After Bing's first month, Microsoft still No. 3

July 15, 2009 12:42:40 PM PDT
Microsoft Corp.'s redesigned search site has attracted more Web surfers without doing much for the software maker's market share in its first month. ComScore Inc. estimates that Bing, the new site, has snagged 8.4 percent of U.S. Web searches in June, up from 8 percent in May. Microsoft remains a distant third to Google and Yahoo.

Although the number of searches rose 12 percent, Google and Yahoo saw queries grow even faster.

Microsoft has said it's not expecting Bing's share to change right away. But the comScore figures are lower than early June reports showing Microsoft's share topping 10 percent.

Barclays Capital analyst Douglas Anmuth reported the comScore figures in a research note Wednesday.

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