Wednesday 3rd September 2008

Chrome Grabs 1% of Global Browser Market in First Day

Wednesday, September 03, 2008: Google's new browser Chrome has taken 1% of the global browser market within a day of launch according to analysis conducted by web traffic analysis company, StatCounter. "This is a phenomenal performance," commented Aodhan Cullen of StatCounter which is a rival to Google on website analytics. "This is war on Microsoft but the big loser could be Firefox."

StatCounter analysis conducted today (Wednesday, 03 September 2008) finds that Internet Explorer holds 70% of the global browser market followed by Firefox with 22%.

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Note to editors: This information is based on a sample of 18.5 million page views globally on Wednesday, 3rd September.

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About StatCounter

StatCounter, a free online visitor stats tool, was founded in 1999. It offers its members the chance to grow and improve their online businesses by allowing them to monitor the number of hits to their website; the geographical location of visitors; the various pages a visitor views; keywords used to find the site plus other features.

StatCounter currently has over 1.5 million members and tracks in excess of 9 billion pageloads per month over its network of 2 million websites. A Google PageRank 9/10 site, StatCounter was recently named by web information company Alexa as one of the most visited sites in the US. For information on this real-time, user-friendly, and free visitor stats tool, please visit www.statcounter.com

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