IE8 gains market share at Microsoft’s own expense

                  

New browser cuts into IE7’s market share, while Firefox, Safari and Chrome boost theirs

 

Gains made by Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) since its launch last Thursday have come at the expense of the older IE7, according to data from Irish metrics firm StatCounter.

And while IE7’s market share has fallen by 2.6 percentage points since last Wednesday, the day before Microsoft Corp. released IE8, most rival browsers showed significant gains, giving credence to the idea that Microsoft’s newest venture has not pushed users of its competitors to switch. Continue reading

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