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  1. Wed, 07 Jan 2015
    Yahoo achieves highest US search share since 2009
  2. Wed, 03 Dec 2014
    Three times more Yahoo search usage on Firefox 34 in the US
  3. Mon, 01 Dec 2014
    Windows 8.1 overtakes XP and breaks 10% mark for first time globally in terms of internet usage
  4. Thu, 18 Sep 2014
    Mobile internet usage soars by 67%
  5. Mon, 08 Sep 2014
    Apple 'holding its own' reports StatCounter ahead of imminent iPhone 6 announcement
  6. Tue, 02 Sep 2014
    Windows 8.1 overtakes 8 worldwide
  7. Wed, 02 Apr 2014
    Less than a week to go and XP remains world's second most popular operating system
  8. Tue, 04 Feb 2014
    New StatCounter report highlights global risk to business and other users from Windows XP
  9. Mon, 16 Dec 2013
    New StatCounter data finds that tablet internet usage is less than 5% globally
  10. Mon, 09 Sep 2013
    Web analytics company StatCounter charts Apple's global battle with Samsung ahead of rumored new iPhone launch
  11. Wed, 10 Jul 2013
    Web analytics company StatCounter launches "Internet Wars" Report
  12. Mon, 04 Feb 2013
    Apple and Samsung displace Nokia worldwide for first time in terms of internet usage
  13. Fri, 30 Nov 2012
    Windows 8 slower out of the traps than predecessor Windows 7
  14. Thu, 25 Oct 2012
    Windows 8 has battle globally to kill off XP
  15. Mon, 09 Jul 2012
    Web analytics company StatCounter highlights evolving global browser landscape in new video
  16. Mon, 18 Jun 2012
    [Note] An Open Letter to Roger Capriotti, Microsoft
  17. Fri, 01 Jun 2012
    Independent web analytics firm StatCounter confirms milestone as Chrome overtakes IE globally for first calendar month
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  18. Wed, 30 May 2012
    [Note] Response to articles on certain Spanish websites 28th & 29th May
    Language: EN | ES
  19. Tue, 08 May 2012
    IE9 bucks the trend of older Microsoft browsers at weekends
  20. Wed, 11 Apr 2012
    Screen Resolution Alert for Web Developers
  21. Wed, 21 Mar 2012
    Chrome is world's number one browser for a day
  22. Mon, 06 Feb 2012
    Mobile internet usage is doubling year on year
  23. Thu, 15 Dec 2011
    Chrome 15 Becomes World's Most Popular Browser
  24. Thu, 01 Dec 2011
    Chrome Overtakes Firefox Globally for First Time
  25. Tue, 01 Nov 2011
    Windows 7 overtakes XP globally for first time in October
  26. Mon, 01 Aug 2011
    Chrome Overtakes Firefox for UK Number Two Browser Spot in July
  27. Fri, 01 Jul 2011
    Chrome Breaks 20% Globally in June
  28. Wed, 01 Jun 2011
    Firefox 4 Becomes Leading Firefox Version
  29. Wed, 23 Mar 2011
    Firefox 4 Hits the Ground Running and Eclipses Internet Explorer 9
  30. Tue, 08 Mar 2011
    Android overtakes BlackBerry for first time
  31. Tue, 01 Mar 2011
    Bing overtakes Yahoo! globally for first time
  32. Tue, 04 Jan 2011
    Firefox overtakes Internet Explorer in Europe in browser wars
  33. Wed, 01 Dec 2010
    BlackBerry overtakes Apple in Mobile Wars
  34. Tue, 05 Oct 2010
    Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser falls below 50% of worldwide market for first time
  35. Wed, 01 Sep 2010
    Windows 7 Jumps Ahead of Vista Globally for First Time
  36. Tue, 31 Aug 2010
    Redd Monday for Digg
  37. Mon, 28 Jun 2010
    Chrome overtakes Safari for first time to claim third place in US Internet browser market
  38. Tue, 01 Jun 2010
    IE6 Falls Below 5% for First Time in US and Europe
  39. Thu, 22 Apr 2010
    Twitter Generates Almost One in Ten Social Media Hits to Websites
  40. Wed, 13 Jan 2010
    Google Gained Market Share in China in Last Six Months
  41. Tue, 03 Nov 2009
    Encouraging Start for Windows 7
  42. Mon, 02 Nov 2009
    Bing US Market Share Stabilises but Yahoo! Continues Fall
  43. Thu, 01 Oct 2009
    Bing Records First Monthly Decline Since Launch
  44. Tue, 01 Sep 2009
    Bing Slows in Race against Google
  45. Mon, 03 Aug 2009
    Bing Gains Another 1% of Search Market
  46. Fri, 10 Jul 2009
    Bing Overtakes Yahoo! for Second Time
  47. Thu, 02 Jul 2009
    Firefox 3.5 Fast Out of Blocks
  48. Wed, 01 Jul 2009
    Bing Gains 1% of Search Market for Microsoft
  49. Thu, 11 Jun 2009
    Bing Takes Market Share Despite Falling Behind Yahoo!
  50. Fri, 05 Jun 2009
    Bing Overtakes Yahoo!
  51. Tue, 02 Jun 2009
    Opera Retakes Leadership from iPhone in Mobile Browser Market
  52. Tue, 31 Mar 2009
    Firefox 3.0 Becomes Most Popular Web Browser in Europe for First Time
  53. Mon, 23 Mar 2009
    Vista Breaks Through 30% U.S. Market Share
  54. Fri, 20 Mar 2009
    Microsoft IE 8 Launch 'Underwhelms'
  55. Wed, 04 Mar 2009
    Firefox 3 Gains Ground on Microsoft Internet Explorer in Internet Browser Wars
  56. Tue, 03 Mar 2009
    iPhone Takes Global Lead in Mobile Browser Wars - StatCounter Research
  57. Tue, 03 Mar 2009
    StatCounter Launches Free Global Stats Tool
  58. Wed, 03 Sep 2008
    Chrome Grabs 1% of Global Browser Market in First Day
  59. Thu, 31 Jul 2008
    Statcounter Research Shows New Search Engine Cuil is One to Watch
  60. Thu, 19 Jun 2008
    Stout Performance by Firefox 3 Confirmed by StatCounter
  61. Tue, 18 Mar 2008
    iPhone Increases Market Share in Mobile Browser Wars

