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Chrome is the most popular web browser

Google Chrome web browser leading the market as of January 2017
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Less than a decade since its arrival, Google Chrome leads the market with an impressive 44 percent share, followed by Safari with around 25 percent. Internet Explorer only gets third place, with less than 16 percent.

Internet Explorer reigned supreme for a while, but now the situation is grim for Microsoft's web browser. Google Chrome arrived back in 2008 but managed to climb all the way up, pushing IE all the way down to the third place in the US, where Safari grabs the second position.

According to the figures released by the federal government's Digital Analytics Program (DAP), Chrome has control of no less than 44.5 percent of the US web browser market. Safari grabs 25.4 percent, while all Internet Explorer versions combined barely manage to reach 15.5 percent. However, Internet Explorer 11.0 has 13.5 percent, leaving the other versions, except 7.0, with less than 1 percent.

Firefox, once holding the silver crown, has fallen to forth place, controlling a share twice as small as Microsoft - just 7.4 percent. Safari, on the other hand, managed to grab the second place thanks to the fact that DAP's figures bring together desktop and mobile browsers.

At last, both StatCounter and NetMarketShare place Chrome on first place as well, both with over 50 percent. 


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01-11 (Update: 2017-01-12)