Bing Now a Serious Challenger to Google (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Given undistinguished history of Microsoft’s late and unlamented Live Search engine, the predecessor to Bing, it’s easy to dismiss Redmond as a hapless also-ran in the search market. But given the vast sums of money and resources that Microsoft is investing in its fledging Google challenger, this could change in a hurry.

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Microsoft, Google seal Twitter search deals (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Microsoft Corp and Google Inc secured separate agreements to access real-time content from Web phenomenon Twitter, intensifying their battle for a search market that Google dominates.

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Microsoft, Google snag Twitter search deal (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Microsoft Corp and Google Inc have sealed separate agreements to access real-time content from Web phenomenon Twitter, intensifying their battle for a search market that Google now dominates.

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Google, Microsoft Increase Search Share in U.S.; Yahoo Declines (Bloomberg)

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. boosted their share of the U.S. Internet search market in September, while Yahoo! Inc. lost ground, according to research firm ComScore Inc.

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Microsoft, Yahoo Partnership Has Better Chances Against Google (redOrbit)

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

The new partnership between Yahoo and Microsoft opens new opportunities for both companies to increase their search market share, although they face an uphill battle against industry-leading Google, according to Web analysis firm comScore.In a report issued on Friday, comScore said that while the combined search share of Yahoo and Microsoft is still far behind the share held by Google, their …

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Microsoft and Yahoo Need to Focus on Search Users? Loyalty (Search Engine Journal)

Friday, August 14th, 2009

comScore is running an interesting look into the June search data of Google, Microsoft and Yahoo. Overall, the analysis is pointing to the possibility of the combined forces of Microsoft and Yahoo easily catching up with Google’s overall search dominance or at least of becoming more competitive against Google. Citing June search market data, comScore’s study showed that combining Microsoft and? …

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Microsoft Said to Step Up Search Talks With Yahoo (Update1) (Bloomberg)

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

April 21 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp. has stepped up discussions with Yahoo! Inc. about a partnership designed to challenge Google Inc. in the Internet-search market, people familiar with the matter said.

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Google widens lead in U.S. searches: comScore (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Internet search firm Google Inc took its widest-ever lead in the U.S. search market in March, according to new figures released on Wednesday by comScore.

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Google Search Continues to Grow as AOL, Yahoo and Microsoft Regroup (Search Engine Journal)

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

New statistics from Nielsen Online point out that Google?s dominance of the search market is not going away anytime soon, as Google Search Engine usages has grown substantially over the past year by 16.7%. Google now holds an estimated 64.2% of the ?search share market.? Keep in mind, a lot of search users use multiple search […] Check out the SEO Tools guide at Search Engine Journal . Google …

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Google vs. Yahoo: Inside The Battle For Mobile-Search Dominance (paidContent.org via Yahoo! Finance)

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Yahoo may offer users better functionality, and may have wider carrier distribution deals in place?but in the race to own the nascent U.S. mobile search market, it appears that Google’s brand wins the day, according to a research note put out by Bernstein Research analyst Jeffrey Lindsay.

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