Google Chrome is beginning to eat into the market share of competing browsers, according to a report from web company netmarketshare.com

In January, Chrome ended up with a market share of 52.5 percent. While Internet Explorer lost half a percentage point it still holds over 60 percent of the market.

But Firefox has been adversely affected by the introduction of Google Chrome too - it holds 24.4 percent of the marketplace.

The slow movers in the browser market are Safari, with 4.5 percent and Opera with 2.4 percent.

Google has recently engaged in a massive marketing and advertising push to put Chrome into the minds of people. The netmarketshare report is here.