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Jasmine Villegas and Internet Explorer Invite Fans to Be Part of New Interactive Music Video Experience

*Fans take center stage and become part of the action in new HTML5 music video.*

REDMOND, Wash. — Fans of recording artist Jasmine Villegas have a new way to immerse themselves in her music as they become part of the new video for her hit song, “Just a Friend.” Villegas (known simply as Jasmine) partnered with Internet Explorer and the interactive storytellers at Digital Kitchen to create a highly interactive music video that tailors the experience to each viewer, giving everyone the opportunity to influence the outcome of the storyline, see their own Facebook photos throughout the video and even “talk” to Jasmine herself.

The new video, available at JustaFriend.ie, is the first to bring together a variety of interactive features into one online experience. After logging in with their Facebook account, fans will immediately notice familiar photos appear on the navigation page and throughout the video. The teams at Internet Explorer and Digital Kitchen designed the experience so that people feel as though they are actually hanging out with Jasmine — they can go bowling with her and her friends, help her keep tabs on her cheating boyfriend, and even go dancing with her at a party. (more…)

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Go Inside ‘The Hunger Games’ Movie with Groundbreaking New IE9 Site

*Fans of the upcoming movie “The Hunger Games” can visit the fictional nation of Panem and immerse themselves into its futuristic Capitol city by visiting a new Internet Explorer 9 website powered by HTML5.*

REDMOND, Wash. – March 20, 2012 – The pages of the bestselling trilogy “The Hunger Games” introduced readers to a captivating set of characters living in a post-apocalyptic world, and on Friday the movie adaptation of the first book will bring that world to life.

Thanks to a partnership between Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team and Lionsgate, fans of The Hunger Games can dive in and experience the world of Panem and its opulent and oppressive Capitol city today. (more…)

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New Disney Tron:Legacy Digital Book Site Comes Alive With HTML5 in Internet Explorer 9

*Site offers immersive Web experience for comic book enthusiasts.*

BURBANK, Calif. — June 3, 2011 — When the team behind the latest Tron:Legacy Project project website started their work, they had in mind one goal: raise the bar for what a graphic novel could be like online. “Most online comics are stagnant,” says Dario Di Zanni, development manager for Disney publishing digital media. “We wanted an engaging, fluid site that is more like the actual experience of reading a comic book.”

Originally released by Disney in 1982, the classic science-fiction film “Tron” has spawned comics, games, books and a television series based on the story of protagonist Sam, who is investigating his father’s disappearance 20 years earlier. Sam’s quest takes him on a solo journey through his father’s digital legacy. (more…)

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‘Beauty of the Web’ Shines as Microsoft Launches Internet Explorer 9 Beta

*Hardware acceleration for snappy performance and a focus on the Web highlight how Microsoft’s new Internet Explorer 9 beta delivers a better experience for both users and developers.* 

SAN FRANCISCO – Sept. 15, 2010 Microsoft today released a beta version of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) and introduced consumers to its vision of site-centric browsing and the promise of a more beautiful Web.

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