Updated: No IE6 Support Campaigns Get Substantial Support

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Despite that IE6 is just very old browser and causes developer a headache that comes from a lot of necessary yet unpleasant work; IE6 used to own the biggest market share until only last year which was taken over a better browser, Mozilla Firefox. Google just recently has decided to disrupt IE6 domination on world’s browsers, by announcing that they will start to un-support it gradually.  Therefore, Google goes the sabotage way and it’s not just another website or social application who took this decision.

Google says on their official blog that it’s going to be Google Apps year and wants to ensure that everyone can make the most of what they are developing. Therefore, they’re going to begin phasing out their support, starting with Google Docs and Google Sites. As a result you may find that from March 1, 2010 key functionality within these sites won’t work properly on IE6.

Google now will lead the way this year to kill support for IE6. Beyond what has been stated, Google definitely aims to get its Chrome browser a bigger market share than 4.6%.

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Tarek is the founder and chief researcher at Youngberry, a youth research and marketing firm dedicated to the region. Tarek founded interactiveME.com and previously worked as Manager at Flip Media (Interactive Agency), Bayt.com (Job Site) and Consulting House Qatar (Consulting firm). He is researcher and writer on internet & disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship, and youth culture.