Microsoft Bing nabs more Web searches in February

Mar 16, 2010

(AP) -- Researchers say Microsoft's Bing search engine is gaining market share in the U.S.

The software maker has worked for years to improve its search technology. It launched Bing, a redesigned search site, last June.

Bing's share of searches has crept up since then, but remains in third place behind and .

So far, most of Bing's gains have come at Yahoo's expense, researchers say. But now there's a small sign that Bing may also be tempting some Googlers. Analysts at The Nielsen Co. say Bing's share of U.S. searches rose to 12.5 percent in February, while Yahoo's and Google's shares both edged down.

It's not a clear trend, though. By comScore Inc.'s measure, Google's February share still gained a tenth of a percent.

Explore further: Reinventing entertainment for a digital generation

5 /5 (1 vote)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Bing gains search market share, nears 10 percent

Nov 17, 2009

Microsoft's new Internet search engine Bing increased its share of the US search market in October, edging up half-a-point to nearly 10 percent, online tracking firm comScore said Tuesday.

Bing luring Internet searchers: comScore

Jun 09, 2009

Microsoft's new Internet search engine Bing boosted the software giant's share of the US market in the week following its release, industry tracking firm comScore reported Tuesday.

Recommended for you

Scalping can raise ticket prices

1 hour ago

Scalping gets a bad rap. For years, artists and concert promoters have stigmatized ticket resale as a practice that unfairly hurts their own sales and forces fans to pay exorbitant prices for tickets to sold-out concerts. ...

Study shows role of media in sharing life events

Jul 24, 2014

To share is human. And the means to share personal news—good and bad—have exploded over the last decade, particularly social media and texting. But until now, all research about what is known as "social sharing," or the ...

User comments : 0