Safari, Firefox Market Share Slipped in May

Safariis market share dipped noticeably in May along with Firefox, while Microsoftis Internet Explorer reversed its steady decline. Appleis Web browser ended the month with a 2.53 percent market share, down from Aprilis 3.30 percent. According to statistics from Market Share, Firefox slipped from 10.68 percent in April to 9.58 percent.

Internet Explorer rose from 83.88 percent to 85.89 percent. Exploreris market share has been generally declining over the past year, but occasionally shows a small increase. The last increase was in January of this year when it inched up to 85.31 percent from December 2005is 85.05 percent.

In comparison, Safari and Firefox have been on a slow upward trend over the past year.