Mobile browsers top 20% for web use around the world

The mobile wave continues to build with no signs of cresting. According to StatCounter’s data, mobile devices accounted for 21.6 percent of global web browsing as of last month. PCs still have their place but it’s diminishing quickly for some activities

StumbleUpon sends more traffic to US websites than Facebook

Web discovery engine StumbleUpon is now the biggest traffic driver among social media websites in the US, according to global web analytics service StatCounter. The company unseated Facebook at the top during June 2011 .The ten-year-old StumbleUpon has been working diligently at its comeback since 2009.

Chrome breaks 20 percent global browser market share

Google’s Chrome browser is continuing to grow in popularity. According to StatCounter, a website analytics company, Chrome is now used by a fifth of Internet users worldwide, taking 20.7 percent of the global browser market in June, up from just 2.8 percent in June 2009.

Firefox Dethrones IE, But Its Real Battle is With Chrome

Firefox has taken the number one spot in browser market share in Europe, pushing past Internet Explorer for the first time, according to StatCounter. But the real battle for Firefox is with Chrome, the Google browser that continues to gain market share at a rapid pace.

Firefox 3.5 Now World’s Most Popular Browser

Mozilla Firefox has passed Microsoft’s Internet Explorer to become the world’s most popular browser, according to StatCounter. Firefox 3.5 had 21.93 percent market share at the end of last week, compared with 21.2 percent for IE 7 and 20.33 percent for IE 8.

Is Bing Losing Its Wow Factor?

bingBing, the shiny, new search engine that Microsoft (s msft) launched this summer, may be starting to lose its luster. Its U.S. search market share dropped to 8.5 percent in September from 9.6 percent the prior month, according to analytics firm StatCounter. The decline isn’t limited to the U.S., either. The search engine’s global market share dipped slightly to 3.3 percent in September from 3.6 percent the month before. This likely isn’t sitting well with the folks up in Redmond, since Bing was created to lure users away from rivals Google (s goog) and Yahoo (s yhoo). Read More about Is Bing Losing Its Wow Factor?