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Mozilla released the latest version of its open source browser on Tuesday, Firefox 12, which offers a streamlined update process, improved developer tools and includes patches to 14 known security bugs.
New data released by Net Applications shows that Microsoft's Internet Explorer was able to fight off Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox in March from its share of the browser market.
Web analytics firm StatCounter said on Wednesday that Google's Chrome web browser overtook Microsoft's Internet Explorer to become market leader for the first time.
At the 2011 CanSecWest Pwn2Own hacker contest, Google Chrome was the one browser that challengers could not break into. Fast forward to the 2012 challenge, and Chrome was the first to fall, thanks to a team of French hackers who found a previously unknown vulnerability in the software.
Microsoft reports that Apple isn't the only company that has fallen victim to Google's sneaky way of getting past privacy protections.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) resumed its drop in desktop browser market share in December, falling to an all time low and trending to drop below 50% as soon as March, according to metrics firm Net Applications.
Google is paying Mozilla $300 million for it to remain the default search engine on the Firefox Web browser.
Google and Mozilla have come to a new three-year agreement for Google to be the default search option in the Firefox browser.
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