Conflicting Numbers: Did Firefox Meet 05 Goal?


Wait just one goll darned minute, a Web measurement company said Thursday as it refuted a rival's recent take on Firefox's market share. According to WebSideStory, a San Diego-based Web analytics provider, Mozilla's Firefox closed 2005 with 8.9 percent of the browser market, while Microsoft's Internet Explorer wrapped up the year with 87.6 percent.

Last week, NetApplications said that Firefox owned 9.6 percent of the market, and IE accounted for 85 percent.

"Despite making strong gains in 2005, Firefox did not meet its reported goal of 10 percent market share by year's end," said WebSideStory in a statement. "[But] although Mozilla didn't reach its intended goal, the browser still made significant strides over the last year." InformationWeek | Browser Market Share | Conflicting Numbers: Did Firefox Meet '05 Goal? | January 12, 2006

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