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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.

  • DJ-of-E
    I, for one, welcome competition.
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  • jimmysmitty
    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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  • LORD_ORION
    I don't understand... there are people who do not use google?
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  • Onus
    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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  • DjEaZy
    DJ-of-EI, for one, welcome competition.... yeah... now two compete for more of your private information...
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  • jednx01
    Meanwhile, Google still dominates the search engine market.... haha
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  • cronik93
    Google is better anyway.

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  • ricardok
    I won't stop using Google so soon. Bing doesn't offer the results quality of Google yet.
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  • tsnorquist
    Hang on, for some reason I remember reading that Bing was powering Yahoo? Am I losing my mind already =(
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  • cronik93
    We got some Bing users that like to rate comments low. Sorry you fall for Microsofts advertisements.

    I sure hope this doesn't end up like IBM and NetScape.
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