To make the story short: Before downloading Google Chrome, as usual, I have opened web browser and started to type “Google Chrome” in the address bar, predicting that it will lead me to the Google search results.
To my surprise, once I have typed that into Firefox 3 address bar and hit enter, it has opened Chrome home page instead.
Same with other web browser names: Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera queries lead to their home pages as well.
Kind of nice gesture from Mozilla, I guess.
By more than just a few requests, we are going to try something new this month, which is StatCounter instead of Net Applications. Let’s begin, shall we?
Internet Explorer continues its saga to the bottom, this time its market share fell by 1.46, from 62.09% to 60.6%
Firefox is likely to pass 30% mark this month. As for June, its market share increased by 0.93, from 28.75% to 29.68% Continue Reading
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WolframAlpha has been getting a lot of buzz recently from all over the internet (no, it’s not a web search engine), so why not post about it here?
If you haven’t heard about it yet, it’s basically a “knowledge engine” with lots of valuable data. For instance: by typing “microsoft apple” you will see its stock price, dividend information, average returns and more:
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Firefox continues healthy market share growth, this time it increased by 0.43, from 22.05% to 22.48%.
After some hype over Safari 4 Beta, previous month its market share fell by 0.02, from 8.23% to 8.21%.
With more aggressive Chrome promotions all over the web (and soon TV), this browser increased its market share by 0.19, from 1.23% to 1.42%.
Third time in a row, Opera‘s market share keeps falling. This time it fell by 0.02, from 0.70% to 0.68%.
Opera Mini still got 0.07% of the market share.
“As a service whose sole purpose is the track the applications that people actually use on their systems, it should be no surprise that Wakoopa has a lot of interesting usage data. On a day to day level, Wakoopa’s data is good, but it’s the aggregate data over long periods of time that can be really meaningful to show how we are using our computers. Today, Wakoopa has released the first such aggregate data with its inaugural State of the Apps report.”
Also not a good sign for Microsoft: The older you are, the more likely you are to use IE. In the youngest age group, 11 to 20 year olds, even smaller browsers like Opera beat it. IE has been losing market share at a steady pace for the past several years.