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Google Increasing Search Share. YTD Non-mobile Search Results Have Grown 6.7%.

comScore’s February Search Query results have Google increasing it share from 67.0% in January to 67.5% in February. Microsoft edged up from 16.5% to 16.7% while Yahoo! decreased from 12.1% to 11.6%.


iPhone 5 is Bing's most-searched news story for 2012

iPhone 5

Poor Microsoft. People who use your search engine seem especially interested in ... Apple. Bing published its most-searched news stories for 2012, and topping the list -- ahead of the presidential election, Superstorm Sandy and the London Olympics -- was the iPhone 5, the newest version of Apple's iconic smartphone.


Yelp serves restaurant reviews to Microsoft's Bing

Yelp is feeding its online reviews of restaurants and other local merchants to Microsoft's Bing search engine in a move to compete against Zagat ratings on Google.


Microsoft Says Decaffeinated Bing Tastes as Good as Google

Harry Shum

In 2010, Google gave its search engine a jolt, moving the web’s de facto gateway onto a new software platform dubbed “Caffeine.” Designed by Google itself, Caffeine was a way for the company to more rapidly add new links to its massive index of websites, including news stories and blog posts and chatter from web forums. According to the company, it provided “50 percent fresher” search results than its previous indexing system, which was based on a seminal Google creation called MapReduce.


Mozilla and Microsoft release custom Firefox with Bing

Mozilla and MIcrosoft have teamed up to release a special version of Firefox that integrates Bing as the default search engine.

Senh: Isn't this sleeping with the enemy? I guess Microsoft is so desperate to get ahead in the search market that they're working with their web browser rival Firefox. It's a good move. Like it or not, Firefox isn't going anywhere, and they occupy 20% of the web browser market.


MC Hammer launching a search engine

MC Hammer launching a search engine

You can't Google this. OK, maybe you can. But MC Hammer doesn't want you to. The venerable rapper, who helped usher hip-hop into the pop mainstream in the early '90s, has rolled out a search engine he hopes will outperform Google, Bing and other established tools.

Senh: It's interesting only because MC Hammer is involved. I doubt the site has any real potential, but if he focuses on entertainment, he might be able to carve out a niche. WireDoo is not the first search engine to show related topics to keyword searches: Bing already does it, and Ask did it before Bing. Still, when it launches, I'll check it out.


Advertising Report: Google Dings Bing, Facebook Arrives, Tablets Rule Mobile

Advertising Report: Google Dings Bing, Facebook Arrives, Tablets Rule Mobile

As search spending continued to rise in the just-ended third quarter, Google regained market share lost during the last couple of quarters to Microsoft's Bing search engine, according to a new report to be released Tuesday morning by Efficient Frontier, which manages about $1 billion in search, display, and social advertising for agencies and advertisers. ...


Microsoft to Provide English Search Results on Baidu

Baidu and Microsoft have added another element to their developing cooperation: This year the Chinese search engine will start sourcing some results for users' English-language searches from Microsoft's Bing search engine, the two companies said.


Microsoft, RIM Strike Search Deal

Microsoft, RIM Strike Search Deal

Microsoft said its Bing search engine and mapping service will be the default options for Research In Motion's BlackBerry devices.


Bing Grows Into A Bigger Pimple On Google

Bing Grows Into A Bigger Pimple On Google

Slowly but steadily, Microsoft Bing has become a potent threat to Google in the search market. Over the last few months, Microsoft’s aggressive strategy with Bing has started to yield market share gains over competitors Google, Yahoo and AOL in the U.S. search market. Bing’s market share, which was around 11% in September 2010, is now close to 14% as of February 2011.


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