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Microsoft-Sponsored "Net Applications" Hand-tweaks 'Statistics'

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Why is Net Applications (Hitslink) changing its browser stats after publishing

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| I was curious to see how the uptake of Google's Chrome browser would be, 
| considering that they were promoting it on their front page. I looked it up 
| on a special page set up by Net Applications to track Chrome usage before I 
| left for work. It seemed to do pretty well, as it climbed above 1%, passing 
| Opera's alleged market share. Not really surprising considering the massive 
| media coverage it was getting.     
| When I got back later and reloaded the page, I noticed that it had gone down 
| to 0.5% or so the last few hours. I still left the page open, and returned a 
| little later. To my surprise, the page was no longer showing the same numbers 
| for the same time. It's as if it had never shown 0.5%.   



Let's see...

Microsoft (and Apple) money on their table with results that satisfy both.
Might logs from Apple.com explain the Hackintosh share?

One of the executives used to work for Microsoft.

Net Applications uses a Microsoft stack for hosting.

Net Applications does not count traffic.

Net Applications admits its stats are flawed.

Net Applications keeps its methods secret.

But hey! hey produce charts!! Therefore it must be true.
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