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27 August 2012

Google Chrome now used by one in three web surfers

Google's Chrome web browser is going to turn four years old in less than a month. According to web analytics service StatCounter, approximately 33.8% of web surfers are using Chrome to look at kittens, puppies, and to see how many likes their last status update received. That's absolutely astonishing when you step back and realize that it wasn't too long ago when Firefox was considered the browser to beat. How many people still use Firefox? About 23.7%, which is certainly nothing to sneeze at, but let's be honest, when was the last time you actually set Firefox as your default browser?


As for the elephant in the room, Internet Explorer, it commands an impressive 32% of the browser market, but three ago that figure was closer to 68.7%. Why the sharp decline? We can think of several reasons. Let's start with the fact that Google actively promotes Chrome on their homepage and on YouTube. Those two sites alone are viewed by hundred of millions of people on a daily basis. That and people are becoming more technology savvy over time, so they don't stick with what came with their machine. There's also the 2010 EU ruling that forced Microsoft to offer Windows users a choice of browsers. That had to hurt.

We're curious, what browser do you use and why?

Source : www.gizmag.com
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