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26 May 12 Chrome now world's top browser, but beware the math


Chrome overtakes Internet Explorer, according to StatCounter.

Chrome overtakes Internet Explorer, according to StatCounter.

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There’s no debating Google Chrome continues to gain momentum and put pressure on Internet Explorer. But according to one browser-tracking firm, it’s now more popular than Microsoft’s alternative.

Analytics site StatCounter has revealed that for the first time, Google Chrome overtook Internet Explorer last week to become the world’s most popular browser. According to the data the company compiled, during the week of May 14 to May 20, Chrome secured 32.76 percent market share, compared to Microsoft’s 31.94 percent.

At the start of this week, however, Chrome has come back down to 31.88 percent, just inching out Internet Explorer’s 31.47 percent share.

Chrome surprised some Web users back in March when it was revealed by StatCounter that the browser overtook Internet Explorer for one day that month. Soon after, it fell back to second place behind Microsoft’s software. StatCounter CEO Aodhan Cullen said at that time that Chrome has quickly become the top choice for users on weekends.

“Whether Chrome can take the lead in the browser wars in the long term remains to be seen, however the trend towards Chrome usage at weekends is undeniable,” Cullen said at the time. “At weekends, when people are free to choose what browser to use, many of them are selecting Chrome in preference to Internet Explorer.”

Still, it’s important to note that StatCounter’s method of counting data is slightly different than those from other analytics firms. StatCounter counts raw page views, but doesn’t correct its data for geographic differences between global browsing patterns and its own network usage. StatCounter only recently started removing prerendered pages which are not viewed from its stats.

Despite its worldwide success, Chrome still has a ways to go to catch Internet Explorer in the U.S. In fact, StatCounter’s data shows that the week Chrome overtook Internet Explorer, Google’s browser held just 23.83 percent market share, compared to Microsoft’s 37.81 percent. Chrome’s success appears to have come in large part from Europe, where the browser outpaced Internet Explorer by more than 1 percentage point.

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28 Apr 12 Google’s Latest TV Ad: How Chrome Can Help You Get Your Ex Back


Google Chrome Coffee

Do you hate how things ended between you and your ex and are you still trying to get him/her back? Google apparently knows what that feels like and wants you to use Chrome to set things right. Or at least, that’s what it looks like judging from Google’s latest TV commercial for Chrome, which debuted last night.

In this latest ad, Mark (markpotter7@gmail.com) is trying hard to get his ex Jen to go out for coffee with him because he still hates “how things ended” (why they broke up, the ad sadly never tells us). To woo his ex back (or at least convince her to go out for coffee with him), Mark then uses a steady stream of Google Docs spreadsheets, Picasa photos and YouTube videos to make his point.

Google has also released a steady stream of ads for Chrome, Google+ and its other products over the last year or so. Some of them try hard to tug on people’s heartstrings while others feature celebrities like Lady Gaga. Just last December, Google also launched two commercials for Google+ with the Muppets.

What most of these ads have in common, though, is that they don’t focus on technology so much, but what that technology can do for its users. No doubt, that’s a pretty effective advertising technique. Whether Chrome and Google can help you get your ex back, though, is a different question. The ad sadly doesn’t tell us Jen’s response.

Article source: http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/25/googles-latest-tv-ad-how-chrome-can-help-you-get-your-ex-back/

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25 Mar 12 Google Chrome Briefly Steals Browser Lead From Internet Explorer


Google Chrome recently became the most popular browser in use on the web, overtaking Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE), before falling back into second place.

Chart showing Google Chrome and Internet Explorer usage

StatCounter revealed that on Saturday, March 18, Chrome’s browser market share surpassed that of IE, for the first time in its history, with a 32.71 percent compared to 32.5 percent.

The company’s research showed that the spike was largely due to heavy usage in India, Russia, and Brazil and said that it was indicative of a wider trend as Chrome usage often increases over weekends.

The phenomenon was taken by analysts as a sign that consumers commonly use IE for work purposes and Chrome for home browsing.

“At weekends, when people are free to choose what browser to use, many of them are selecting Chrome in preference to IE,” commented StatCounter chief executive Aodhan Cullen.

Despite marking a major milestone for Chrome, which according to StatCounter only boasted a 28 percent market share in January, Cullen indicated the jump may not have any real long term significance.

“Whether Chrome can take the lead in the browser wars in the long term remains to be seen, however the trend towards Chrome usage at weekends is undeniable,” he said.

StatCounter’s findings are based on analysis of 3 million websites, with the company analyzing 15 billion page views each month.

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Article source: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2163410/Google-Chrome-Briefly-Steals-Browser-Lead-From-Internet-Explorer

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24 Mar 12 Google Chrome Briefly Steals Browser Lead From Internet Explorer


Google Chrome recently became the most popular browser in use on the web, overtaking Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE), before falling back into second place.

