Fortune has picked up on a report from NetApplications that shows steady growth in browser market share for Google's Chrome.
The share for Mozilla Firefox is staying pretty much static, while Microsoft's Internet Explorer is declining; implying Chrome is taking users directly from IE. Charts, courtesy of NetApplications.
NetApplications has also been tracking the proportion of all Internet use attributable to the Apple iPad. While small it seems to be growing rapidly and spikes at the weekends.
Elsewhere, Gartner has reported a 5.3 percent decline in total IT services revenue for 2009, while IDC says the worldwide semiconductor market declined by nine percent to $225 billion last year. Both are expecting a return to growth this year.