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IE Usage Continues Steady Decline: Report

Oct 06, 2010, 14:04 (3 Talkback[s])
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"At the same time that Microsoft was launching the beta for the latest version of its widely used browser last month, Internet Explorer's (IE) continued its slow but steady decline -- sliding to its lowest point ever, according to one Web analytics firm.

"The research arm of StatCounter reported Tuesday that, by its criteria, IE use dropped to 49.9 percent in September on a worldwide basis, the first time that Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) browser has fallen below 50 percent on StatCounter's index.

""This is certainly a milestone in the Internet browser wars," Aodhan Cullen, CEO of StatCounter, said in a statement. "Just two years ago IE dominated the worldwide market with 67 percent."

"IE remains the leading browser in the market place, however. At least for now."

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