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Two Reports Show Two Winners in Browser Race
2012-07-02 13:32:09

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Both Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome can claim the lead in browser market share for the month of June. Each browser emerged in the lead in one of two separate reports. StatCounter Global Stats puts Chrome just above Internet Explorer while data from NetMarketShare puts Internet Explorer in a clear lead. Microsoft Internet Explorer holds 54 percent of the market, according to data on the NetMarketShare website. Google...

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2012-05-29 20:09:18

Enid Burns for RedOrbit.com Competition between Google's Chrome browser and Microsoft's Internet Explorer is red hot. Last week the search giant's browser beat out the software giant's, and this week the internet is looking at month-long tallies to see just how swiftly Chrome is stepping into the lead for market share on browsers. Mobile may be the battleground for the browser war. In the year ending in January, the research firm statCounter found that global access from mobile devices,...

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2012-05-22 17:38:57

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Yesterday, it seemed that Google´s Chrome web browser had narrowly edged out Microsoft´s Internet Explorer. But that was yesterday, and today is a new day with new statistics and new debates to be had. Microsoft, it turns out, thinks the data used to come up with this statistic is flawed, and prefers to use another traffic measurement site which, conveniently enough, rates IE considerably higher than Chrome. The source of yesterday´s...

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2012-05-21 20:00:18

Enid Burns for RedOrbit The Google Chrome user base continues to grow, and according to data collected by StatCounter, it now exceeds the user base of Internet Explorer by a few percent. Over the past year Google's open source browser has made a steady climb from about 20 percent of the market to somewhere around 33 percent. Meanwhile, Chrome users passed Firefox toward the end of last year, and Explorer just last week. "This has been a two browser market going back to Netscape," said...

Microsoft Controls Web Browser Market Share For March
2012-04-04 04:59:50

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. The latest data released by the firm shows that Internet Explorer held a total browser market share of 53.83 percent for the month, which was up from 52.84 percent in February. The market watcher said that Firefox held a share of 20.55 percent, down from 20.92 percent, and Google at 18.58 percent, down from...

Google's Chrome Overtakes Internet Explorer Over The Weekend
2012-03-22 04:29:41

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. The firm said Chrome was used for 32.7 percent of all browsing on March 18, while IE had 32.5 percent of the market share. "While it is only one day, this is a milestone," Aodhan Cullen, StatCounter's chief executive, said in a statement. "At weekends, when people are free to choose what browser to use, many of them are...

IE Market Share Tumbles As Chrome Reaches 20%
2012-01-03 05:23:58

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. IE lost 0.8% in December, falling to 51.9%, a loss of more than seven percentage points during 2011, the Net Applications data revealed. The move follows a one-month respite in November, the only month in 2011 when it did not lose market share. Google's Chrome benefited...

Google And Mozilla Come To A New Agreement
2011-12-21 05:35:52

Google and Mozilla have come to a new three-year agreement for Google to be the default search option in the Firefox browser. Mozilla announced, “We´re pleased to announce that we have negotiated a significant and mutually beneficial revenue agreement with Google. This new agreement extends our long term search relationship with Google for at least three additional years.” The financial amount of the deal was not disclosed but it is noted by Jon Brodkin of ArsTechnica...

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...

Google's Chrome Browser Nipping At The Heels Of Firefox
2011-10-03 13:54:56

Google Inc.'s Chrome web browser has been gaining market share in the Internet users' choice for accessing content, according to industry tracker StatCounter. Chrome's market share since the beginning of 2011 has seen about a 7.6 percent increase in users, taking away market share from the top dog Internet Explorer and its second-place rival Firefox. Internet Explorer has seen its market share drop over 3 percent since the beginning of 2011, while Firefox has watched as it lost just 0.2...


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