Taobao on IE8

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Launched in 2003, Taobao ( is the largest Internet retail website in China with more than 75% of the Chinese-domestic online consumer market, serving nearly 100 million registered users and more than 1.5 million sellers.
One year ago, at MIX08 in Las Vegas, they've seen a demo of the IE8 new features for the first time. It didn't take more than a few weeks to prototype, design, develop and deploy the new Web Slices, Accelerators and Visual Search on their website. One year later those features are already something users can't live without.
Listen to the full story from Ying Sun, Product Manager of R&D Center of, interviewed by Giorgio Sardo (Microsoft Corp) and Liwei Zhao (Microsoft DPE China).

If you are familiar with the Chinese language, check them out at!

If you want to build your own features, you can start from here:



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    Henry Cui
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    For those of you who do not know Giorgio, he is the IE Technical Evangelist and will be producing more content for C9 providing valuable insights into IE 8 and beyond. Great job, Giorgio! Welcome aboard.

    Keep on posting,

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    Thanks Charles!

    More content to come soon... Smiley
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    with assistance of a taobao buying agent, people all over the world can buy from taobao. is a reliable and professional taobao buying agent helping people outside of China and foreigners living in China buy from taobao, they charge very low for their excellent service, they also provide with huge discount on international shipping, discount on EMS can be up to 50% off. What’s more, good buying suggestions are given from them whenever needed

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