In an earlier post I described the war that’s going on among the big players: Google and Microsoft, for example. Today’s entry relates to Google’s acquisition of Firebase in late 2014 and its recent redirection of that site’s content to an Internet Explorer—incompatible platform within the past few weeks.
If you have websites and/or apps hosted on Firebase then you will find that you are no longer able to use Internet Explorer to administer them. This is similar to the Internet Explorer—incompatible website Google Domains in which their client-side code freezes Microsoft’s browser by design.
Google’s campaign to destroy Internet Explorer now pushes Microsoft’s accumulative 16.72% of the browser market share (Dec 2015, Sitepoint.com) to the point where it’s about to be surpassed by Firefox at 14.29% and into 3rd place behind Chrome’s lead of 53.71%.
Interestingly, it looks like Microsoft’s Forefront Endpoint Protection product at least back in 2011 marked Google’s Chrome browser as a virus.