Microsoft’s Internet Explorer continues to be the dominant Web browser, but new stats find that its lead continues to erode among users worldwide.
That’s according to Net Applications, which said that Google’s Chrome is seeing the strongest growth among popular browsers. And while Mozilla Firefox has been chiefly responsible for cutting into IE’s lead in the past, its own growth has slowed. Safari, meanwhile, also continues growing, albeit at a snail’s pace. Datamation takes a look at all the numbers.
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) browser continued its slow slide in April and, for the first time, its market share fell below 60 percent — although not by much, according to one market research firm.
Global use of Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) IE slipped slightly more than half a percent in the month, but crossed what may be a psychological barrier with the drop to 59.95 percent, as opposed to 60.65 percent in March, according to Web analytics firm Net Applications.