The upcoming MIX 2010 conference could see Microsoft demoing its new version of Internet Explorer. Rumors are doing the rounds that the new Internet Explorer 9.0 may offer extended support to open web standards including support to HTML 5 and SVG Vector Graphics standard.
As PCWorld notes, Microsoft has often been ridiculed in the past for the non-adherence to open web standards and this has also been a primary argument against the company in its attempt to monopolize the browser market. The shift to more open web standards could mark a new beginning for the company as it tries to ward off growing competition from the likes of Mozilla and Google in what has been a lucrative market for advertising revenues.[via PCWorld]