Google Chrome snatches market share from IE and Firefox
Google’s Chrome gained browser market share in January at the expense of both Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and IE’s biggest rival, Mozilla’s Firefox, according to data published today.
Chrome, which only recently grabbed the No. 3 spot from Apple ‘s Safari, ended January with a share of 5.2%, up 0.6 of a percentage point, said Web metrics company NetApplications.com. The increase, although slightly less than Chrome’s jump during December, was the browser’s second-largest since Google debuted the program in September 2008. Chrome has doubled its share since July 2009.