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  1. Tue, 17 May 2016
    Firefox edges out Microsoft globally for first time in browser wars
  2. Mon, 01 Feb 2016
    Windows 10 overtakes 8.1 for first time globally
  3. Wed, 09 Dec 2015
    Little change in Yahoo US search share since Marissa Mayer appointment
  4. Tue, 01 Sep 2015
    Windows 10 first month worldwide usage well ahead of that recorded by Windows 8
  5. Wed, 22 Apr 2015
    Safari accounted for over half of US mobile and tablet usage in March
  6. Mon, 02 Mar 2015
    Yahoo's growth stalls in February but earlier gains largely retained
  7. Mon, 02 Feb 2015
    Yahoo gains further US search share in January
  8. Wed, 07 Jan 2015
    Yahoo achieves highest US search share since 2009
  9. Wed, 03 Dec 2014
    Three times more Yahoo search usage on Firefox 34 in the US
  10. Mon, 01 Dec 2014
    Windows 8.1 overtakes XP and breaks 10% mark for first time globally in terms of internet usage
  11. Thu, 18 Sep 2014
    Mobile internet usage soars by 67%
  12. Mon, 08 Sep 2014
    Apple 'holding its own' reports StatCounter ahead of imminent iPhone 6 announcement
  13. Tue, 02 Sep 2014
    Windows 8.1 overtakes 8 worldwide
  14. Wed, 02 Apr 2014
    Less than a week to go and XP remains world's second most popular operating system
  15. Tue, 04 Feb 2014
    New StatCounter report highlights global risk to business and other users from Windows XP
  16. Mon, 16 Dec 2013
    New StatCounter data finds that tablet internet usage is less than 5% globally
  17. Mon, 09 Sep 2013
    Web analytics company StatCounter charts Apple's global battle with Samsung ahead of rumored new iPhone launch
  18. Wed, 10 Jul 2013
    Web analytics company StatCounter launches "Internet Wars" Report
  19. Mon, 04 Feb 2013
    Apple and Samsung displace Nokia worldwide for first time in terms of internet usage
  20. Fri, 30 Nov 2012
    Windows 8 slower out of the traps than predecessor Windows 7
  21. Thu, 25 Oct 2012
    Windows 8 has battle globally to kill off XP
  22. Mon, 09 Jul 2012
    Web analytics company StatCounter highlights evolving global browser landscape in new video
  23. Mon, 18 Jun 2012
    [Note] An Open Letter to Roger Capriotti, Microsoft
  24. Fri, 01 Jun 2012
    Independent web analytics firm StatCounter confirms milestone as Chrome overtakes IE globally for first calendar month
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  25. Wed, 30 May 2012
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  26. Tue, 08 May 2012
    IE9 bucks the trend of older Microsoft browsers at weekends
  27. Wed, 11 Apr 2012
    Screen Resolution Alert for Web Developers
  28. Wed, 21 Mar 2012
    Chrome is world's number one browser for a day
  29. Mon, 06 Feb 2012
    Mobile internet usage is doubling year on year
  30. Thu, 15 Dec 2011
    Chrome 15 Becomes World's Most Popular Browser
  31. Thu, 01 Dec 2011
    Chrome Overtakes Firefox Globally for First Time
  32. Tue, 01 Nov 2011
    Windows 7 overtakes XP globally for first time in October
  33. Mon, 01 Aug 2011
    Chrome Overtakes Firefox for UK Number Two Browser Spot in July
  34. Fri, 01 Jul 2011
    Chrome Breaks 20% Globally in June
  35. Wed, 01 Jun 2011
    Firefox 4 Becomes Leading Firefox Version
  36. Wed, 23 Mar 2011
    Firefox 4 Hits the Ground Running and Eclipses Internet Explorer 9
  37. Tue, 08 Mar 2011
    Android overtakes BlackBerry for first time
  38. Tue, 01 Mar 2011
    Bing overtakes Yahoo! globally for first time
  39. Tue, 04 Jan 2011
    Firefox overtakes Internet Explorer in Europe in browser wars
  40. Wed, 01 Dec 2010
    BlackBerry overtakes Apple in Mobile Wars
  41. Tue, 05 Oct 2010
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  42. Wed, 01 Sep 2010
    Windows 7 Jumps Ahead of Vista Globally for First Time
  43. Tue, 31 Aug 2010
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  44. Mon, 28 Jun 2010
    Chrome overtakes Safari for first time to claim third place in US Internet browser market
  45. Tue, 01 Jun 2010
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  46. Thu, 22 Apr 2010
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  48. Tue, 03 Nov 2009
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    Bing US Market Share Stabilises but Yahoo! Continues Fall
  50. Thu, 01 Oct 2009
    Bing Records First Monthly Decline Since Launch
  51. Tue, 01 Sep 2009
    Bing Slows in Race against Google
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    Bing Gains Another 1% of Search Market
  53. Fri, 10 Jul 2009
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    Bing Gains 1% of Search Market for Microsoft
  56. Thu, 11 Jun 2009
    Bing Takes Market Share Despite Falling Behind Yahoo!
  57. Fri, 05 Jun 2009
    Bing Overtakes Yahoo!
  58. Tue, 02 Jun 2009
    Opera Retakes Leadership from iPhone in Mobile Browser Market
  59. Tue, 31 Mar 2009
    Firefox 3.0 Becomes Most Popular Web Browser in Europe for First Time
  60. Mon, 23 Mar 2009
    Vista Breaks Through 30% U.S. Market Share
  61. Fri, 20 Mar 2009
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  62. Wed, 04 Mar 2009
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  63. Tue, 03 Mar 2009
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  64. Tue, 03 Mar 2009
    StatCounter Launches Free Global Stats Tool
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  66. Thu, 31 Jul 2008
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  67. Thu, 19 Jun 2008
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  68. Tue, 18 Mar 2008
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Web analytics company StatCounter charts Apple's global battle with Samsung ahead of rumored new iPhone launch

