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Internet Explorer lose its market share by 20% in India in 2 years

A study by Irish metrics firm StatCounter has revealed that Microsoft’s web browser Internet Explorer (IE) has lost almost 20 per cent market share in India in the past two years, from 70 per cent in 2008 to 51 per cent in 2010.

Worldwide, Internet Explorer has a market share of about 55 per cent followed by Firefox’s 31 per cent, Chrome at 7 per cent and Safari at about 4 per cent currently. In developed markets like Germany, Firefox has already beaten IE.

A study by Irish metrics firm StatCounter has revealed that Microsoft’s web browser Internet Explorer (IE) has lost almost 20 per cent market share in India in the past two years, from 70 per cent in 2008 to 51 per cent in 2010.

Worldwide, Internet Explorer has a market share of about 55 per cent followed by Firefox’s 31 per cent, Chrome at 7 per cent and Safari at about 4 per cent currently. In developed markets like Germany, Firefox has already beaten IE.

Web browsers are important to an internet company’s revenues as one can add monetisable websites and applications through it. It acts as a gateway to the internet. Any application installed at a popular gate is bound to generate revenues, reports Economic Times.

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