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comScore: U.S. Search Share For September Sees Google at 65pct

2:41 pm on Oct 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

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comScore: U.S. Search Share For September Sees Google at 65pct [eweek.com]
Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) September search share bounced back to 65.3 percent one month after a slower August in which the market leader totaled 64.8 percent of the search market, according to comScore.

Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) fairly plummeted to 15.5 percent from 16.3 percent for the month, during which former CEO Carol Bartz was ousted from the struggling Internet company.

Bartz was fired after failing to turn the company around following 30 months on the job. Yahoo CFO Tim Morse is the interim CEO for Yahoo, which is reportedly being shopped around after failing to revitalize itself in the face of Google, Facebook and other rivals for consumers' attention.

Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Bing, which powers Yahoo's search on the back end, held its 14.7 percent share, failing to move the needle forward. However, Bing is one bad Yahoo month away from switching places with its partner.

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That's bad for a competititive SE market if Bing has ground to a halt and Google increased. It's also even more worrying if the article is correct and Google has 90% of the mobile search market which is not included in the figures.

Bing hasn't done much advertising in the UK and I suspect Europe in general. Are they still spending millions in the US?
4:29 pm on Oct 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

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how is this anti-trust stuff going?
8:39 pm on Oct 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

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how is this anti-trust stuff going?

Can someone please elaborate on what may the next step be in that anti-trust process?... Where to now? ...is there some sort of a timeline?...
1:54 pm on Oct 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

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This anti-trust is going nowhere, no one forces people to use a specific SE. Google does not use practices like "embrace, extend and extinguish" like its competitor.

The Senators did not know their facts, they kept accusing Google of manually manipulating the results, whereas they should have attacked them by using different language like "why they consistantly tweak the algo so that the desired results show": i.e. their own assets, brand name companies..

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