San Francisco, CA & Dublin, Ireland; Monday 9th September, 2013: Ahead of speculation that Apple will tomorrow announce a new lower cost iPhone, independent web analytics company StatCounter has released research highlighting the challenge the Cupertino headquartered company faces globally from Samsung.

The firm's research arm StatCounter Global Stats finds that Samsung, which overtook Apple for the first time worldwide in June in terms of internet usage, has extended its lead to 25.7% in August compared to Apple on 23.4%. Nokia, which led globally up until December last, is now in third place on 21.7%.

In the US Apple remains the clear leader on 52.2% compared to Samsung's 19%. Nokia is on 1.5% in the US, representing an underdog opportunity for Microsoft following the announcement of its proposed partial acquisition of Nokia.

In the UK Apple is also the clear leader in the mobile vendor battle on 46.8% in August compared to 21.5% for Samsung and 3.7% for Nokia.

In India, Samsung has 26.7% usage share while Apple with just 1% currently has significant growth potential with the rumored lower cost iPhone.

"Over the past 12 months Apple has increased its share in the US and UK but globally there is an on-going battle taking place between it and Samsung. Should the rumors prove true, it will be fascinating to see if a less expensive iPhone will help it increase market against lower cost competitors in global markets," commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO StatCounter.

For further analysis see: (Map) (Bar Chart)

StatCounter (, a web analytics specialist, is used by companies, bloggers, self-employed people, charities and anyone who wants to measure activity on their website, blog or forum. Key features include ease of use, independence and ability to view website data in real time.

StatCounter members can learn about visitors to their site with essential statistics such as keywords (i.e. search terms used to find the site), downloads (e.g. which brochures are being accessed) and exit links (i.e. which links people click as they leave the site).


For interview with Aodhan, photo or press queries:
Mary O'Brien, Simpson Financial & Technology PR; +353 1 2605300 or
Ronnie Simpson,