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Firefox Closes in on 25% of the Market

Apr 07, 2010, 12:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Justin Ryan)

"One of the favorite activities of journalists, bloggers, and other putters-of-things-in-print is to declare the impending doom and/or death of this or that. We won't be engaging in the practice today, but we will happily report that the Browser Wars are alive and well, and continuing to take a toll on the market leader.

"This month's market share statistics, as collected by NetApplications' NetMarketShare service, paint an increasingly-familiar picture of the continued growth of diversity in the browser market. Firefox, which has been growing steadily over the past several years, gained more than a quarter of a percentage point in March — a figure that may seem small, but considering the billion-plus users of the internet, represents millions of additional users. That increase brings Firefox's share to 24.52%, within a mere half a percent of controlling one-fourth of the global browser market.

"Google's Chrome gained steadily as well, coming in up 0.52% to top out at 6.13% — not bad for a browser that seized a full 1% of the market in its first twenty-four hours. The other two major contenders, Safari and Opera, posted 0.2% and 0.02% gains, respectively, to claim a combined 7% of the market."

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