2:04 pm May 21, 2012, by George Mathis
The Internet king is dead, or at least has to share the crown.
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, the web browser leader since the Netscape coup (circa 1995), has been surpassed globally by Google’s Chrome browser, according to recent numbers from StatCounter.com. There’s a good write-up at PC Magazine.
Chrome now make up about 33 percent of web traffic, a percentage point or two over IE. Firefox has about 24 percent of the market.
It is quite a change from a year ago, when Google only had a 20 percent share, IE 45 percent. Since then, Chrome has been on a tear: IE has dipped quite a bit and Firefox, largely funded by Google revenues, has remained fairly stable.
Chrome surpassed Firefox to become the No. 2 browser in December.
IE still reigns supreme in North America, however, 38 percent to about 24 percent, but Chrome is gaining ground there too.
So what’s your favorite browser?
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