"Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser continued
its slow slide in April and, for the first time, its market share
fell below 60 percent -- although not by much, according to one
market research firm.
"Global use of Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) IE slipped slightly
more than half a percent in the month, but crossed what may be a
psychological barrier with the drop to 59.95 percent, as opposed to
60.65 percent in March, according to Web analytics firm Net
"Vince Vizzacarro, executive vice president of marketing for Net
Applications sees that 60 percent mark as troubling, but not
necessarily a harbinger -- at least not yet.
""They've [Microsoft] been losing share consistently ... [but]
50 percent is the big mental barrier," Vizzacarro said."