Internet Explorer gaining ground

Posted on Thursday, Nov 01 2012 @ 20:52 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The latest browser marketshare report from analytics firm Net Applications reveals Internet Explorer is once again getting more popular. Microsoft's browser commanded a marketshare of 54.13 percent in October, an increase of 0.5 percent versus September. Chrome lost 0.31 percent and now stands at a marketshare 18.55 percent, while Firefox took a 0.9 percent plunge to 19.99 percent.
That's according to the latest Desktop Browser Market Share report from Net Applications, which uses data captured from 160 million unique visitors each month. According to the firm's October statistics, Internet Explorer is continuing to overtake its rivals in terms of user adoption, capturing a 54.13 percent slice of the web browser market in October, an increase of 0.5 percent compared to September.

It's unclear how Microsoft is doing so well at keeping its Internet Explorer browser on so many devices, but Ovum analyst Richard Edwards told The INQUIRER that the growth could be linked to the increase in PCs in emerging markets.
Browser marketshare October 2012

Source: The Inquirer


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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