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MobileMarketing: Yahoo Buys Mobile Browser Firm After Shuttering its Own Attempt in June

The Register: Win XP alive and kicking despite 2014 kill switch (Don't ask about Win 8)

Wired: Microsoft Nearly 20 Years After Windows 95, Microsoft Is Lumbering Toward Cool Again.

Mashable: Windows 8 Surpasses Vista in Popularity

WinBeta: Windows 8 now claims a 5.10% market share, right behind Windows 7 and XP

TechCrunch: Chrome Starts To Take Off In Mobile Browser Share, But Android Dips Among Mobile Operating Systems

ZDNet:: New usage stats show Windows holding steady as PC sales drop

WinBeta: Windows 8 climbs to 3.82% market share as of April 2013, up by 0.65%

Softpedia: Internet Explorer Crowned the Number One Browser in April

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Archive for 2011-08-01

Google+ Already Driving More Traffic Than Some Established Social Media Sites

We have a new measurement of market share.  We are now tracking referrals from social media sites.  This measures the percentage of all web visitors that get referred from the major social media sites.

For our first article, Google+ has launched, and even in its early form, it is driving more referrals than some established players.  In July, Google+ already topped Mashable and Delicious.

Are People Tuning Out the Facebook Like Button?

When Facebook launched their updated Like button in February, there was a huge, immediate jump in the amount of referral traffic generated from (as shown in the report's graph).  However, since then the percentage has been dropping rapidly.

Browser Wars

As we've mentioned before, Microsoft skipped XP support for Internet Explorer 9 in order to compete more effectively on Windows 7.  In July on Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9 hit 18.5% share worldwide and 24.8% in the United States.  There are indications that this strategy is working.  Although Internet Explorer lost usage share on XP, on Windows 7, Microsoft increased global usage share, going from 54.6% in June to 54.8% in July.  And in the U.S., Internet Explorer share on Windows 7 grew 0.6% to 68.1%.

Microsoft has been pushing Internet Explorer 9 and Windows 7 as the best browsing experience on Windows 7 because of IE9's use of hardware acceleration and integration with the Windows 7 user interface.