Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft's enemy within?
Does the popularity of Mozilla Firefox know no bounds? Publicity doing the rounds to support stories about Microsoft's MSN Search seems to include screenshots of something that looks strangely like Firefox. Ido Kenan of Israeli site NRG Maariv has investigated the strange case of a PR shot of this combination labeled "AP Photo/HO/Microsoft". This construction is generally used for photo credits where the photo has been issued by Microsoft, and if you look around you'll find a few other examples. HO simply stands for "Hand Out", which usually means the outfit writing the story (here, Associated Press) sourced the photo from Microsoft. One of the stories that has used it to illustrate an MSN Search review can be seen here, and there are plenty more versions of the AP article. NRG Maariv has as link to a bigger version if you can't quite make out it's Firefox.
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