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Internet Explorer: A final goodbye

Internet Explorer: A final goodbye

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Way back when, Microsoft tried to rebrand the browser you loved to hate as a platform that sucks less and the online leader of an emerging hipster regime. All the marketing budget that was spent on trying to bring Internet Explorer back to life seems to have gone down the drain as marketing chief Chris Capossela confirmed the inevitable. Microsoft has pulled the plug on one of it’s brainchildren paving the way for Project Spartan.

Why should you care?

Well, to be perfectly honest, we were kind of shocked even though we knew it was coming. It’s not like we’re deep into crisis mode and we don’t know what to do with our lives.

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Andy Rubin Steps Down As Android Chief, Chrome Chief To Replace Him

Andy Rubin Steps Down As Android Chief, Chrome Chief To Replace Him

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I’ve got to admit that I was surprised by this news. The platform’s going so well! So many good things are happening! But Andy Rubin has chosen this particular moment in Android’s story to end his chapter and let Sundar Pichai, Chrome’s head, start his own.

In a blog post explaining Rubin’s departure CEO Larry Page praised the work he had done and said that he wasn’t leaving the company. Page specifically said:

Andy’s decided it’s time to hand over the reins and start a new chapter at Google. Andy, more moonshots please!

Fine words, with plenty of hidden meaning. The entire post points towards Chrome and Android merging to become one which means that Google aims to bring the mobile OS to the laptop and PC market and its Chromebook. I’m sure that really expensive Chromebook Pixel makes a little more sense now, huh? Speculation and Rubin’s letter to the Android partners after the break.

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