Microsoft overtakes Yahoo in U.S. search market

By Jos
Jan 12, 2012
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  1. Microsoft's Bing search engine surpassed Yahoo for the first time even in December, according to data from ComScore. Although it was a narrow win, capturing 15.1% of the U.S. search…

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  2. I made a search on Bing a couple months ago, I wrote bing and then hit enter. He came back with ''did you mean Google ?''
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,319   +370

    Yahoo! is turning into the new AOL. They'll be irrelevant in 2-3 more years if not sooner.
  4. That's probably because every time I turn around some website or application I've (or kids) installed puts their @$%#$ toolbar on my system.
  5. Well at the most they will be irrelevant in America. They are still extremely popular in Asia though.
  6. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,648   +51

    Bing does a great job of forcing itself down your throat. Its attached to array of programs and games. I hate bing. Every 6 months or so when I look at my gran pas computer bing has somehow got itself back on his computer as a toolbar, search default and homepage. I consider it malware.

    I like yahoo news and questions n answers. But google is my favorite search engine. Yahoo is my 2nd search.
  7. I agree it should at least be considered malware or maybe even a virus they way Microsoft and others are jamming it down every ones throat.

    I have had to disinfect it from my machine 4 times already.
  8. this is simply a proof how something useless and unwanted (Bing) can quickly overthrow (at least statistically) something that people are used to with (regardless if it is google good) by simply integrating it in your OS. Then again it will not be the first or the last time. Let's see if Yahoo can sue them the way Europe sued M$ for IE
  9. People use Yahoo?!!
  10. polidiotic

    polidiotic Newcomer, in training Posts: 103

    MS to Yahoo (a few years ago): Join us or die!
    Yahoo's Response: No thanks, we're ok.

    This is the end result. Unfortunate for Yahoo...
  11. Chazz

    Chazz TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 623   +56

    Chrome also is bundled with a crap ton of programs. I have to uninstall it off my families computer as well. I don't consider it malware, same with this annoying Bing toolbar(even though I use bing).
     


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