Chrome nears 20% share, IE resumes slide – Microsoft’s browser ends 2011 at record low, set to slip below 50% by March


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Computerworld (US) 

After a one-month pause, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) resumed its usage share slide in December, dropping to a new low and setting the stage for a fall below 50% as early as March.

IE lost eight-tenths of a percentage point last month to end with a share of 51.9%, according to California-based metrics company Net Applications. IE dropped more than seven points during 2011.

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