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

Web analytics company StatCounter highlights evolving global browser landscape in new video

  • A four year history of internet browsers in two minutes

Boston and Dublin, 9th July: 2012: StatCounter, the independent web analytics firm, has launched a new video which in less than two minutes illustrates the changing world map of browser usage over the last four years. The animation can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtBlvutR9cU.

"When we began the StatCounter Global Stats project in 2008, Microsoft's Internet Explorer dominated the global market," comments Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. "There is much greater competition now. Although IE still leads in countries such as the US and UK, on a worldwide basis Google's Chrome overtook IE in May and maintained a narrow lead in June."

He added that IE is not taking Chrome's challenge lying down. From May to June, IE increased its usage share by two-tenths of one percentage point, the first monthly increase since October/November 2011. On a weekly basis, while Chrome overtook IE in week 20 (14 - 20 May 2012), by week 24 (11 - 17 June 2012) IE had staged a fight-back and was exactly equal with Chrome in terms of browser usage for that seven-day period.

Cullen added that not-for-profit Mozilla's Firefox is also a real contender. "The opening up of competition and greater choice can only be good news for users and help to create better browsers."

StatCounter data is based on over 15 billion page views per month (4 billion from the US; 800 million from the UK) to StatCounter's network of over three million websites. The company is independent and transparent. It publishes full information about its methodology, allows users to check its detection and examine its individual country sample sizes. Its research is provided as a free service to the web community.

Apart from its research arm, StatCounter provides free web analytics. This allows website owners to capture valuable intelligence on their site in real time.

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Press:

For interview with Aodhan Cullen, photo or other press queries please contact:
Naomi McElroy, Simpson Financial & Technology PR
T: + 353 1 260 5300 or E: naomi@simpsonftpr.ie

Notes:

Browser Usage Stats based on Page Views

To accurately measure browser usage, we base our stats on page views (not unique visitors). View a video explanation here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_OO2rcZ7bU.

Fact Sheet

See our fact sheet for further information: Understanding Browser Usage Share Data.