News quiz: The week in tech

Microsoft re-enters the browser game, Twitter aims for microfame

It was a good week for Microsoft. The Redmond giant finally got some skin back in the browser game with the public debut of its Internet Explorer 9 beta this week, while Bing got a boost in the search market sweepstakes (according to one source, at least). Twitter unveiled a major makeover, Google jettisoned an "evil" employee, and Apple's Steve Jobs was allegedly stopped for trying to bring gear just a bit more deadly than an iPad onto a flight from Osaka, according to a Japanese tabloid. Are you sharp enough to slice through our quiz? Give yourself 10 points for each correct answer. Now start chopping.

1. Microsoft formally unveiled the beta of Internet Explorer 9, and the early returns are in. Which of the following is not one of the things people are saying about IE9?

a. "A huge step forward"
b. "It's just plain good"
c. "Pushes the [browser] art form forward"
d. "Tastes great, less filling"

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