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Microsoft named its next Web Browser as Edge

The announcement was made at the Build Developer Conference held at San Francisco in California, USA and will replace the Internet Explorer (IE) in future.

May 1, 2015 15:00 IST
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Microsoft, American multinational technology company, on 29 April 2015 announced Edge as its next Web Browser’s name at the Build Developer Conference held at San Francisco in California, USA.

Earlier, Microsoft had called it as Project Spartan; a code name given by the company. The browser is intended to replace the Internet Explorer (IE) in future.

Key Features of Edge Web browser
•    It will feature new inking function, which allows users to draw or scribble directly on a Web page. It works with finger or stylus and offers pen as well as highlighter with option to choose the color for it.
•    Microsoft’s personal assistant service Cortana will be integrated to the new browser in order to enhance the user experience.
•    It will allow users to save pages for offline reading. The reading lists thus created by a user will get synced to be accessed across multiple devices.
•    It will exhibit a new tab page that will show information on recently opened tabs, favourites, new apps, etc.

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