Microsoft, Dubizzle in tie-up
Dubai, January 17, 2011
Microsoft Gulf has teamed up with the UAE based Internet pioneer Dubizzle to enhance its online user experience by leveraging the new features of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9).
By integrating the ‘pinning’ and ‘jump list’ features enabled by IE9, Dubizzle users will be able to access and manage their activities quicker, and they can interact with other users via a seamless and rich online experience.
The ‘pinning’ feature enables users to have easy, one-click access to Dubizzle.com by pinning the site as an icon to their taskbar, start menu, or desktop.
The new ‘jump list’ feature enables common actions, such as placing an ad on the site, just a click away.
Users can also check the latest news from Dubizzle via the taskbar jump list that provides access to its popular social networking destination on Facebook and its Twitter account. In addition, the jump list allows users to store recent history of their activity on the site.
Dubizzle co-founder J C Butler said: “What makes Dubizzle different is the user experience, so anything that improves that interaction is welcomed. Partnering with Microsoft and IE9 means we can offer an enhanced streamlined experience to users through our sites as we continue our expansion across Mena.”
Samer Abu-Ltaif, regional general manager of Microsoft Gulf, said: “Microsoft has a history of working with cutting-edge internet properties and other online businesses in developing tailored, innovative solutions to specific needs.”
“As the poster children for online entrepreneurship in the region, we’re delighted that the team at Dubizzle has recognized the inherent value proposition in IE9’s custom features. Innovation is a touchstone for both of our companies and IE9 is a perfect illustration of how we put that innovation into action to benefit businesses and users alike,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service