NetApplications revamped data: Good for Chrome, Bad for IE, Safari

Web metrics company NetApplications has released revamped data with a new weighting methodology that’s based on the estimated size of each country’s Internet population. The biggest hit is Apple’s Safari browser, down from 8.4% in May to 4.1%. Microsoft IE6 rebound dramatically from around 17% to around 28%. But the change in methodologies has been good for some. Take Google Chrome. Now that […]

Web metrics company NetApplications has released revamped data with a new weighting methodology that’s based on the estimated size of each country’s Internet population. The biggest hit is Apple’s Safari browser, down from 8.4% in May to 4.1%. Microsoft IE6 rebound dramatically from around 17% to around 28%. But the change in methodologies has been good for some. Take Google Chrome. Now that Safari’s importance has slipped, Chrome is only 1.5% behind taking third place. Heck, even Opera is in with a chance of taking third place.