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

Safari accounted for over half of US mobile and tablet usage in March

  • Emphasises potential prize if Apple ends its default search deal with Google

San Francisco, CA & Dublin, Ireland; Wednesday 22nd April 2015: Apple's Safari browser accounted for over half of US mobile and tablet internet usage in March according to independent website analytics provider, StatCounter.

"This emphasises the potential prize in the rapidly growing mobile space for Yahoo, Bing or others if Apple decides to end its default search deal with Google," commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter.

In a quarterly earnings call in January, CEO Marissa Mayer said that Yahoo was definitely in the search distribution business and anyone who is in that business needs to be interested in the Safari deal.

StatCounter Global Stats reports that in March Safari took 55% of US mobile and tablet usage share followed by Chrome on 29.9% and Android on 9.5%.

See US chart:

Outside the US Safari is also leading in mobile and tablet usage in many mature markets such as Canada, the UK, Australia and Japan.

Interactive Map:

"While Safari is the major player in the US for mobile and tablet, it is ranked number four on the desktop with just 10.5% of internet usage share. From a desktop perspective, this makes it less significant than the recent Yahoo deal with Firefox," added Aodhan Cullen of StatCounter.

Chart US:

StatCounter conducted a special analysis to investigate search engine preferences by all Safari users (including desktop, tablet and mobile) last month. This found that Google is by far the most popular with 83% share in the US and 87.9% worldwide.

StatCounter ( provides independent website analytics including a free option. Members include 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.

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


For interview with Aodhan Cullen, photo or press queries:
Ronnie Simpson, Simpson Consulting PR T:+353 86 855 9410