Perhaps a little overshadowed by the much bigger news (Bing!), there was another announcement of interest made yesterday: Microsoft is launching a customized version of the IE8 web browser which integrates real-time features provided by the social search engine OneRiot.
This specialized version of IE, available here in the IE Addons Gallery, includes the three OneRiot-powered addons right out of the box. The addons include a realtime search provider, a web slice that shows today’s hottest videos, and a “most shared today” web slice which delivers content from news, blogs, and videos from around the web.
If you already have the IE8 browser installed, you can just click the links above to add each addon individually in order to turn your copy of IE8 into an optimized, real-time web browser.