Chrome trumps IE as world's top browser
StatCounter says Google's browser edged Microsoft's for the week's No. 1 spot; Chrome on pace to take May, too
May 21, 2012 12:59 PM ET
Google's Chrome edged past Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) last week to become the world's most widely-used browser, according to data from an Irish metric firm.
Chrome and IE are locked in a dead heat so far this month, separated by only five-hundredths of a percentage point through Sunday. The trend, however, is in Chrome's favor: It came within a whisker of beating IE the week of May 7-13, and early Monday it led Microsoft's browser 31.9% to 31.5%.