THE NUMBERS REPORT

— Here’s a trend to ponder: The number of Americans who use Microsoft’s “Internet Explorer” to browse the web has dropped to 44 percent. It was once nearly 100 percent, and as recently as three years ago it was around 70 percent. Mozilla Firefox has 28 percent, Google Chrome has 21 percent, Safari around 5 percent and Opera, now out in a new version, around 2 percent.

— Nearly two thirds of Americans now use more than one computer, smartphone or tablet on a weekly basis, according to a new survey by pollster Harris Interactive; fifteen percent said they use four or more. A little over ten percent said they usually want to browse the Internet while on a date, and seventeen percent said they need access on their honeymoon.

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