Microsoft’s announcement earlier this month that it was dumping its own browser technology for Google’s – turning Edge into a Chrome clone – was a stunning acknowledgement that the company had lost its decades-long battle for browser supremacy.

Mistakes, as they say, were made. According to our source, ITWorld, they have identified six that contributed to the decline of the browser.

  1. Microsoft never matched rivals’ tempo of change
  2. Microsoft halted all work on IE
  3. IE successor was offered only on Windows 10
  4. A failure to make Edge competitive
  5. IE users told to upgrade years before their browsers were to retire
  6. Flunking the mobile test

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