Google Chrome Bumps Internet Explorer as Top Browser

After 14 years, IE loses the No. 1 spot, while Opera takes the lead in mobile

   
Google Chrome Bumps Internet Explorer as Top Browser

GooglePromo Google Chrome Bumps Internet Explorer as Top BrowserThe browser wars have been heating up lately. Over the past year, Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Chrome has grown over 300% — and now it looks as if it’s the No. 1 player, beating out Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Internet Explorer. IE had held the top spot for about 14 years.

According to StatCounter, Chrome had a market share of 32.43% in May, versus IE’s 32.12%.

One key to Chrome’s growth has been its popularity with consumer Internet users. But IE still has a strong hold on businesses.

For mobile, Opera has the top spot, at 21.9% of the market. Interestingly enough, there are rumors that Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) may buy the company to bolster its mobile efforts.

– Tom Taulli, InvestorPlace


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