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Most of us are driving machines with two big engines: Google and Microsoft. And yet, these motors constant.ly fight with each other. One can only wonder how the cars still remain on the road. Another week and yet another fight:
After months of speculation and then a failed merger, Microsoft and Yahoo! announced an agreement to integrate their Internet searching and advertising businesses. Under the deal, Microsoft will incorporate Yahoo!’s search technologies into its existing web-search platforms while its Bing search engine will operate on Yahoo!’s websites. Microsoft will enter a revenue-sharing partnership with Yahoo!. Between them, the two account for 28% of Internet searches in America, compared with Google’s 65%.
Source: The Economist, August 1st, 2009
Let us leave the market share aside for the moment and compare Google's and Bing's penetration:
The former returns 728,000,000 results, while the latter only 1,050,000 (it was ~ 700,000 last week). Yes, Bing is catching up. But with 1000:1 - GGL sure.ly wins. Microsoft, Bing and Yahoo! have a long way to go.
So, next time, try also GGL in black: http://ggl.me/ and forget about the splashy advertising from Microsoft and Yahoo!. They are useless anyway.