Lots of Bing, not so much KA-ching for Microsoft

Bing has grown almost 50% this year, with approximately 90 million individuals using the search engine.

The Bing Summit in San Francisco revealed that Bing controls 11.8% of the market, up 48% since Microsoft's search engine was relaunched and rebranded in June of last year. Specialized searches in areas like music, travel and shopping have seen incredible growth with music alone seeing an 8-fold improvement. On the mobile side, the service saw a 224% app gain, with 5.5m iOS downloads. Overall, Bing has 28% of the market due to it's Yahoo service.

Google is still safe however, as Bing and Yahoo combined don't even equal HALF of Google's marketshare and unfortunately for Microsoft, they're still losing cash on the search engine and their other online services -- to the tune of about $2 billion USD.

Overall the search engine has improved leaps and bounds, providing services like transit and other services that Google insofar had the market cornered on. Bing has also been offering some of the most cutting edge improvements that have even left Google trying to catch up. Backgrounds, ingenious image searching and more have proven that Bing (provided Microsoft keeps throwing money at the project) is here to stay.

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GP007 said,

Isn't it too early to say what WP7 marketshare will be? But wait, what am I saying, you hate it so of course it's doomed to do bad regardless.

HAHAHA +100

Bing worldwide usage has actually dropped all the way since June this year according to Hitslink. Although not by much; by half a percent unit or so IIRC. It seems to hover around 3%.

Northgrove said,
Bing worldwide usage has actually dropped all the way since June this year according to Hitslink. Although not by much; by half a percent unit or so IIRC. It seems to hover around 3%.

You'll never get that kind of figure reported on neowin lol. Hell, the WP7 is selling disastrously, but not a peep here

GreyWolf said,

Apparently Microsoft disagrees with you. I'm shocked.
http://mobilized.allthingsd.co...with-windows-phone-7-sales/


From your article: "Windows Phone 7 has been on the market for a month now, but Microsoft has steadfastly refused to give out any concrete sales numbers."

So far, Windows Phone 7 has been a major failure. So much for the iPhone-killer launch party they've done at Redmond, with the iPhone coffin and all... Remember? They can give better use at that coffin, and you know how.

yowan said,
Google will allays be the leader, no matter what MS will do

yeah, leader of being a douchebag company to work for and have business relationships with!

blahism said,

yeah, leader of being a douchebag company to work for and have business relationships with!


To work for, are you serious? Google is one the best (if not the best) places to work in the industry.
Google has standards, decency, and a good image.

Were you speaking about Microsoft?

Edited by Lechio, Dec 17 2010, 8:29pm :

Lechio said,

To work for, are you serious? Google is one the best (if not the best) places to work in the industry.
Google has standards, decency, and a good image.

Were you speaking about Microsoft?

Decency, lolz, lay off the koolaid man it's not good for you. And good image? That image is starting to crack but I guess you've been living under the google branded rock so you didn't notice.

Microsoft needs to start being less ambitious with their products. More conservative may gain them more money instead.

fumbiii said,
Microsoft needs to start being less ambitious with their products. More conservative may gain them more money instead.

They need to stop being a me too company, and a prolific patent troll where there is actual competition.

Flawed said,

They need to stop being a me too company, and a prolific patent troll where there is actual competition.

Haha, they're the best at the trolling game.

Using "Bling" in place of "KA-ching" would have made for a better title.

I'm not surprised Bing is a net loss for Microsoft. Their marketshare and user-base was never going to reach Google levels.

spacer said,
Using "Bling" in place of "KA-ching" would have made for a better title.

I'm not surprised Bing is a net loss for Microsoft. Their marketshare and user-base was never going to reach Google levels.

They don't have to reach google levels to make money though, I don't see why people think they do.

dotf said,
Just wait until Apple approve the new Bing App for iPhone.

Then the bing numbers will turn around in the US.

Last I heard V.2 of their Bing app had been approved.

isnt bing the default search engine when you install ie / start using a new pc / windows installation? and isnt it set default when u install windows live essentials (unless u check the box at the end?)

This week, "someone" substituted the Bing.com opening location page URL into my Firefox 3.6.13 browser in place of my favored <http://www.google.com/ig?hl=en>;. Took me quite a while to find where to rectify that.
After that, NO MORE BING. That is the second interference on behalf of or by Microsoft on my PC this month. Google has not failed me yet in any search that I have undertaken.

dont know what to expect...im certain WP7 will catch onn in a couple of years (just like the 360) and then maybe bing will be the same>? lol....

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