Chart showing Google Chrome and Internet Explorer usage

StatCounter revealed that on Saturday, March 18, Chrome’s browser market share surpassed that of IE, for the first time in its history, with a 32.71 percent compared to 32.5 percent.

The company’s research showed that the spike was largely due to heavy usage in India, Russia, and Brazil and said that it was indicative of a wider trend as Chrome usage often increases over weekends.

The phenomenon was taken by analysts as a sign that consumers commonly use IE for work purposes and Chrome for home browsing.

“At weekends, when people are free to choose what browser to use, many of them are selecting Chrome in preference to IE,” commented StatCounter chief executive Aodhan Cullen.

Despite marking a major milestone for Chrome, which according to StatCounter only boasted a 28 percent market share in January, Cullen indicated the jump may not have any real long term significance.

“Whether Chrome can take the lead in the browser wars in the long term remains to be seen, however the trend towards Chrome usage at weekends is undeniable,” he said.

StatCounter’s findings are based on analysis of 3 million websites, with the company analyzing 15 billion page views each month.

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Article source: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2163410/Google-Chrome-Briefly-Steals-Browser-Lead-From-Internet-Explorer

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23 Mar 12 Chrome crowned browser king for a day


Chrome was last Sunday the most-used browser in the world, according to the website analytics firm StatCounter.

Google’s browser briefly overtook Microsoft’s Internet Explorer for the first time on that day, although IE is now back in the lead. StatCounter said Chrome’s one-day triumph was a “milestone”, and pointed out that people tend to use Chrome more on the weekends, when they are away from work, and IE more while in the workplace.

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StatCounter analyses a network of more than three million sites to provide statistics relating to the browsers people are using, as well as operating systems and other factors such as screen resolution. On Wednesday, the company said a surge of Chrome use in India, Russia and Brazil on the weekend had briefly made the browser the most widely-used in the world.

“While it is only one day, this is a milestone,” StatCounter CEO Aodhan Cullen said in a statement. “Whether Chrome can take the lead in the browser wars in the long term remains to be seen, however the trend towards Chrome usage at weekends is undeniable. At weekends, when people are free to choose what browser to use, many of them are selecting Chrome in preference to IE.”

On the Sunday, Chrome had a 32.71-percent share of global browser usage, just above Internet Explorer’s 32.5 percent. However, the shares normalised after that, and Chrome is currently on 30.41 percent to IE’s 35.29 percent.

Mozilla’s Firefox, which was until last December in second place ahead of Chrome, is now in third place with a 25.05-percent share, StatCounter’s latest figures show.

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23 Mar 12 Chrome overtakes Internet Explorer worldwide for first time


Chrome beat Internet Explorer one day this week.

Chrome beat Internet Explorer one day this week.

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StatCounter)

Internet Explorer is still the world’s top browser, but for a day over the weekend, it feel to second place.

According to Stat Counter, which analyzes browser market share worldwide, Chrome was the most-used browser globally on March 18, just edging out Internet Explorer for top billing. The browser was put over the top by strong usage in India, Russia, and Brazil, Stat Counter said.

But unfortunately for Chrome, it was a short-lived victory: by March 19, Internet Explorer was back on top.

“While it is only one day, this is a milestone,” StatCounter CEO Aodhan Cullen said in a statement yesterday. “Whether Chrome can take the lead in the browser wars in the long term remains to be seen, however the trend towards Chrome usage at weekends is undeniable. At weekends, when people are free to choose what browser to use, many of them are selecting Chrome in preference to Internet Explorer.”

StatCounter’s findings on weekend usage compared to weekday usage is rather interesting. It indicates that people might be using Internet Explorer on their work machines, but when home on weekends and on their own computers, they’re running Google’s browser.

According to StatCounter, back in January, Chrome’s global daily market share stood at around 28 percent, compared to roughly 38 percent for Internet Explorer. Since then, Chrome’s market share has been steadily increasing to around 32 percent, while Internet Explorer’s has declined.

StatCounter’s data is based on its analysis of three million Web sites. All told, the company analyzes 15 billion page views each month, including 4 billion in the U.S.

Internet Explorer through the years (screenshots)

Article source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-57402274-17/chrome-overtakes-internet-explorer-worldwide-for-first-time/?part=rss&subj=software&tag=title

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22 Mar 12 Battle of the browsers — Google Chrome edges ahead of IE, but only for a day


Google’s Chrome browser has been steadily building its user base since its launch back in September 2008, and last Sunday it knocked Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) off the top spot for the first time to become the world’s most widely used web browser. On Monday, however, it was back in second place as people returned to their work computers installed with IE.

According to research conducted by the independent website analytics company StatCounter, Chrome was the leading browser on the weekend in India, Russia and Brazil, all of which helped it to become the number one browser on a global basis on Sunday.

“While it is only one day, this is a milestone,” StatCounter CEO Aodhan Cullen said.

