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Re: Microsoft's web world shrinks---Bing slips, IE slides

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____/ nessuno on Friday 02 Oct 2009 16:21 : \____

> <Quote>
> The latest reports are in from the search engine and browser
> battlefields, and the news isn't good for Microsoft, with both Bing
> and Internet Explorer continuing to lose market share.
> According to the web analysts at StatCounter, Microsoft's Bing search
> engine continued its worldwide decline in September, down to 2.59 per
> cent, a slippage of 28 per cent per cent from its peak of 3.59 percent
> in July....
> It appears that the honeymoon may be over for Bing. Seeing as how
> Google's share rose worldwide and in both the UK and US during that
> period, many users who had a brief Bing fling have returned to their
> tried-and-true search engine of choice: Google.
> The news isn't any better for Microsoft in the browser wars. Web-
> analytics outfit NetApplications reports that Internet Explorer's
> market share slipped to 65.71 per cent in September.
> To be sure, IE is still the dominant player among browsers, but the
> trend line is not good for Redmond...
> </Quote>
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/01/bad_web_news_for_microsoft/

But, But, BUT...

The Microsoft TEs told us all that Bong would be a star.

Report Says Bing Sees First Monthly Decline

"According to comScore, Hitwise, and Nielsen, Bing gained ground in 
August, but StatCounter has released info indicating that Bing has 
experienced its first monthly decline in the US, in September."

That's _global_ (estimated) share, not US-only like the rest. Google commands
close to 90%. Microsoft only says this to regulars ("kill teh eeevil Google"),
not to the papers, as that would be embarrassing.

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