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Google Chrome is world’s most popular browser, but not at Marketplace.org

Marketplace Contributor May 22, 2012

There’s a new victor in the so-called browser wars. Google Chrome has knocked Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser out of the top spot becoming the most-used browser in the world, according to the analytics website Statcounter.com. While IE still rules in the U.S., Chrome has experienced somewhat of a global takeover, edging into the number two spot ahead of Mozilla’s Firefox last year and more recently bumping IE from its perch.

I thought I’d bring it up, because this global trend doesn’t match the audience stats here at Marketplace.org. The majority of visitors to our site still read and listen to our stories with some version of Internet Explorer, according our Google Analytics stats (see attached image for details).

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