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Browser Update: Google Chrome Hits 25% Market Share

ConceivablyTech: "Besides closing in on Firefox, Google is nearing yet another milestone as it is within sight of Microsoft’s IE8 and Chrome 14 could become the most popular single browser version within two months as well. IE8′s shares currently shift from about 26% to about 24%, depending on the day of the week, while Chrome 13 has about 21% to 22.5%."


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