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Bing Gains Some of Yahoo!'s Market Share

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Bing is continuing to grow, nabbing search market share from Yahoo!

Bing has seen steady, month over month growth since it launched in May of this year. With the exception of the month of September, Bing has been doing quite well for Microsoft and in November, Bing rose once again. Unfortunately the search market share it managed to grab from competitors came from Microsoft's new partner, Yahoo!.

The LA Times cites ComScore numbers that say Bing captured 10.3 percent of search in last month, up from 9.9 percent the month before, with Yahoo!'s share decreasing by about the same margin. In November, Yahoo! saw its share drop from 18.0 percent to 17.5 percent.

As always, Google remains the leader with 65.6 percent. No surprises there.

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    wildwell , December 16, 2009 3:53 PM
    What steps is Microsoft making to gain share on Google? They aren't going to care about passing eyes back and forth with Yahoo!.
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    dman3k , December 16, 2009 4:45 PM
    I wonder what happens if Mozilla makes good of their complaint about Google's privacy issues and defaults the search box to Bing.com, or heck, remove Google search all-together.
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    jhansonxi , December 16, 2009 5:04 PM
    Mozilla's complaints are idiotic. Bing is as susceptible to Patriot Act requirements as Google. If you want privacy then use encryption, proxies, and Freenet or Tor.
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    yrmoma , December 16, 2009 8:17 PM
    I've used Bing twice, and both times, it was more than worthless. I typed the exact same thing into Google, and found what I needed both times.
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    razorblaze42 , December 16, 2009 9:39 PM
    I've been using Yahoo for several years... recently the bastages (gamer lingo) changed the homepage layout and I'm kinda pissed off about it...Should’ve included an option to keep classic look. So I'm eyeing Bing, which is okay, but doesn't give me the search results I want when looking for porn... what? Yea I said porn. Google is much better for finding porn, but also a mecca for data mining... imho Google =The Devil
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    Anonymous , December 16, 2009 11:02 PM
    jahnsonxi: The issue is how much information is retained. Google retains more information about you than Bing. The Patriot act can't pry out information that has not been stored in the first place or deleted.
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    mavroxur , December 17, 2009 12:22 AM
    Bing sucks. Period.
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    mavroxur , December 17, 2009 12:23 AM
    Bing sucks. Period.
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    rawoysters , December 17, 2009 1:49 AM
    So 3% gains some of 4%'s market share while 90% is still miles in front.
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    back_by_demand , December 17, 2009 10:13 AM
    yrmomaI've used Bing twice, and both times, it was more than worthless. I typed the exact same thing into Google, and found what I needed both times.

    Did you search for your user name by any chance?

    I was a dyed-in-the-wool Google user till 3 months ago, then I decided to be open minded and give it a spin, mainly because I am not a closed-minded pinhead like some of the idiotic anti-MS pricks around here.

    I was pleasantly surprised, I was expecting it to be a rubbish, but it gives the same basic search facility for websites that I would expect, but the picture search I like the "always scrolling" feature.

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    So 3% gains some of 4%'s market share while 90% is still miles in front.


    You are a retard, can you actually fucking read? It says quite clearly
    Google 65.6%, Yahoo 17.5%, Bing 10.3%
    Reading and maths FAIL.