Most web sharing is done through copy-and-paste. Nearly half of mobile ad clicks are fraud or mistakes. It's easy to overlook these facts about how the average person uses technology. But that would be a big mistake.
Microsoft's venerable Internet Explorer has been known as Internet Exploder for some time, due to its sluggishness and out-of-date feature set. But the new IE9 beta is netting millions of downloads. Is the curse finally broken?
Think about your iPhone's New York Times or Facebook app. They don't feel like an installed program--they're much less clunky--nor a website, which is anything but native. Apps are some lighter in-between. Now Microsoft is trying to bring that same concept to Windows 7.