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Internet Explorer Back in the Game

The browser war has been heating up over the last few years, with the original Windows Internet Explorer facing heavy competition from other browsers for the number one spot.

Since 2010 there has been a steady increase in the number of users using Google’s Chrome browser, compared with the demise of the once dominant Internet Explorer, which in 2011 held 44% of the world’s browsing. That is until April 2012, where Chrome overtook IE in the race to browser victory, dominating a growing 33% of the market.

The rise of Chrome and demise of Internet Explorer continued throughout 2012 and into 2013. In February of this year however, a change in the pattern that has been witnessed over the last few years was seen. Internet Explorer took an upward turn and has continued to do so at a faster rate than Chrome has over the years.

The increase is not drastic but is notable as it does see a change in the steady pattern that has been seen over the last 3 years.

Microsoft has been pushing a huge Internet Explorer 10 campaign over the last 6 months, in line with the release of Windows 8. Could the push be paying off? IE10 is now available on both Windows 7 and 8.

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