While Google may have turned 14 today, its hugely popular browser, Google Chrome, has just turned four. In its first four years Chrome has risen to number one spot, edging a narrow lead over the once dominant Internet Explorer.
Microsoft is today celebrating the further demise of Internet Explorer 6 as it officially falls below 1% market share in the United States for the first time. The US now joins other leading nations Austria, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway where support for the defunct browser had already dropped below this milestone.
Google Chrome is well on track to becoming the world's most popular web browser as it eclipsed Mozilla Firefox's global market share during the month of November for the first time. Globally, Chrome is now the second most-used browser behind Internet Explorer as it maintains a strong lead, according to StatCounter aggregated data from more than three million websites.
The Mozilla Foundation, the non-profit organisation behind the world's second most popular web browser Mozilla Firefox, are in the process of establishing a community here in Ireland. The organisation are inviting anyone that may want to get involved in the Mozilla movement to an event that will take place in Dublin this Wednesday, November 2nd.
Chrome, Google's three-year old web browser, is set to overtake Firefox in terms of global browser market share by the end of November, according to projections made by this author and based on data from StatCounter.