“There’s no debating Google Chrome continues to gain momentum and put pressure on Internet Explorer. But according to one browser-tracking firm, it’s now more popular than Microsoft’s alternative,” Don Reisinger reports for CNET.

“Analytics site StatCounter has revealed that for the first time, Google Chrome overtook Internet Explorer last week to become the world’s most popular browser,” Reisinger reports. “According to the data the company compiled, during the week of May 14 to May 20, Chrome secured 32.76 percent market share, compared to Microsoft’s 31.94 percent.”

Reisinger reports, “Despite its worldwide success, Chrome still has a ways to go to catch Internet Explorer in the U.S. In fact, StatCounter’s data shows that the week Chrome overtook Internet Explorer, Google’s browser held just 23.83 percent market share, compared to Microsoft’s 37.81 percent. ”

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MacDailyNews Note: Apple’s Safari currently is fourth with 7.37%, according to StatCounter. Firefox is third with 26.42%.