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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Continues Drop to Oblivion Among Search Engines

Study: Google Market Share Up in April

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| MSN, which is owned by Microsoft Corp., lost market share, to 9 percent
| from 10.1 percent.


At least they are consistent. ;-)


Google rises at Yahoo's expense

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| Google's share is rising at the expense of Yahoo and Microsoft.
| While Google's share rose 6.1 percentage points last year, Yahoo'sf
| ell 0.6 percentage points and Microsoft's dropped 1.1 percentage
| point, ComScore numbers show.


Google draws 64 pct of US search queries-Hitwise

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| Hitwise said Yahoo search queries slipped to about 21.3 percent from
| close to 21.5 percent in February and 22.3 percent in March 2006,
| while MSN Search dipped to 9.2 percent from 9.3 percent in February
| and 13.1 percent a year ago.


Microsoft Continues to Lose Online Popularity

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| This week's Emarketer and Comscore reports drive home Microsoft's
| continuing fall from online 


Google extended U.S. search lead in Feb., report says

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| Google Inc. extended its leading share of the U.S. market for
| Internet searches in February, posting year-over-year growth of
| 40%, according to a report released Tuesday by the research
| firm Nielsen/NetRatings. The company's search business grew much
| faster than that of its rivals Yahoo Inc., which posted 12%
| growth, and Microsoft Corp.'s MSN unit, with 9.1%.


Former Microsoft Search Chief Bill Bliss On Early Search Missteps

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| Bill's biggest regret? Not bypassing middle management that wasn't
| listening to him scream about the coming threat of Google and going
| right up to Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. 


Microsoft Search Leader To Leave Company

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| The Microsoft Corp. vice president who led the company's push into
| Internet search is leaving the software giant as the effort he
| helped launch loses ground against lead competitor Google Inc.


Windows Live to Get First OEM Bundle

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| The initial bundling would be for the Live homepage and Windows Live
| Toolbar, according to sources. Live search also is expected to be
| included in the deal. Other products or services could come in the
| future.


Microsoft's Futile Attempt at Search Engines

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| An article in Seattle-Post Intelligencer displays a graph showing the
| growth and number of queries of Google and Microsoft, as well as Yahoo.
| The most apparent conclusion that can be drawn from this picture is
| that Microsoft can not start a battle with Google until it defeats
| Yahoo first. Bill Gates? company trails Yahoo by nearly a billion
| queries. Yahoo has also shown growth over the past couple of years,
| while MSN/Live search has stagnated and floundered under 700 million
| queries.
| Microsoft's inability to gain a significant market share, despite a
| growth in the market of over 3 billion queries in the past two years,
| just typifies how the company has shown little inability to shoo
| away the gnat that has become a real nuisance in Google. 


Microsoft Windows Live VP to resign

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| Blake Irving, a Corporate Vice President in Microsoft's Windows
| Live Platform group, is resigning his post, according to sources
| close to the company.


Friday roundup: Troubles in Microsoft Live land

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| It hasn't been such a great Friday for the Live teams over at Microsoft.


Software Notebook: Microsoft falls further behind in Web search

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| "If I looked at this, and I were a Microsoft executive, I would
| definitely be concerned that MSN is not showing nearly the kind 
| of growth that Google and Yahoo are," said Matt Rosoff, an analyst
| at the independent Directions on Microsoft research firm.
| The statistics demonstrate the ongoing struggle that Microsoft
| faces in Web search. The situation is notable in part because of
| the ad revenue that hinges on the number of people using a
| particular search site.


Microsoft profit on slide

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| Some analysts are looking for any signs of improvement from
| Microsoft's internet division, which continues to lose market
| share in web search to Google.
| Microsoft's online services group saw revenue fall for the last
| four quarters and posted a loss in the past three quarters while
| it shifted to a new internet advertising platform and overhauled
| the company's web properties.


Is Windows Live dying?

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| Over the last year, Microsoft's Windows Live service lineup has
| grown exponentially. At one point months ago, it seemed clear
| that every service Microsoft brought online would fall under the
| Live brand, but lately the trend seems to be moving slowly in
| the opposite direction. What's happening to Windows Live?


Windows Live Shopping no more - MSN Shopping to remain

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| From today Windows Live Shopping beta will be taken offline, with users
| being sent to MSN Shopping, available at shopping.msn.com. 


Sources: Several Windows Live Projects Halted

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| Microsoft's Windows Live desktop search project has been
| shelved "indefinitely," although not much reasoning has been
| given as to the reason for its demise.


Office Live: Better Off Dead?

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| Last month I killed Office Live in an act of self defense, after
| repeated access problems and attempts to move my domain to another
| registrar. Judging from the comments to that post, there's an Office
| Live killing spree going on. Not surprisingly, Microsoft wants to put
| an end to the wanton killing.


Connecting the dots on Windows 7

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| I would have asked one more follow up: Was Gates hinting that
| Microsoft will build more of its currently standalone Windows
| Live services right into the operating system?



Where Should Vendors Stick Their Services?

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| Wondering if you noticed the news over at Microsoft Watch this week
| that Microsoft has done what many considered inevitable: Started
| using Windows as a way to hawk Windows Live Services?
| It's not too surprising to me that Microsoft is splashing all over
| its Welcome to Vista screen (at least in one of the latest Vista test
| builds, No. 5506) promotional links, inviting users to download Windows
| Live Messenger, Windows Live OneCare, Windows Live Mail Desktop, and more.
| But I was surprised the Redmondians would be so bold as to actually
| embed Windows Live Messenger into Vista. After all the antitrust
| lawsuits Microsoft has been slapped with here, there and everywhere ?
| many of which have focused on its "innovative integration" (a k a,
| bundling) strategies, you'd think they'd be a little more cautious.
| With the actual Windows Live Messenger code (not just a download link)
| being integrated right into Vista, I think Microsoft might be really
| going out on a limb. When backed into a corner before about its
| integration strategy, Microsoft's defense was that removing any of
| the integrated components (Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player,
| etc.) would break the OS. But if Vista test builds have been working
| just fine (well, middling, maybe, based on some not-so-happy tester
| comments) without Windows Live Messenger, how can Microsoft make a
| case for it being part of Windows?


Welcome to college, here's your Windows Live account


Software rivals say Microsoft's Vista illegal in Europe

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| Software manufacturers, citing 2004 European Commission finding,
| contend the operating system violates server laws in Europe.


Microsoft rivals file second European complaint

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| ...Microsoft was preventing access to Vista's programming interfaces
| and hindering the development of compatible products, thus repeating
| anti-competitive violations the commission had identified three
| years ago in a previous operating system.


Microsoft Loses About 5% Search Share in 2 Years

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| Also, not helping? Their search technology pretty much sucks. While
| it's nice to blame the brand change for the loss in market-share, it
| really comes down to the quality of the search results. Apart from
| their image search, I've never found Microsoft's search technology -
| btw, even I don't know whether to call it MSN, Windows Live,
| Live Search, Windows Search - to be of any great value.
| BTW, something else curious from the BW piece...
|     Steve Berkowitz, who was hired last May to rev up the Web
|     business as senior vice-president for Microsoft's Online
|     Services Group, declined to comment.
| Declined to comment? Business Week runs an article on your search
| efforts, and the guy in charge refuses to talk about it? Maybe they
| need to keep on shuffling the executive deck of cards, until they
| find someone with enough, you know what, to face the music and tell
| us what's going on, and what they're doing to right the ship.


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