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Chrome bears down on Firefox, again threatens to take the No. 2 browser spot

Gregg Keizer | Aug. 6, 2013
As Firefox sheds share, Chrome gains ground; Google could bypass Mozilla on the desktop this month

Unlike Net Applications, which calculates browser user share by tracking unique visitors, StatCounter measures page views. The two methodologies have generated increasingly-divergent figures for IE and Chrome. StatCounter's data, however, may indicate that Chrome users browse the Web more often or for longer periods than those who rely on IE or Firefox.

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Chrome's in hot pursuit of Firefox for the No. 2 spot in browser user share. In July it closed to within half a percentage point of Firefox, the narrowest gap in over a year. (Data: Net Applications.)


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