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Bing is now the No.2 search engine worldwide

According to Web analytics company StatCounter, Bing has overtaken Yahoo in January to become the No.2 search engine worldwide. Once you see the numbers though, it's tough not to feel sorry for both Bing and Yahoo, since Google's global market share in February was 89.94% -- with Bing following at 4.37. And while Google has fallen below 90% for the first time since August 2009, the gap between...

Webmail: older people using it more, teens tossing it aside

Taking a look at comScore's comparison of 2009 vs. 2010 webmail use, a couple things are pretty clear. Older users are finally starting to see how Web-based email is useful and getting into the swing of things. That, in turn, seems to be causing teenagers to turn up their noses and flee services like Gmail and Hotmail in droves. OK, maybe it's not the increase in older users causing teens to...

Windows 98 leads Windows Phone 7 in traffic share

Chitika, which runs an online advertising network utilized by companies such as Hearst Media, has posted some interesting graphs. After analyzing data from more than 100,000 sites in their network, Chitika has concluded that -- somehow -- visits from users running Windows 98 outnumber visits from Windows Phone 7 users by almost 2 to 1. WP7 is still pretty new of course, and Chitika does state...

Internet Explorer 9 beta downloaded more than 20 million times

The downloads keep on coming for the Internet Explorer 9 beta. According to a new post on the Exploring IE blog, IE9 has now been downloaded more than 20 million times since its release in September 2010. It's also worth noting that IE9 market share has nearly reached half a percent -- not bad at all for a beta browser, especially one from Microsoft. And it's not just end users who have been...

Twitter previews official analytics service, prepares to release it for free

Twitter has been teasing users with an analytics service for some time, a way to track the vital statistics about your tweets and the responses they get. Well, Twitter Analytics has entered a small invitation-only test phase, and the first screenshots are starting to dribble out. Mashable has two screenshots, one showing a "timeline activity" page, with your follows and unfollows over time,...

Statistics show European Microsoft Windows browser ballot screen to be useless

The browser ballot screen that Windows users in the EU have started to see since March, which was supposed to lessen the monopolistic stronghold that Internet Explorer has on browser market share, has proved to be quite useless. New data shows that the differences in browser use trends between the EU and the world from January to October are within the error margin. This is despite Opera's past...

Google's FeedBurner RSS analytics service gets real-time stats

Google's FeedBurner, an RSS analytics service that Google bought back in 2007, just got its first big update since coming under the Google umbrella. The new beta version of FeedBurner certainly looks prettier, with a nice, comprehensive dashboard showing relevant traffic stats and any service interruptions in your feeds. The real improvements have happened under the hood, though. As news has...

Stats is a great Android app for tracking phone usage

Most carriers don't just offer one cellphone package; you usually get a wide variety of options – how many text messages per month, how much data traffic, how many minutes, etc. Up until today, I would usually lean towards the "unlimited" options, just because it made me feel safer. After all, nobody likes to find out at the end of the month that they were charged extra for going over the...

Internet Explorer 9 overtakes IE6 on Downloadsquad!

Our regular readers probably wouldn't expect Downloadsquad to be the kind of place where Internet Explorer users account for the majority of visits. Generally speaking, tech-savvy users are more likely to be using an alternative browser like Google Chrome, Firefox, or Opera. Internet Explorer 9, however, is another story. It's been well-received by bloggers and power users alike and has...

Internet Explorer 9 fever generates 2 million downloads in two days

There was plenty of buzz about Internet Explorer 9 prior to this week's beta launch, and that buzz has paid off. Microsoft's Windows Team Blog has announced that the IE9 beta was downloaded more than two million times in its first two days of availability. Sure, that's 6 million less than the total Mozilla received on Spread Firefox Day, but it's a huge number for a beta browser -- especially...

August browser stats show Android, Chrome on the rise

It's the beginning of the month again, and that means it's time for the big analytics guns to release their browsing snapshots once again. While there's not a lot of movement to report on for August of 2010, Google is no doubt pleased with the way things played out. Android made a fairly major jump last month, climbing more than a full point -- from 7.91 to 9.22%. That gain came mostly at the...

Metric Mail delivers a weekly Google Analytics digest to your inbox

If you want to keep up to date with your website stats, but you don't want to get sucked into the trap of checking Google Analytics constantly, Metric Mail might be for you. It delivers an elegant PDF digest of your Google Analytics stats to your inbox each week, with all your most important numbers laid out front and center. This is especially useful if you're running a website for a client...

Nearly half a million IBM employees get Firefox as their default browser

Like it or not, Internet Explorer is still the browser to beat in terms of market share -- and that's especially true in enterprise settings. One major corporation, however, has just announced a network-wide jump to an alternative browser. IBM's Bob Sutor has big news to share: Big Blue is making Firefox its default Web browser. According to CNet's Stephen Shankland, that means Mozilla's...

Google Chrome passes Safari to become #3 browser in the U.S.

Google Chrome continues its charge ahead, and has finally overtaken Safari to become the third most popular browser in the United States. With 8.97% of the total browser market, Chome now sits behind only Firefox and Internet Explorer -- both of which will take a little more time to catch. Globally, Chrome fares better still -- with a 9.4% share. That's a pretty meteoric rise for a relatively...

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on now ready for download

Just last month, Google let us know that they were working on "a global browser based plug-in to allow users to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics." It's now here, and ready for users of Chrome, Firefox 3.5 and 3.6, and Internet Explorer 7 and 8. Head over to the Opt-out Add-on page on tools.google.com, install the add-on, and you'll no longer send data back to Google via the...