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Chrome Now Used By 1 in 8 Web Users

Google's Chrome browser is now used by one out of eight web users, the largest percentage yet, according to statistics released by Net Applications. According to the company's population-adjusted estimates, Chrome usage increased from 11.9 percent in April, 2011 to 12.5 percent in May. This marks a longterm shift towards more standards-compliant, HTML5-ready browsers, and a move away from Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

Chrome's growth continues a steady trend since it's introduction a couple years back. Also continuing past trends, Internet Explorer lost share slightly, from 55.1 percent to 54.3 percent, while Mozilla's Firefox stayed about the same, inching up a 10th of a percent to 21.7 percent. Apple's Safari browser also inched upward slightly from 7.2 percent to 7.3.

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