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Category: Browser

Browser, Hits, Trending Topics

Firefox 16 Security Flaw: Quick Response by Mozilla Minimizes Impact on Adoption 

Mozilla released its newest version of the Firefox Web browser last Tuesday, October 9th, 2012. Unfortunately, this version had a major security issue, which prompted Mozilla to remove the download from its page just a day after initially releasing it. The software was patched and re-released less than 24 hours later as Version 16.0.1. At Chitika Insights, we were interested in seeing what percentage of Firefox users had updated to version 16 before the fix, and how the issue may have affected adoption rates.

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Browser, Search Engines, Trending Topics

Google Usage Rates Vary Across Browsers 

The now ubiquitous phrase “Google it” certainly points to a clear king of the search engine marketplace, but many prefer to do their “Googling” in a variety of browsers to take advantage of certain plugins, privacy features, and other attributes. With this in mind, Chitika Insights looked to measure whether the Web browser a person uses has any impact on the search engine they use.

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Browser, Trending Topics

Study: Firefox Update Strategy Pays Dividends 

On the heels of last month’s report regarding the impressive adoption rate of Firefox 12, Mozilla’s 13th iteration of its flagship browser hit the Web on June 3, a day before its official release, due to an online leak. With its past success in migrating users to new versions, the Chitika Insights team wanted to see if the adoption of the newest Firefox version would fare similarly.

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