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IE9 Launch Scheduled For March 14th

Monday, March 14th (and Tuesday, March 15th, depending on time zones and when everyone goes to bed) may come to mark a significant turning point in the browser wars.  Microsoft’s announced that it will make the final version of Internet …

MWC11: IE9 Coming to Windows Phones This Year

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced several new features for Windows Phone today in a keynote at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. One feature is a "dramatically enhanced" version of Internet Explorer 9, which will become available for the mobile operating system in the second half of this year. 

Different Approaches to Internet Explorer

As the news of Google Chrome’s increase in browser market share hit the tubes, some outlets took this as an opportunity to blast Microsoft’s ubiquitous browser, Internet Explorer.  While it’s still pretty en vogue to hate all things Microsoft; although, it feels that should be passé by now, perhaps some of the IE hate was a little forced?

Net Applications: Chrome’s Market Share Jumps To 10.7 Percent
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Whether or not any of us realized it at the time, the first month of 2011 was an exciting one when it came to Microsoft, Google, and the ongoing browser wars.  New stats from Net Applications indicate that some big changes took place, with Chrome gaining ground and Internet Explorer taking a hit.

Chrome Sees Market Share Gain In October
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The latest browser-related stats from Net Applications are out, and October represented more of a trick than a treat for Internet Explorer and Firefox.  But in terms of market share, Safari gained a tiny bit of ground, and Chrome definitely came ahead.

On a month-over-month basis, Net Applications believes Chrome’s market share increased from 7.98 percent to 8.47 percent.  And pitted purely against itself, that gain represents an improvement of 6.14 percent, which is quite good for that short a period.

Microsoft Juggles Privacy, Advertising Priorities with Internet Explorer
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The Wall Street Journal has interesting article about Microsoft’s internal dilemma about privacy settings in Internet Explorer. It’s basically a matter of privacy vs. advertising, both of which Microsoft has an interest in. WSJ’s Nick Winfield reports:

Internet Explorer Gains Share in Worldwide Browser Usage
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According to data from NetMarketShare, Internet Explorer extended its usage share gains by another .42% in July, gaining about 1% global share since May. 

The firm says, "This is the second month in a row of global gains for Internet Explorer and the third straight month of gains for Internet Explorer 8 in the United States. The gain comes at the expense of Firefox (-.9%) and Chrome (-.08%)."

IE6 Falls Below 5% Usage in US, Europe, Still Beating Chrome
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Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome have taken up a good deal of the web browser headlines in recent memory. Google showcased its much-publicized speed tests for Chrome (even parodied by Opera), then launched a stable version for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Weighing The Benefits Of Facebook Toolbar

Here is a quick productivity tip if you find yourself logging in and out of Facebook – did you know that there is a tool bar for Windows Explorer and Firefox for Facebook?

The Facebook Toolbar allows you to log into Facebook direct from your browser.

You can quickly navigate to friend requests, new messages, event invitations, group invitations, upload photographs and even share pages you are currently browsing to your Facebook profile.

Chrome’s Market Share Tops 6 Percent In March
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March was yet another good month for Google’s browser in terms of market share.  According to Net Applications, Chrome converted more than a few additional people, shrinking the gaps between it and the field’s two leaders, Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Microsoft Presents European Web Browser Choice Screen
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Starting sometime around the first of March, Microsoft is going to give Europeans an obvious chance to pick something other than Internet Explorer as their Web browser.  And starting today, Microsoft’s given the whole world a chance to see what its "Web browser choice screen" looks like.

Quantcast Finds Chrome, Firefox Have Trouble At Home
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Here are a couple odd facts for you: compared to people everywhere else, folks in North America dislike Chrome.  And individuals who live in Mexico, the U.S., and Canada are unusually big fans of Internet Explorer.  That’s what new Quantcast data implies, anyway.

Internet Explorer Losing its Luster in Europe?

According to data released by the AT Internet Institute, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has fallen to under 60% of visits in Europe. The firm suggests that with widely publicized news of a major security flaw and moves being made by competing browsers, IE’s fall may not be reversed in the very near future.

Microsoft Throws IE Rivals A Bone In Europe
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Today, Microsoft may have given Firefox and Chrome a better shot at grabbing market share in Europe.  A report’s indicated that Microsoft will appease antitrust regulators – along with its competitors – by showing Windows users a randomized ballot screen for Web browsers.

Internet Explorer Losing Market Share in Europe
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Research from AT Internet Institute indicates that Microsoft is losing European market share in the web browser sector with Internet Explorer. The firm says IE is being seriously shaken up by rival browsers across the continent.

Google Makes Sure Wave Can Run Properly on IE
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Google released an early version of the Google Chrome Frame today. This is a plug-in for Internet Explorer, which lets the browser use HTML5 and…Google Wave (starting next week when the product’s preview is extended).

Microsoft Gives In On IE Bundling Issue

"You win, European Commission," Microsoft seems to have said.  Following months of fines and accusations, the Redmond-based corporation agreed today to offer Windows users access to browsers other than Internet Explorer from the very beginning.

2009 Not The Year Of Internet Explorer
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Internet Explorer’s days – or at least its days as king of the browser pile – may be numbered.  New statistics indicate that IE’s market share has shrunk this year, and that its share is indeed now close to falling beneath the 50 percent mark.

Google Rumored To Be Breaking Up With Firefox
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Google is obligated to support Mozilla’s Firefox browser through a search contract until 2011. But rumors suggest that may be the end of the Google-Firefox alliance.

People were relatively stunned when Google launched its own web browser, Chrome, and they wondered allowed what that would mean for Google’s relationship with the browser that quickly rose to the second most used browser in the world.

Firefox 3 Catches Internet Explorer 6
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Mozilla Firefox 3 surpassed Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6 for the first time in February, according to monthly data from StatCounter.

Internet Explorer 7 continues to lead worldwide with 41 percent market share but Firefox 3 is now in second place with 24 percent market share.

Google Launches Toolbar 6 for IE

Google has introduced its new Toolbar 6 for Internet Explorer users.

Toolbar 6 features a Quick Search Box that allows users to search from the taskbar without launching a browser.