Bing Beats Yahoo! to Be #2 U.S. Search Engine

Nielsen reports that last month, Bing overtook Yahoo! for the first time, with a search market share of 13.9 percent to Yahoo!'s 13.1 percent. Though it's definitely a win for Microsoft, we don’t imagine Yahoo! will be too upset. CEO Carol Bartz has said in the past that Yahoo! is not a search company and more recently, the company signed a deal with Microsoft that involves Microsoft technology powering Yahoo! search. Reuters reports that if you combine Bing-powered search, Microsoft accounts for 26 percent of the search market.

Google continues to lead with 65 percent of the U.S. search market.

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  • I cannot help but think that amidst Google, Microsoft, and whoever else is nibbling at them, Yahoo is slowly fading into irrelevance.
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  • I, for one, welcome competition.
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  • I don't understand... there are people who do not use google?
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  • I, for one, welcome competition.
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  • I am not suprised. Bing isn't that bad. Its a lot like Google and simple/fast. I actually like the Bing image search a bit better than Googles.

    But most people are used to Google so it would be tough for Bing to beat Google. If anything it will suck away some Googlers.
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  • I don't understand... there are people who do not use google?
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