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

Mobile internet usage soars by 67%

  • StatCounter announces new web analytics apps

San Francisco, CA & Dublin, Ireland; Thursday 18th September 2014: The use of mobile devices to access the internet has increased by 67% worldwide over the last 12 months according to StatCounter, the independent website analytics company.

The report from the company's research arm, StatCounter Global Stats, finds that while desktop remains the most popular means to access the web on 64.6%, mobile has grown rapidly from 17.1% to 28.5%. Tablet devices account for 6.8% of internet usage, compared to 4.8% 12 months ago.

StatCounter announced the findings to mark the launch of its new web analytics apps for iOS and Android. These apps, which are free to download and use, are available from iTunes or Google Play.

"Mobile usage has already overtaken desktop in several countries including India, South Africa and Saudi Arabia," commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. "All indications are that this trend is set to continue, which creates new challenges and opportunities for businesses globally."

He noted that just three years ago desktop was the number one platform across all countries. StatCounter has produced an animated world map to show how this has changed since then.

Mobile internet usage in the US has grown by 73% over the last 12 months to reach 24.4% in August. UK mobile internet usage is up by 69% to 23.2%. Other individual country stats are available at http://gs.statcounter.com/#all-comparison-ww-monthly-201308-201408.

Cullen added that mobile internet usage is increasing faster than tablet usage. "The slower growth of tablets may be due to the trend towards larger screen smartphones. It will be interesting to see whether Apple's new larger iPhone 6 Plus becomes a tablet killer."

StatCounter Global Stats data is based on over 15 billion page views per month to over three million websites.

Independent web analytics specialist StatCounter (www.statcounter.com) tracks millions of websites globally. Its new mobile website analytics apps allow members to view familiar StatCounter reports including weekly traffic trend analysis; recent visitor activity; incoming traffic sources plus other data.

StatCounter also recently announced a new feature in response to Google's controversial removal of keyword data. By integrating Google Webmaster Tools data into its reports, StatCounter has given its members the ability to easily analyze all available keyword data.

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