Chrome only just managed to take the number one spot, with usage of Google’s browser running at 32.71 percent over IE’s 32.28 percent. Firefox was in third place with 24.81 percent. Two days earlier, on a weekday, Chrome usage was at 30.8 percent, some way behind IE’s 35.28 percent.

StatCounter arrived at its figures by adding up website page views in various browsers, though it should be noted that its data is pulled from a small portion of Internet activity (15 billion page views per month — 4 billion from the US — from more than three million websites on its network). However, its data shows a clear pattern and gives an interesting insight into web browser usage.

“Whether Chrome can take the lead in the browser wars in the long term remains to be seen, however, the trend towards Chrome usage at weekends is undeniable,” Cullen said.

Cullen pointed out that Chrome still has some work to do to hold first place on a more permanent basis, saying that it remains in second or third position in a number of countries, including the US, China, and Germany.

But with IE’s browser share continuing to slide, it’s surely only a matter of time before Chrome takes the top spot for good — or at least until another browser comes along that grabs users’ attention.

Google’s Chrome browser has been popular with many web surfers thanks to its speed, uncluttered interface and growing number of useful extensions. Many also believe it’s more stable and offers better security compared to other browsers.

This article was originally posted on Digital Trends

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22 Mar 12 Chrome: The people's Web browser choice


For a day, Chrome was the top Web browser in the world. It won't be the last time.

For a day, Chrome was the top Web browser in the world. It won

Yes. It’s true. For one day, March 18th, 2012, Chrome, and not Internet Explorer (IE), was the most popular Web browser in the world. It won’t be the last day. While the start of the work week put IE comfortably back on top. When users aren’t chained to their desks, they’re choosing to use Google’s speedy Chrome.

StatCounter, the Web-site analytics company research arm StatCounter Global Stats found that Chrome was the number one browser in the world that day. StatCounter data comes fron over 15 billion page views per month (4 billion from the US) to the StatCounter network of more than three million websites

While it is only one day, this is a milestone,” said Aodhan Cullen, StatCounter’s CEO in a statement. He added that Chrome still faces a battle to unseat its main rivals including IE and Firefox in many regions. While Chrome is often number one in Brazil, India, and Russia Chrome remains in 2nd or 3rd place in China, United States and Germany.

“Whether Chrome can take the lead in the browser wars in the long term remains to be seen, however the trend towards Chrome usage at weekends is undeniable. At weekends, when people are free to choose what browser to use, many of them are selecting Chrome in preference to IE,” concluded Cullen.

On the weekends, the people are turning to Chrome for their Web browsing.

On the weekends, people are turning to Chrome for their Web browsing.

IE use has been declining for years now. Indeed, if you look just at which particular version of a Web browser is the most popular, you’ll see the most current edition of Chrome is the top single Web browser version. When it comes to mobile Web browsers, where Google’s native Android browser recently moved up to number one, IE is a total non-starter.

Desktop, tablet, or smartphone, now that Chrome is also moving to mobile platforms as well, the people are speaking and they’re saying that they want Chrome for their Web browser. The trend towards increased Chrome use over the weekend is clear. Chrome’s speed and relatively better security is winning it fans by the day. Within a few months, Chrome will rule the weekend. Then, with the rise of the “bring your own device” (BYOD) movement, it seems that within a year or so Chrome, and not IE, will be the world’s most popular Web browser all the time.

Web browser charts courtesy of StatCounter.

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Article source: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/networking/chrome-the-peoples-web-browser-choice/2153

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22 Mar 12 Chrome Becomes Most Popular Browser in the World for One Day


Google‘s Chrome browser became the most-used browser in the world for one day last weekend, according to web analytics company StatCounter.

A new report by StatCounter revealed that Chrome became the top global Internet browser for the first time on Sunday. It was the most popular browser in India, Russia and Brazil, which helped contribute to it becoming the number one PC browser for the day.

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“While it is only one day, this is a milestone,” said StatCounter CEO Aodhan Cullen.

About 32.7% of global web browsing occurred on Chrome on March 18, followed by Internet Explorer with 32.5%, according to a Reuters report. On Monday, Chrome occupied 30% of browsing while Internet Explorer accounted for about 35%. Firefox occupies about 25% of the global market share, while Safari trails with 7%.

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Chrome still has a way to go to beat Internet Explorer and Firefox in many regions, including China, United States and Germany.

“Whether Chrome can take the lead in the browser wars in the long term remains to be seen, however the trend towards Chrome usage at weekends is undeniable,” Cullen added. “At weekends, when people are free to choose what browser to use, many of them are selecting Chrome in preference to Internet Explorer.”

StatCounter data is based on over 15 billion page views per month, with 4 billion from the U.S. Its network consists of more than three million websites.

What is your browser of choice? Which do you think will be most popular in five years? Let us know in the comments.

Image courtesy of iStockphoto, andrearoad

This story originally published on Mashable here.

Article source: http://news.yahoo.com/chrome-becomes-most-popular-browser-world-one-day-114147426.html

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