, wastingtime​withforums wrote

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Yet they have no problems using the same statistics (NetApplications) when it suits them.

Actually that post is more about the IE team complaining that there's a bias towards Google Chrome in lots of online "browser" statistics because Google Chrome does additional spurrious connections.

Microsoft aren't endorsing NetApplications in that post. Merely commenting that NetApplications has had to adjust their statistics to stop over-reporting Google Chrome's usage in the market-place.