Chrome overtakes Internet Explorer as the most popular browser in the USA

Chrome, which already held the global lead in the browser wars, has finally overtaken Internet Explorer in the U.S., according to new data from StatCounter – just!

In the United States, IE lost the number one spot in terms of internet usage for the first time in June 2013. Chrome has now taken the number one spot in the US at 34.02% (up from 23.84% 12 months ago). Over the same time frame IE has declined to 32.46% (from 40.89%)

Although it’s a small lead, it does appear to be mirroring the switch already witnessed in the UK:

There were no dramatic changes for Firefox or Safari, though Firefox has slipped 3 percent year-on-year.

Worldwide, Chrome has held the lead since May 2012: