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

  • Google's Android Gaining Market Share

Boston, USA and Dublin, Ireland; Wednesday 1st December, 2010: BlackBerry OS overtook Apple's iOS for the first time in the US in November in terms of mobile internet usage according to web analytics company, StatCounter. The company's research arm, StatCounter Global Stats finds that for the first time in the US BlackBerry OS at 34.3% overtook Apple's iOS which recorded 33% in November.

Google's Android is rapidly gaining and has almost tripled internet market share from 8.2% last November to 23.8% this year. Apple's iOS has fallen from 51.9% to 33% over the same period.

"These figures suggest that developers should not be developing solely for the iPhone to the exclusion of BlackBerry and Android," commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. He added that, if current trends continue, BlackBerry and Android combined are on course to become twice the size of iOS as regards mobile internet usage in the next year.

Commenting on Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 he said that it was not yet registering significantly in terms of internet usage but would be interesting to observe over the next year. "This data demonstrates that there is a battle royal already going on in the smartphone market for the consumer and business internet user. You can never underestimate Microsoft but it looks to have its work cut out."

BlackBerry's US lead is not replicated in terms of worldwide share according to the StatCounter data. Globally Symbian OS leads with 31.9% followed by iOS (21.9%), BlackBerry OS (19.3%) and Android (11.6%).

StatCounter Global Stats are based on aggregate data collected by StatCounter on a sample exceeding 15 billion page views per month collected from across the StatCounter network of more than three million websites. StatCounter, which provides free website traffic information, publishes worldwide internet usage trends via StatCounter Global Stats, a free online research tool.

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