Get an Unreleased Nickelback Tune via Internet Explorer 8 Optimized for Live Nation
Article by George Norman
On 02 Jul 2009
Following the Browser for the Better campaign and the browser comparison chart, Microsoft is once again trying to entice you, the user, to download it’s latest browser offering, Internet Explorer 8 (IE8). The Redmond-based software giant has teamed up with Live Nation and Nickelback of course to bring you a customized version of Internet Explorer 8 and a brand new Nickelback tune to listen to.

“Get an exclusive unreleased track from Nickelback when you install this special edition of Windows Internet Explorer 8. Plus, get access to Nickelback webisodes and online content,” says the Internet Explorer 8 Optimized for Live Nation download page.


It must be said that Microsoft is sponsoring the 2009 Nickelback tour and it is sponsoring Live Nation’s Bamboozle music festival as well. The customized version of IE8 that Microsoft is offering is part of this pairing between the Redmond-based software developer and Nickelback/Live Nation.

Now if getting a Live Nation customized version of IE8 or an unreleased track from Nickelback is not enough to get you to download IE8, perhaps something a bit more charitable will. Like the Browser for the Better campaign we mentioned above, that works in the following manner: or every IE8 download from the Browser for the Better web page, Microsoft will donate enough money to Feeding America to cover a total of 8 meals. The thing is that you do not necessarily have to install and use IE8, you just have to download it to ensure hungry children are fed.

There is one other method we briefly mentioned above that Microsoft is using to sway users to download Internet Explorer 8 - a browser comparison chart that basically says IE8 has pretty much all the features a browser can have: security, privacy, ease of use, developer tools, reliability, compatibility, and manageability. This is on top of performance, customizability, and web standards, which according to Microsoft are features that only IE8 has.

Tags: Microsoft, Internet Explorer 8, IE 8, Live Nation, Nickelback
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