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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
    New StatCounter report highlights global risk to business and other users from Windows XP
  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
    Screen Resolution Alert for Web Developers
  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

iPhone Increases Market Share in Mobile Browser Wars

- StatCounter research finds iPhone is number one mobile browser in US number two globally
- MS Internet Explorer faces close competition from open source Firefox

Tuesday, 18th March 2008: Apple has increased its share of the Internet browser market in the US by 64% between December and March according to StatCounter, which provides organisations and individuals with a free website visitor statistics tool.* Globally iPhone/iTouch has more than doubled its share of the Internet browser market from 0.03% to 0.08%.

In March iPhone and iTouch increased their share of the total browser market in the US from 0.14% in December to 0.23% according to StatCounter which tracks in excess of nine billion pageloads per month over its network of two million websites. If one excludes iTouch from the figures then iPhone's market share of Internet browsing in the US (0.18%) is still well ahead of Nokia (0.01%). However, Nokia still maintains a significant lead over Apple in the global market with 0.25% to 0.08%.

"The key message is that iPhone is more than living up to its claims of being a user friendly Internet browser, unlike many other mobile phones," commented Aodhan Cullen, founder and CEO of StatCounter. He said that iPhone web browsing peaked in the US on Christmas Day at 0.07%. "Presumably this was due to people trying out their new Christmas present combined perhaps with not accessing PCs that day."

The StatCounter analysis finds that Microsoft Internet Explorer still leads the browser market overall with 44.5% market share in the US. But it is facing real competition from open source based Firefox which grew to 43.9% of the US browser market. Globally Internet Explorer is well ahead at 59% with Firefox on 33%.

The StatCounter analysis was based on a sample of 372 million page views globally from December 07 to March 08, including 71 million US page views.

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* Note: Figures include iPhone and iTouch

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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