Market data from Net Applications indicates Google's Chrome browser reached a global marketshare of 9.3 percent in November, up from 8.5 percent in October. Internet Explorer use declined from 59.2 percent to 58.3 percent, while Firefox remained flat at 22.8 percent.
Chrome usage rose from 8.5 percent of worldwide Web usage in October to 9.3 percent in November, according to statistics released today by Net Applications, whose analytics software monitors Web traffic extensively.
Chrome claimed most of that share from Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which dropped in overall usage from 59.2 percent to 58.3 percent. Chrome's gains means Google has an easier time pursuing its agenda--adding new features for Web programmers, modifying Net communication protocols to make them faster, and generally trying to make the Internet a place where people spend more of their lives.
Third-place Firefox was essentially flat yet again at 22.8 percent, while Safari crept upward from 5.4 percent to 5.6 percent and Opera slipped from 2.3 percent to 2.2 percent.