Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer (IE) again lost market share last month, although at a slower rate than the previous two-month stretch, but still ended at a new low of 67.6% as rivals continued to steal users, a Web metrics firm reported on Sunday.
Apple Inc.’s Safari, meanwhile, outpaced the growth of Mozilla Corp.’s Firefox for the third month in a row, according to Net Applications Inc.
Overall, Microsoft’s browser lost 0.6 percentage points of its market share last month, ending January with 67.6%, the lowest number since Net Applications began tracking browser data in 2005. In the past 12 months, IE has slipped about eight percentage points in market share, nearly as much as the 9.8% drop during the preceding 24 months. … Go to source