Google's Chrome climbs its way to 10% of the browser market

January 3, 2011: 9:16 PM ET

...while Microsoft's Internet Explorer continues to fall.

NetApplications published its year-end market browser share numbers today which had Google's (GOOG) Chrome nearing 10% of the overall browser market share.  If you look a the last two years, you see a steady decline in Microsoft's(MSFT) Internet Explorer which has lost 12 points in that time.  At the same time, Chrome has gone from almost nothing to 10% of the browser.  Firefox peaked at 24% last year but has since dropped back to its 22% and change.  Safari, which shares the same Webkit rendering engine as Chrome, make modest gains over the past two years.

If current trends continue, Microsoft could drop below 50% in the coming year. With Google making a big push with the ChomeOS, there is every reason to believe that in 2011, Microsoft will lose its majority share of Internet browsing.

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Seth Weintraub
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Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

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