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Microsoft IE Continues to Drop Market Share

With each passing month, it seems that the browser market becomes a little more competitive. Net Applications, a Web analytics firm, found that Microsoft's Internet Explorer dropped a little more market share last month, while competitors Mozilla and Google were happy to see their share grow.

Datamation takes a look at the latest developments in the browser market.


Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser lost nearly a percentage point in market share in March, according to the latest statistics from Web analytics firm Net Applications.

However, there is no evidence, at least not so far, that the continuing decline of Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) browser share has anything significant to do with the so-called "choice screen" put into use in Europe in early March to let users pick which browser they want to use as their default.

In March, according to Net Applications, IE lost 0.93 percent of market share in the browser sweepstakes. That was the third decline of 2010 so far and an extension of the continuous string of losses IE experienced last year.

Read the full story at Datamation:
IE Extends Its Slide in March; Other Browsers Gain



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