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MobileMarketing: Yahoo Buys Mobile Browser Firm After Shuttering its Own Attempt in June

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Wired: Microsoft Nearly 20 Years After Windows 95, Microsoft Is Lumbering Toward Cool Again.

Mashable: Windows 8 Surpasses Vista in Popularity

WinBeta: Windows 8 now claims a 5.10% market share, right behind Windows 7 and XP

TechCrunch: Chrome Starts To Take Off In Mobile Browser Share, But Android Dips Among Mobile Operating Systems

ZDNet:: New usage stats show Windows holding steady as PC sales drop

WinBeta: Windows 8 climbs to 3.82% market share as of April 2013, up by 0.65%

Softpedia: Internet Explorer Crowned the Number One Browser in April


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Archive for 2011-07-01



Mobile + Tablet Crosses 5% of All Browsing Globally

Mobile and tablet platforms now account for over 5% of all browsing on the internet and over 8.2% in the United States.  These devices include all iOS, Android, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows Mobile and Java ME devices.

In the United States, browsing by device type is as follows:
Device TypeU.S. Browsing Share
iPhone2.9%
Android2.6%
iPad2.1%
Blackberry0.57%
Symbian0.03%
Java ME0.02%
Windows Mobile0.02%


The iPad Passes 1% of All Browsing

The iPad now exceeds 1% of all browsing on the internet, and over 2.1% in the United States.

June's Modern Warfare (for Browsers)

Internet Explorer 9 was intentionally designed for Windows 7 for better performance and integration into the Windows 7 experience, while not providing support for Windows XP.  This strategy was implemented by Microsoft in order to focus resources on modern versions of Windows and compete more effectively within a narrower focus.

We have been tracking this strategy since it was implemented, because what is happening with browsers on Windows 7+ is a more accurate predictor of the future of browser share.  So, is it working?  IE 9 is now at 15.61% on Windows 7 globally, and 19.56% in the United States for the month of June, in both cases, second only to IE 8.  On the last day of June, IE 9 was at 17.0% on Windows 7 globally and 21.8% in the United States