Yahoo achieves highest US search share since 2009

  • Google at lowest US share yet recorded by StatCounter Global Stats
  • Mozilla move to make Yahoo the default on Firefox has early impact on search engine battle

San Francisco, CA & Dublin, Ireland; Wednesday 7th January 2015: In December Yahoo achieved its highest US search share for over five years according to the latest data from StatCounter, the independent website analytics provider. Google fell to the lowest monthly share yet recorded by the company*. These December stats coincide with Mozilla making Yahoo the default search engine for Firefox 34 users in the US.

StatCounter Global Stats reports that in December Google took 75.2% of US search referrals followed by Bing on 12.5% and Yahoo on 10.4%.

As previously announced by Yahoo, December marked the start of its partnership with Mozilla. Yahoo is now the default search experience for Firefox 34 in the US, bringing an end to Mozilla's 10-year relationship with Google.

"The move by Mozilla has had a definite impact on US search," commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. "The question now is whether Firefox users switch back to Google." Firefox users represented just over 12% of US internet usage in December according to StatCounter.

StatCounter (www.statcounter.com) provides independent website analytics, including a free option, to companies, agencies, bloggers, self-employed, charities and those who want to measure activity on their website, blog or forum. Key features include ease of use, independence and ability to view individual visitors in real time.

Last July, StatCounter announced a new feature in response to Google's removal of keyword data. By integrating Google Webmaster Tools (GWT) data into its reports, StatCounter has given its members the ability to access all available keyword intelligence which they can slice and dice all within their StatCounter account.

StatCounter Global Stats data is based on over 15 billion page views per month to over three million websites. Further info is available here: http://gs.statcounter.com/faq

* StatCounter Global Stats began tracking global search statistics in July 2008.

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