Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser is no longer used for more than half the world's web traffic, according to a new survey fom Netmarketshare.com. Although it still claims 52.63 per cent of desktop traffic, the increasing amount of mobile traffic has killed pushed it below the 50 per cent threshold.
Mobile and tablets make up six per cent of web traffic. As of October, Firefox is the second most popular web browser, accounting for 21.20 per cent of traffic, followed by Google Chrome 16.60 per cent and Safari which has 8.72 per cent .
Chrome, which recently celebrated its third birthday, experienced the most expansion in October, increasing its share of the desktop market 1.42 per cent. Safari, the default browser in Apple's iPhone and iPad, continues to increase its dominance over the mobile web, gaining 6.58 per cent of the market.