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Google Chrome Browser Market Share Rises

Google's Chrome web browser continued to rise in the browser market at the cost of Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

Microsoft's web browser slid below 60 per cent of the total market share, despite the launch of IE9.

According to data released by NetApplications, Google Chrome registered almost a half a per cent rise in the browser market share, finishing at 8 per cent, up from 7.5 per cent in August.

Internet Explorer, on the other hand, ended up with a market share of 59.65 per cent, down from 60.4 per cent in August.

Other Chrome rivals such as Mozilla Firefox and Opera registered no change in their market shares. Apple's Safari web browser rose to 5.3 per cent.

Google's Chrome web browser has shown optimistic growth in the market even since it was launched a year ago.

With Google releasing the Chrome 7 web browser, experts believe that Chrome's rise to dominate the market will come more swiftly than anticipated.

However, Chrome has a long way to climb when it comes to gaining on rivals IE and Firefox.