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Chrome Closes In On Firefox In Global Web Usage
2011-12-02 05:47:58

Google´s Chrome web browser is now within 4 percentage points of Firefox´s No. 2 position in global usage, according to Net Applications' November browser usage measurements. Indeed, if just one in fifty Firefox users switch to Chrome, Google would be the world´s second most popular web browser, the firm said. The data showed that Firefox dropped 0.4 percentage points to 22.1 percent of usage in November, while Chrome gained 0.7 percent to 18.2 percent. If the trend...

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2011-08-02 04:53:55

Web analytics firm StatCounter said on Monday that Google's Chrome overtook Mozilla Firefox in July to become Britain's second-most popular Web browser after Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Chrome took 22.1 percent of the U.K. market, which is up 12 percent compared to a year earlier. Internet Explorer's share dropped to 46 percent from 55 percent just a year ago. Firefox's share also saw a drop as it went from 25 percent to 21.6 percent a year ago. Google is trying to convert its...

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2011-03-28 07:21:07

Between early Wednesday to early Thursday users downloaded 8.75 million copies of the new browser, setting an unofficial record for software downloads on the second day of Firefox 4's launch, Computerworld said on Friday. The one-day tally broke the record established by Firefox 3.0 in mid-2008 which was downloaded more than 8 million times within 24 hours. At the time, Mozilla ran a "Download Day" campaign that resulted in a certified Guinness World Record which had a Guinness representative...

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2009-07-31 13:35:00

Firefox has reached its billionth download mark since it was first introduced in 2004. The Mozilla Foundation announced the billionth download of Firefox, its free open-source Web browser on Friday. Firefox's download counter began approaching the billion-download mark on Thursday. The figure accounts for every download of every version of Firefox since its initial release in 2004. Additionally, it also includes single users downloading several copies of the software for many computers....

2008-09-04 12:00:14

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc. is releasing its own Web browser in a long-anticipated move aimed at countering the dominance of Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer and ensuring easy access to its market- leading search engine. The Mountain View-based company took the unusual step of announcing its latest product on the Labor Day holiday after it prematurely sent out a comic book drawn up to herald the new browser's arrival. The free browser, called "Chrome," is supposed...

2008-09-03 09:00:17

Google launches Web browser to compete with Microsoft LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Google launched on Tuesday a beta version of its browser for Windows, called Google Chrome, in more than 100 countries. With the Web browser, Google wants to be in a better position to compete with the likes of Internet Explorer and Firefox. This was seen as yet another salvo in Google's intensifying battle with Microsoft to dominate not only what people do on the Web but also how they get there....

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2008-09-03 09:30:00

By Stephen Foley Microsoft has vowed to fight back against the launch of a new web browser by arch-rival Google, promising new features for its market- leading Internet Explorer and putting itself on alert for a challenge to Google on competition grounds. Internet users in 100 countries were yesterday able to download Google's Chrome, which is said to be less likely to crash and more efficient in running complicated applications. Google shares jumped on the news, which analysts said was a...

2008-09-02 09:15:00

By Michael Liedtke Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- Google Inc. is releasing its own Web browser in a long-anticipated move aimed at countering the dominance of Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer and ensuring easy access to its market-leading search engine. The Mountain View-based company took the unusual step of announcing its latest product on the Labor Day holiday after it prematurely sent out a comic book drawn up to herald the new browser's arrival. The free browser, called...

2008-06-19 09:00:00

By Bloomberg News Mozilla Corp.'s new Firefox 3 Web browser, the main rival to Microsoft Corp.'s dominant Internet Explorer, shattered the company's previous record by attracting more than 8.2 million downloads in its first 24 hours. Firefox 3 passed its predecessor's first-day download total of 1.6 million in five hours, according to the company based in Mountain View, Calif. Mozilla released the program Tuesday. The software, available for free, loads Web pages as much as three times...

2008-06-19 03:00:04

The new version of the Firefox Web browser was downloaded more than 8 million times in the first 24 hours it was available, the software's developers said Wednesday. At its peak, Firefox's Web site was serving 17,000 copies a minute. Downloads came from some 200 countries, led by the United States, Germany, Japan, Spain and Britain. Firefox supporters were seeking to set a world record for most software downloads in a 24-hour period. The category is new, and Guinness World Records must...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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