Thursday, July 15, 2010

Google Losing Market Share

Microsoft and Yahoo may have found a recipe to grab search engine market share from Google: Both sites exploit contextual search that tie content and related search together.

Google is still leading the U.S. market with a significant margin. According to Comscore, Google came in at 62.6% share in June, down 1.1 points from May. Yahoo gained 0.6 points to 18.9% and Microsoft’s Bing added 0.6 points to 12.7%. Comscore said that Americans conducted 16.4 billion searches in June, up 3% from May. Google Sites accounted for 10.3 billion searches (up 1%), followed by Yahoo! Sites with 3.1 billion (up 7%), Microsoft Sites with 2.1 billion (up 8%), Ask Network with 584 million (up 1%), and AOL with 368 million (up 2%).

Source: comscore and conceivablytech

Microsoft Releases Windows 7 SP1 Beta

Not quite ten months after the release of Windows 7, Microsoft announced the public beta of the first service pack for Windows 7. Unlike SP1 for Windows Vista, there are no new features in this update, but Microsoft pitches it as a rather unimportant maintenance release you may have installed on your Windows 7 PC already.

Microsoft said in the announcement. “SP1 is simply a combination of updates already available through Windows Update and additional hotfixes based on feedback by our customers and partners.”

You can download the beta Windows 7 Service Pack 1 here.

Source: nexus404