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Google Almost At 80 Percent In Europe

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| With a 79.2 percent share of the European search market in March, Google
| easily qualifies as the top European search property.
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http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/20...cent-in-europe

Why Apple and Google are winning

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| Google has won the search wars primarily because Google focused first on
| pleasing consumers. It didn't try to stripmine the search experience in
| search of every last penny of profit from ads, the way Yahoo! and Microsoft
| did. These latter two littered their pages for years with absolute rubbish,
| neon advertising, making the search experience feel like Vegas.
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http://www.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-993...bj=TheOpenRoad


Days ago:

Google Ends Microsoft’s Yahoo Search

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| Microsoft and Yahoo were pushed to the brink of a multibillion-dollar
| marriage and then to a sudden breakup this weekend by the same player.
|
| It was Google, in the odd dual role of both unwitting matchmaker and
| self-interested spoiler. *
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/06/te...ss&oref=slogin


Yahoo Open Strategy could be its salvation

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| One area where industry observers see hope for Yahoo is in its ambitious plan
| to use the success of social networking in an initiative called Yahoo Open
| Strategy. Under the plan, Yahoo will open all its sites, online services and *
| Web applications to outside developers, and give users a "social profile"
| dashboard to unify and manage their Yahoo services. *
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.p...058667&rid=-50


Is Microsoft Weaker After Failed Takeover Bid?

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| The cliché "Go big or go home" is a business philosophy that Microsoft's CEO
| Steve Ballmer is used to embracing in a bear hug – nearly always, as is his
| impetuous nature, on the side of going big. *
|
| [...]
|
| The rare defeat leaves Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) weakened, a pair of analysts
| said, but nonetheless committed to continue forward on its own. Meanwhile,
| some observers wonder whether the battle might not be over quite yet. *
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http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news...le.php/3744931


Microsoft's Yahoo foray signals its shaky grip on the desktop

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| Even after Monday's relief rally, Microsoft is worth some $24 billion less
| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| than it was before it bid for Yahoo on Feb. 1.
| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1210...googlenews_wsj
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