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[News] [Rival] Microsoft Keeps Losing Market Share in Search

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft Keeps Losing Market Share in Search
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 21:20:51 +0100
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How Google Will Defeat Microsoft


Google raises search lead, others decline: data

,----[ Quote ]
| Experian Hitwise reported that Yahoo's market 
| share dipped to 14.4% in May, from 15% in the 
| prior month, while Microsoft's share fell to 
| 9.2% from 9.4%. Yahoo and Microsoft have 
| agreed to combine search operations, in a bid 
| to gain ground on Google.


Experian Hitwise Gives Google The Win In May



How Yahoo and Microsoft are Gaming the Search Market, and Why it Will End


Google's Optional Background Images Kill Bing


Microsoft Slumps As Apple Trumps

,----[ Quote ]
| Fast forward to June 2010. Microsoft has lost
| 40% of the market in Internet browser use--
| Google's Chrome browser and the "open source"
| Mozilla Firefox browser control one-third of
| the market along with 100% of the media buzz.
| And in spite of years of effort, Microsoft
| owns a mere 3% of the search market
| worldwide, compared with 84% for Google.


Why investors value Apple more than Microsoft


Technology Research Group: More Downside Risk Than Upside Potential In Microsoft


Clearly Microsoft didnât do their homework regarding Bing

,----[ Quote ]
| Clearly, without a doubt Microsoft didnât do
| their homework regarding Bing.   When fortune
| cookies say âlearn Chineseâ and calls your
| search engine a disease it raises all sorts of
| red flags.
| Anyone speak Chinese?  Is this accurate or
| just some funny prank.   Does the word âbingâ
| mean Disease?   If it is,  itâs classic.
| Goes along the lines of the worst possible
| names for companies.


Boycott Microsoft Bing

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| If you search a term on Bing that is
| politically sensitive in China, in English
| the results are legitimate. Search
| âTiananmenâ and youâll find out about the
| army firing on pro-democracy protesters in
| 1989. Search Dalai Lama, Falun Gong and you
| also get credible results. Conduct the
| search in complex Chinese characters (the
| kind used in Taiwan and Hong Kong) and on
| the whole you still get authentic results.
| But conduct the search with the simplified
| characters used in mainland China, then you
| get sanitized pro-Communist results. This is
| especially true of image searches. Magic! No
| Tiananmen Square massacre. The Dalai Lama
| becomes an oppressor. Falun Gong believers
| are villains, not victims.


NYT's Kristof: Boycott Bing

,----[ Quote ]
| Kristof's objection, outlined in a blog post
| this afternoon, centers around his
| observation that searches conducted using
| simplified Chinese characters in Bing return
| "sanitized pro-Communist results" not just
| in China but around the world. He questions
| Microsoft's claim that the results are
| determined by search algorithms, not its
| corporate policy. Here's an excerpt from his
| post.


Bing Search Tainted by Pro-Microsoft Results

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| The first of the search results about the Microsoft Word question linked to a
| page about how expensive Manhattan is (Is Microsoft competing with Manhattan
| now?). The top responses to the "Is Microsoft Evil?" question were, get this,
| a link to a New York Times story about whether or not Google is considered
| evil, a link about proxy servers, and a link to a story about Microsoft being
| charitable. Wow.


Bing search site suffers outage

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft has apologised for a brief outage
| which saw its search site Bing disappear from
| the internet.
| The outage lasted for nearly 30 minutes
| between in the early hours of 3 December. At
| that time anyone visiting the site got an
| error message.

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