According to the StatCounter, Internet Explorer drops below 50% market share. It is very surprising, a new version of the browser IE9 had an impressive debut last month.
StatCounter Global Stats shows that the family of Internet Explorer browsers has below 50% of the market, down from about 60% a year ago. This is a worldwide statistics. IE is still above 50% in North America, however it has dropped to 40% in Europe. In Asia Internet Explorer is doing peaty good and it dominants with nearly 60% of the market.
Coming back to worldwide stats, Firefox still has a strong position number two, number three is Chrome.
If we compare use of browsers only in North America, we can see an interesting battle for the third place between Chrome and Safari.