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Yahoo 'enhances' Internet Explorer 9

Browser receives the Yahoo treatment
Fri Mar 25 2011, 10:15

ONCE RIVALS, NOW BEST MATES Yahoo and Microsoft are teaming up further to offer Yahoo themed 'enhancement' for Internet Explorer 9.

Yahoo has revealed that it has been working closely with Microsoft to customise the latest iteration of the Vole's web browser to suit a bunch of Yahoos.

The "Yahoo-enhanced experience" - yes, you read that right - is basically Internet Explorer 9 with easy access to Yahoo Search, the Yahoo homepage and the Yahoo toolbar. Users could have just bookmarked the websites and downloaded the toolbar, but Yahoo has saved us all a few minutes, the generous souls, in an attempt to lock us into using its portal predominantly if not exclusively.

Yahoo and Microsoft have been best friends lately thanks to a deal that sees Microsoft's Bing search results show up in Yahoo's listings, a meager attempt to win back some of the massive market share lost to Google.

Yahoo affectionately calls its browser hybrid "your own personal purple pack for IE9". If that hasn't turned you off Internet Exploder 9 yet, we don't know what will. µ

 

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