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Search Engine Update: Google grabs 71% of U.S. searches, Bing slips

05.09.10

No surprise that Google’s search engine continues to grow at the expense of Yahoo! and Microsoft’s Bing. Hitwise now reports April 2010: Google at 71.4%, Yahoo! down 1% to to 14.96%, Bing down 2% to 9.43%, Ask down 37% to 2.18%, and the remaining 78 search engines accounted for 2.03%. As these search engine wars continue it seems pretty clear where we are headed. However antitrust issues are on the horizon!

EU confirms Google antitrust probe

The EU Commission confirmed that 3 complaints were filed and Google’s blog indicated that:

The complaints filed with the Commission came from U.K. price comparison site Foundem, a French legal search engine called eJustice.fr, and a German search site called Ciao that was recently acquired by Microsoft Corp. Google pointed out in its blog that Foundem is a member of a trade group called iComp, which is largely funded by Microsoft.

Given Bing decline it’s no wonder that Microsoft is pushing the EU to try to reduce Google’s control over the search engine market.

New Look: Google Search Engine Reults

To make Google even more user-friendly Google has evolved and morphed into a new look again. Check out Google’s new search engine results:

However, look closely since Google is now asking if users want Google to access to their location…privacy redflag if ever there be one!  Stay tuned for more Google in the market as Google dominates the search engine market and much more!

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