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01 July 2009 @ 09:34 pm
Microsoft`s Bing search wins share from Google  

(MICROSOFT, MARKET, SHARE, FIRST, PERCENT, STATCOUNTER)


LONDON/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp`s new Bing search engine gained U.S. market share in its first month in operation but still trails dominant rival Google Inc, according to data released on Wednesday. Bing, launched on June 3 but available to some users a few days earlier, took 8.23 percent of U.S. Web searches in June, up from 7.81 percent for Microsoft search just prior to its rollout and 7.21 percent in April, said Internet data firm StatCounter. Google lost share slightly, dipping to 78.48 percent from 78.72 percent before Bing. Yahoo Inc, the perennial No. 2 in the market, rose to... read more