Microsoft's Browser Dominance Slipping

Posted on September 15, 2004

Microsoft still dominates the browser market with Internet Explorer but recently they have showed some slight weakness. BusinessWeek reports that IE's reach dropped from 95.6% in June to 93.7% in September and that competing Mozilla browsers gained slightly. BusinessWeek also says Mozilla is coming out with a new browser later this Fall called Firefox 1.0. Most of Microsoft's losses can be blamed on security issues as web surfers are now bombed with spam, pop-ups and spyare. There is also still a persistent web rumor that Google may enter the browser wars down the road. However, the ultimate winner may be the company that manages to come up with a browser that adds another layer of encryption for the surfer -- without slowing things down.

Source: BusinessWeek

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