April 15, 2014

Statistics: Mobile Browsing Share Exceeds 10% for the First Time

From NetMarketShare: For the first time in our sample [NetMarketShare provides usage stats for many Internet services], browsing on mobile devices has exceeded 10% of all browsing.  This actually underestimates the total amount of browsing share on mobile devices, since our sample does not contain data on apps, like maps.

Mozilla Releases Firefox 9.0

FF 9.0 is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Seth Rosenblatt at CNET has posted a complete look at what’s new/what’s different. Here are two things to look for: 1. According to Mozilla, 9.0 should be about 30% faster than previous versions thanks to an improved javascript engine. 2. If you’re running OS X […]

Web Browsers: Chrome Overtakes Firefox Globally for First Time

From the StatCounter Blog: Google’s browser Chrome overtook Firefox for the first time globally on a monthly basis in November, according to StatCounter, the free website analytics company. The firm’s research arm StatCounter Global Stats reports that Chrome took 25.69% of the worldwide market (up from 4.66% in November 2009) compared to Firefox’s 25.23%. Microsoft’s […]

Lawmaker Dissatisfied with Amazon's Answers on Kindle Fire's Data Harvesting

UPDATE: Some New Kindle Fire News: Kindle Fire Auto-Update Scorches Roots and Potentially Shutters Android Marketplace (via Gizmodo) Info and tools to re-root your device. From Computerworld (IDG News Service):  Amazon told a Massachusetts congressman that the Silk browser in its Kindle Fire tablet doesn’t pose a privacy threat to consumers, but the lawmaker wasn’t […]

Charts: "What Was Popular on the Internet in September 2011"

The team at Website Monitoring has posted their monthly compilation of six web “popularity” charts for the month of September. Charts are also available for Top 25 Sites (via Alexa) and Web browsers market share in September 2011 (via Statcounter). Direct to Complete Blog Post (All Six Charts On One Page) Via Website Monitoring Blog