The New Stuff

web-browsers

Firefox Remains Second Most Popular Browser, Chrome still at Third Place


A fierce competition exists among the different web browsers for market share and right now Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are in the top three.

According to a report published by Net Applications, Microsoft Internet Explorer still maintains the lead with a significant 52.84 percent of the market but it is in the fight for second place that things get interesting.

The Net Applications report showed that despite a surge in the usage of Google Chrome at the end of 2011, Mozilla Firefox is still the second most used web browser in the PC environment, mainly because Chrome lost market share in February 2012 (along with Internet Explorer). The report said that Firefox has a two percent lead on Chrome, which has an 18.9 percent share of the market. Chrome slipped one percentage point from a high 19.11 that was reported in December 2011. Actually, Internet Explorer also lost market, a drop of 0.12 percent. The Safari browser from Apple also reported an increase in market share in February, increasing its market share from 4.9 percent to 5.24 percent.  Opera also increased market share from 1.67 percent to 1.71 percent.

It should be noted though that different research firms have different methods for calculating the market share of browsers. These differences are actually significant enough that it could change the order of the browsers’ place on the list. So in a way, take this report with a grain of salt.

What browser do you often use?

Recently Published

grocery shopping apps
»

10 Shopping Apps Worth Using at the Grocery Store

Grocery shopping is no mean task. Most women, however, including moms ...

online marketing
»

5 Techniques For Online Marketing Success

Online marketing is a cornerstone of business success regardless of ...

technical writing
»

4 Terms Tech Writers Have to Stop Misusing

I get that you’re a tech writer and not a computer scientist. ...

smart car
»

What You Can Expect From the Smart Car Industry

For years, the focus of technology has been on PCs, tablets and ...

online marketing
»

Online Marketing For Creative Companies: How To Stand Out

If you consider the company you work for to be of the ...

Project Management
»

Got a Project? Learn How To Manage It the Right Way

There are lots of different things that probably qualify under the ...

Newsletter-templates-designs
»

A Few Things To Interest Your Followers

Whether they are customers on your website, social media followers, ...

Mobile-Devices
»

Understanding the Mobile Medium: Getting Your Message Across

One of the reasons that online marketing is particularly interesting ...

podcasts
»

Podcasts For Different Daily Activities: Picking a Routine

Once you get into the world of podcasts, you never really go back. ...