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IE Usage Up Slightly in June, Still Down from 2009

Internet Explorer's market share rose past the 60 percent mark after two straight months of decline, according to new data released by research firm NetMarketShare.

IE usage for June 2010 was 60.32 percent, up from 59.95 percent in April and 59.75 percent in May. But even though the browser saw a bit of a resurgence this month, overall it still has seen a steady decline in market share since August 2009 when it was at 66.97 percent -- dropping the six percentage points fairly consistently during that time period, as shown in NetMarketShare's chart:

Firefox usage dipped almost a half percent from May to June, going from 24.32 to 23.81 percent; its most recent high was November 2009, with 24.72 percent, the report states.

Chrome is the third most popular browser with 7.24 percent in June, followed by Safari with 4.85 percent and Opera with 2.27 percent. Chrome and Safari's usage both were up over May, continuing both browser's upward trend.

About the Author

Becky Nagel is the vice president of Web & Digital Strategy for 1105's Converge360 Group, where she oversees the front-end Web team and deals with all aspects of digital strategy. She also serves as executive editor of the group's media Web sites, and you'll even find her byline on PureAI.com, the group's newest site for enterprise developers working with AI. She recently gave a talk at a leading technical publishers conference about how changes in Web technology may impact publishers' bottom lines. Follow her on twitter @beckynagel.

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