some people see the death of the browser as imminent but i think the browser will live for a long time … and these companies show how it is being extended.
when you navigate using Browster you can see a preview of what following a link will be like by simply putting your mouse over the link. at Senopy, a web site operator can do the same thing with linked advertising. (and thanks Saar Gur from Adteractive for pointing out the link between these two companies to me).
in fact, previewing web pages before actually viewing them (and utilizing more contextual information like help menus) is going to make the web browsing experience increasingly rich. and a lot of things are becoming increasingly easy to do with AJAX. (we’ve been testing a few of these things out at the karmaOne project and it is pretty cool).