Google Chrome Overtakes Microsoft's Internet Explorer2016-05-02 13:16 by Daniela
Google's Chrome browser has finally overtaken Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE), according to a recent report from Net Marketshare.
The company has gathered data from 40,000 websites for the month of April. The results showed that Chrome has 41.66% of the browser market share while Internet Explorer has 41.35%.
This is a big milestone for Google as their browser faced and uphill battle against Internet Explorer when it was introduced back in 2008. This may explain why Microsoft made the move to lock Cortana, its digital personal assistant, into using its new Edge browser.
Back in August 2014, Microsoft asked its users to make a switch to Internet Explorer 11 as the company will no longer provide security patches for the old browser. This may have had a negative impact on the browser usage and may have forced the consumers to make a switch to Chrome, which is much more stable and offers a lot of features to its users.
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