Bing Captures Bigger Share Of U.S. Search Market

Google still in top search spot

By Mike Sachoff

Bing had the most search growth for the month of June, growing 7 percent month- over-month to capture 9.85 percent of the U.S. search market, according to the latest figures released by Hitwise.

Google accounted for 71.65 percent of the search market, but saw a one percent drop in growth month-over-month. Yahoo’s search growth was flat, accounting for 14.37 percent of the market and Ask captured 2.19 percent of the search market, with 2 percent growth month-over-month.


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Google still in top search spot

By Mike Sachoff

Bing had the most search growth for the month of June, growing 7 percent month- over-month to capture 9.85 percent of the U.S. search market, according to the latest figures released by Hitwise.

Google accounted for 71.65 percent of the search market, but saw a one percent drop in growth month-over-month.  Yahoo‘s search growth was flat, accounting for 14.37 percent of the market and Ask captured 2.19 percent of the search market, with 2 percent growth month-over-month. Leer más “Bing Captures Bigger Share Of U.S. Search Market”

Social Media Accounts For 22% Of Time Spent Online


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Nielsen finds global social network/blog numbers on the rise

The Web is a vastly more social place now than it was a year ago, according to new data from Nielsen.  Double-digit growth occurred in a couple of categories, and at this point, Nielsen believes an impressive 22 percent of all time spent online is spent perusing social networks and/or blogs.

Actually, that figure may be even larger for June; Nielsen’s latest stats are from April (and so the year-to-year comparison was made with April 2009).  But in any event, a lot has changed, and Nielsen described the differences this afternoon with a paragraph full of percentages. Leer más “Social Media Accounts For 22% Of Time Spent Online”

Does the World Still Need Twitter?


Why Twitter is Getting Away with So Much Downtime

Twitter users know that the service goes down fairly often, but that doesn’t seem to alienate them. While Twitter has certainly had its issues with user retention in the past, it continues to grow. Last month, the site grew by nearly 10% (over the previous month) by our estimates, with total registered users estimated at 122 million. That’s not Facebook-like numbers, but it’s pretty significant. One almost has to wonder if those numbers would be higher if the “Fail Whale” didn’t make so many appearances. Twitter users, for the most part, don’t seem to mind him too much though.

The Downtime

Frequent downtime is nothing new for Twitter. It’s been going on pretty much as long as Twitter’s been around. You would think that by now, they’d have it under control, but no such luck… Leer más “Does the World Still Need Twitter?”

LinkedIn Hires Ex-Google Exec As Canada Head

Move said to be “significant milestone in our international growth”
By Doug Caverly

Anyone who considered LinkedIn’s physical expansion into Canada an odd or ill-thought-out move may want to think again. LinkedIn has been able to secure Jonathan Lister, the former country manager of Google Canada, as its own country manager in Canada.

LinkedInLister will be responsible for establishing LinkedIn’s first Canadian office, which will be located in Toronto. Then he’ll focus on finding more users, more partners, and more advertisers, among other things.


Move said to be “significant milestone in our international growth”
By Doug Caverly

Anyone who considered LinkedIn‘s physical expansion into Canada an odd or ill-thought-out move may want to think again.  LinkedIn has been able to secure Jonathan Lister, the former country manager of Google Canada, as its own country manager in Canada.

LinkedInLister will be responsible for establishing LinkedIn’s first Canadian office, which will be located in Toronto.  Then he’ll focus on finding more users, more partners, and more advertisers, among other things.
Leer más “LinkedIn Hires Ex-Google Exec As Canada Head”

Yahoo and Nokia Team Up on Mobile Messaging, Maps

By Chris Crum

New Exclusivity Arrangement for Yahoo and Nokia

Yahoo and Nokia officially announced a partnership, which has been expected for several days.

The two companies, which have collaborated for five years, will provide consumers with e-mail, instant messaging and maps and navigation services. Specifically under the partnership:

– Nokia will be the exclusive, global provider of Yahoo’s maps and navigation services, integrating Ovi Maps across Yahoo properties, branded as “powered by Ovi.”

– Yahoo will become the exclusive, global provider of Nokia’s Ovi Mail and Ovi Chat services branded as “Ovi Mail / Ovi Chat powered by Yahoo!”

– Nokia and Yahoo plan to work on ID federation between their services, beginning by making it easy for people to use their Ovi user IDs across select Yahoo! properties to easily access the online content and services they need.


New Exclusivity Arrangement for Yahoo and Nokia

Yahoo and Nokia officially announced a partnership, which has been expected for several days.

The two companies, which have collaborated for five years,  will provide consumers with e-mail, instant messaging and maps and navigation services. Specifically under the partnership:

– Nokia will be the exclusive, global provider of Yahoo’s maps and navigation services, integrating Ovi Maps across Yahoo properties, branded as “powered by Ovi.”

– Yahoo will become the exclusive, global provider of Nokia’s Ovi Mail and Ovi Chat services branded as “Ovi Mail / Ovi Chat powered by Yahoo!

– Nokia and Yahoo plan to work on ID federation between their services, beginning by making it easy for people to use their Ovi user IDs across select Yahoo! properties to easily access the online content and services they need. Leer más “Yahoo and Nokia Team Up on Mobile Messaging, Maps”

Where Does Google TV Fit Into Search?

By Chris Crum
Considerations if Google TV Takes Off

It’s time to start optimizing your web content for the big screen. Here at Google I/O, as I’m sure you’ve heard, Google announced the much-anticipated Google TV. Naturally, search plays a big role in the service, particularly in the form of the Quick Search Box.


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It’s time to start optimizing your web content for the big screen. Here at Google I/O, as I’m sure you’ve heard, Google announced the much-anticipated Google TV. Naturally, search plays a big role in the service, particularly in the form of the Quick Search Box. Leer más “Where Does Google TV Fit Into Search?”

Google Looks To Hire “Social” Chief

Google’s track record in terms of social media is not pretty. Consider the facts: Orkut never caught on in the U.S., Lively was killed after about six months, and so far, Buzz hasn’t done much besides make people freak out. Still, Google’s reportedly forging ahead by looking to hire a “Head of Social.”

GoogleLiz Gannes obtained a recruiting letter describing this position, and Google was at least realistic in terms of expectations. Part of the letter acknowledged, “This is a new and very strategic position, as Google knows it is late on this front and is appropriately humble about it.”


Company acknowledges problems, but wants to “tackle social”

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Google‘s track record in terms of social media is not pretty.  Consider the facts: Orkut never caught on in the U.S., Lively was killed after about six months, and so far, Buzz hasn’t done much besides make people freak out.  Still, Google’s reportedly forging ahead by looking to hire a “Head of Social.”

GoogleLiz Gannes obtained a recruiting letter describing this position, and Google was at least realistic in terms of expectations.  Part of the letter acknowledged, “This is a new and very strategic position, as Google knows it is late on this front and is appropriately humble about it.” Leer más “Google Looks To Hire “Social” Chief”