Maybe YouTube can do what the European Commission can’t: break open the internet browser market.
That is one intriguing possibility raised by a YouTube prompt that invites some visitors to the site to select a new browser (image from TechCrunch, after the jump). They are given three options: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3.5 (in that order).
It’s surely no coincidence that this is the approach the EC has been trying to force on Microsoft. Brussels wants Microsoft to provide Windows users with a “ballot screen” offering them a choice of browsers (likely also to include Safari and Opera). Read more