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Bing continues to ding Google, share of U.S. search market hits 30%

April 12th, 2011

According to data collected by Experian Hitwise, Bing’s share of the U.S. search market surpassed 30% last month. Microsoft’s Bing search engine is less than two years old, but a series of key deals and increasingly effective mobile integration pushed the service’s share of the U.S. search market up nearly 6% between February and March …

Google still top dog in U.S. online video market

March 17th, 2011

Google still reigns supreme in the U.S. online video market, according to new data released Thursday by comScore. There were more than 5.0 billion U.S. internet video viewing sessions during the month of February, and 1.8 billion of them were on Google sites — which includes YouTube. Google was followed by Microsoft’s sites (48.8 million …

Yahoo! fixes Windows Phone 7 and iPhone IMAP data leak issue

March 14th, 2011

Yahoo! has reportedly fixed an IMAP bug that caused the iPhone and Windows Phone devices to transmit loads of superfluous data over 3G. The bug worked like this: when a user went to check their email, the server would send more information to a user’s phone than was required to just check mail. This resulted …

Yahoo! email bug affects iPhone as well, not just Windows Phone 7

February 3rd, 2011

Microsoft on Tuesday revealed that a Yahoo! email inefficiency was the culprit of a phantom data bug affecting Windows Phone 7 users. Yahoo! apologized for the bug initially, but later issued a second statement claiming Microsoft’s IMAP implementation was unique on Windows Phone 7 devices, and this was the root cause of the problem. Programmer …

ComScore: Facebook third largest site on the net

December 27th, 2010

Another milestone for Facebook on its slow march towards world domination. According to analytics company ComScore, Facebook has overtaken search-centric Yahoo! to become the world’s third largest website (when measured by unique visits). The social networking site is raking in just under 650 million unique visitors each month, trailing only Microsoft and Google. If it is any …

Reuters: AOL contemplating breakup and merger with Yahoo!

December 6th, 2010

Reuters is reporting that AOL, Inc. is contemplating a breakup through “a complicated series of transactions” that could end in a merger with search giant Yahoo!. The publication is citing “sources close to the plans” and adds that “the latest discussions derive from plans contemplated in 2008 and 2009 before Time Warner spun off AOL …

October search engine numbers: Google, Bing up; Yahoo, Ask, AOL down

November 17th, 2010

Analytics company ComScore has released its October search engine market share numbers and… instead of making you fire up your search-site of choice and finding the information yourself, we thought we would just put it right there for you. October’s search numbers are as follows: Google 66.3%, up from 66.1% in September; Bing 11.5%, up from …

Nielsen: Bing overtakes Yahoo! as #2 search provider in U.S.

September 14th, 2010

According to research firm Nielsen, Microsoft’s Bing search engine has overtaken Yahoo! as the second most-used search engine in the United States. There is, however, a little catch. Nielsen’s numbers, which are for August of 2010, only count what they are calling “intentional searchs” and do not include contextual or slideshows searches. The company pegs Yahoo!’s U.S. search …