Google’s Chrome ‘in retreat,’ says Microsoft

Internet Explorer (IE) gained browser usage share last month in the U.S., while major rivals Firefox and Chrome both lost ground, Microsoft said today, citing data from Web analytics firm Net Applications.”This is an incredibly competitive space now, which is incredibly healthy,” said Ryan Gavin, director of platform strategies for Microsoft. “But we’re already seeing Chrome in retreat in the U.S.”According to Net Applications data not available to the general public, all versions of IE gained 0.76 of a percentage point in U.S. usage share last month, accounting for 63.27% of the browsers used in May. Firefox and Chrome, meanwhile, fell 0.24 and 0.45 of a percentage point, respectively, in the U.S. last month, ending with shares of 20.38% and 4.53%.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9177563/Google_s_Chrome_in_retreat_says_Microsoft
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/348576/google_chrome_retreat_says_microsoft/Also see:Internet Explorer 8 Gains at Expense of Chrome and Firefox
The results are out from the latest Net Applications survey of Web browser market share, and Google continues to capture market share and headlines with its Chrome Web browser. Drilling down into the stats, though, and looking behind the curtain reveals that real winner in the market share department is Internet Explorer 8.Internet Explorer 8 is the fastest growing browser–gaining 2.5 times more share than Chrome.The main headline coming out of the most recent data is that Chrome captured the largest gain–growing .32 percent to a new market share of 7.05 percent. Chrome’s gain is further enhanced by the fact that both Internet Explorer and Firefox declined.
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