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Internet Explorer

(World-Wide Web)
(IE, MSIE) Microsoft's free World-Wide Web browser for Microsoft Windows, Windows 95, Windows NT, and Macintosh. Internet Explorer is the main rival to Netscape Navigator (which runs on many more platforms). Both support the same core features and offer incompatible extensions.

Microsoft combined later versions of IE with their file system browser, "Explorer" and bundled it with Windows 95 in an attempt to use their dominance of the desktop operating system market to force users to abandon Netscape's browser, which they perceived as a potential threat. This, and other dubious business moves, became the subject of a US Department of Justice antitrust trial in late 1998/early 1999.

http://microsoft.com/ie/.

Internet Explorer

Microsoft's Web browser, which has been included with Windows since Windows 98. Commonly called "IE," versions for Mac and Unix were available for a number of years but then discontinued. IE is the most widely used Web browser on desktop computers.

The Browser War History
In the mid-1990s, Netscape's Navigator browser, which was paid software, became the de facto on-ramp to the Web. Recognizing the Internet's potential, Microsoft quickly developed IE for Windows and gave it away. As a result, Netscape was forced to make Navigator free, and both browsers vied for top place, each new version one-upping the other with new features. Since it came with every Windows PC, IE eventually trumped Netscape. Although still the dominant Web browser on the desktop, over the years, competing browsers have captured a large share of the market. See Web browser and World Wide Web.
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Thanks to our relationship with iExplore, our users can now quickly obtain vast adventure travel and exploration content, plus direction to the company best equipped to make those dreams a reality," said Brent Peich, vice president and general manager of Fodors.
The long-standing strength of the Fodor's brand combined with the company's online customers make this alliance the perfect synergy of adventure travel planning access," said George Deeb, CEO and founder of iExplore.
Founded in 1999 and based in Chicago, iExplore is a privately held company.
The benefits of this alliance to iExplore are immeasurable and will further establish us as the leading player in the adventure travel industry.
com as the "Forbes Favorite" in its Best of the Web issue, by USA Today as a "Hot Site," by Fortune as a "Notable Website" and by Netscape as the "Rave of the Day" with a score of a perfect 10, iExplore is the leading Web-based portal for off-the-beaten path travelers who want to "come back different.
By recommending travel books, gear and apparel, and providing past trip reviews from fellow travelers, iExplore leaves no stone unturned.
iExplore has received such positive feedback from North American customers that we are thrilled to be able to offer our one-stop service to international adventure travelers as well," said iExplore Founder and CEO George Deeb.
online consumer travel market - a market that remains the top online commerce category and is projected to reach $28 billion in 2005, according to Jupiter Communications - iExplore is well positioned to capture a significant share of the market.
We are thrilled to have assembled an all-star team of investors to assist us in growing the business and expanding our product offerings for adventure travelers worldwide," said George Deeb, founder and CEO of iExplore, Inc.
com, iExplore, iOwn, iVillage, Lightspan, Peapod, Pseudo Programs, Replay Networks, SuperMarkets Online and VarsityBooks.
iExplore will be the only one-stop resource where customers can research destinations and activities; not only book tours, but also airline tickets, rental cars and hotels; and purchase adventure-related gear, books and merchandise.
Recognizing the importance that consumers place on human interaction and customer service, iExplore will offer a customer support center staffed seven days a week by "adventure experts," men and women who have lived and worked in the international destinations offered by the company and who are certified as instructors in a wide range of adventure activities.