New alliance between Yahoo and Microsoft : Today, this is the final clearance from the European Commission.
The Yahoo! and Microsoft Search Alliance combines the complementary strengths of Yahoo! and Microsoft to create a competitive choice in search with the scale to fuel sustained development.
Both companies aim to ultimately enable searchers to find relevant results faster, and provide more value for advertisers and better results for web publishers.
If you look for more information (Q&A, Press Coverage, …), just go to this following site : http://www.searchalliance.com/home
More information will be available later today, on this site.
Bing market share continues to grow
Bing is just a hair shy of the 10 percent mark in comScore’s search-engine market-share report, released Tuesday to Wall Street.
Microsoft’s search engine captured 9.9 percent of the market in October, up half a percentage point from September. Meanwhile, Google’s share also increased – from 64.9 percent to 65.4 percent – and Yahoo’s dropped 0.8 points to 18 percent.
Microsoft continues to post impressive year-over-year numbers. In August, September and October, the number of searches Bing fielded was at least 30 percent more than the year before, according to comScore. Back then, the Redmond-based company’s search engine was Live Search; it was rebranded Bing in June.