukos writes in, "This article [a CNet article at Netscape's TechNews site] lists many of the new features that will be in IE5. Some very interesting ones I must say."

Sounds like MS is taking some moves from the Mozilla playbook. Who wants to place a wager on which group's solutions are more proprietary?

Also, maybe someone can answer a question for me. Why is it that whenever CNet does an article about Netscape, they always seem to have a MS spin doctor's words to finish out the article? Why does this article have no spin from the Netscape camp?


#4 Re:The New IE5 Feature Set...

by george <beg1@netscape.net>

Wednesday November 4th, 1998 2:52 PM

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Well, Intel is an investor of C/net, but they state that every time they talk about Intel. I bet, the C/net writers have M$ stock, anyhow...

Here is what i am really pissed off about..I was about to invest in RealNetworks, because their is a company called Narrative Communications, which uses RealPlay technology in banner ads. Matter of fact, the new technology increase banner click-throughs by 2000%. That's means 20 to 25%, and the rate is 1 to 1.5% today, so as you can see this is a big improvement.

For anyone who was still reading then here is my point: "Appearing in a separate pane from the main browser window, these extensions can serve up content-- and advertisements -- without interruption."

Hmmm...Say if IE gets 60 to 70% market share. And Yahoo wants to place an add in that separate pane. Let's say this ad has streaming technology in it. Do you think the ad will use RealPlayer technology or Windows Player technology??

Now, i doubt Microsoft will stop RealPlayer technology from being used in that separate pane, but i am sure they will give Windows Player an advantage of some kind?

any thoughts/comments?