Microsoft's New Pitch: Our Browser Doesn't Suck Anymore

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March 20 2012 4:17 PM

Microsoft's New Pitch: Our Browser Doesn't Suck Anymore

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Domino's Pizza pioneered the "we admit we used to suck" advertising pitch a couple of years back, and now Microsoft's getting in on the game, trying to make Internet Explorer 9 cool again with its Browswer You Love To Hate.com website:

It's interesting that Microsoft feels compelled to address this market segment at all. Their bread and butter is enterprise, and basically selling direct to the IT department. But they can feel that the entire industry is consumerizing and they're going to need to make users and not just large-scale enterprise purchasers feel good about their products.

Matthew Yglesias is the executive editor of Vox and author of The Rent Is Too Damn High.