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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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2011-01-04 08:30:00

Microsoft's Internet Explorer online browser suffered its largest loss of market share in two years, and has been replaced by Mozilla's Firefox as the most popular Web-surfing software in Europe, web tracking firm StatCounter is reporting. Internet Explorer lost 1.4% of its usage share in December 2010, Gregg Keizer of Computerworld wrote in an article Monday. Benefiting from Microsoft's misfortune were Google and Apple, whose Chrome and Safari browsers saw their market share increase to 10%...

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2009-08-03 12:46:27

According to Internet data firm StatCounter, Microsoft's Bing search engine nabbed another 1 percentage point in the U.S. market, taking its combined share with Yahoo to 20.36 percent. The data showed that Bing had 9.41 percent of the U.S. market in July, up from 8.23 percent in June.  Last week, Microsoft and Yahoo announced a 10-year Web search deal to better compete with Google. The two companies are using Bing to power search queries on Yahoo's site, and they are also using...

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2009-07-01 11:10:00

According to data released on Wednesday, Microsoft Corp.'s new Bing search engine gained some U.S. market share during its first month as a search engine, but it still trails Google Inc. Bing was launched on June 3 and took 8.23 percent of U.S. Web searches for June.  Microsoft's search engine prior to Bing only gained a total of 7.81 percent market share, said Internet data firm StatCounter. Google's market share dropped slightly from 78.72 percent down to 78.48 percent before...

2008-06-19 12:00:28

DUBLIN, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mozilla Firefox Guinness Book of World Records attempt has been a major success in encouraging users to download Firefox 3 according to analysis conducted by StatCounter, which provides free website traffic analysis. Usage of Firefox 3 more than doubled between June 16th and 18th from 7.8% to 18.9%. Usage of Firefox 2 declined from 89.8% to 78.8%. (See: http://www.statcounter.com/press_release/ for charts). "The Firefox folks have certainly earned...


Word of the Day
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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