Google is Beating Microsoft at the Search Engine Wars

Bloomberg is reporting this afternoon that Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) continues to dominate the search engine wars.  ComScore, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCOR) is reporting that Google’s US market share for search engine is 65.3% in September, slightly higher than its 64.8% share in August.

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Despite Yahoo!’s (NASDAQ:YHOO) well-publicized travails, its search engine remained at number 2, with a share of 15.5%.  Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) was third, with 14.7% share.

Following is some information about the stock price performance of these three companies.

  • Google, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): About the company: Google, Inc. is a global technology company that provides a Web based search engine through its web site.  The Company offers a wide range of search options, including web, image, groups, directory, and news searches.
  • Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO): About the company:  Yahoo!, Inc. is a global Internet media company that offers an online guide to Web navigation, aggregated information content, communication services, and commerce.  The Company’s site includes a hierarchical, subject-based directory of Web sites, which enables users to locate and access information and service through hypertext links included in the directory.
  • Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT): About the company: Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses, sells, and supports software products.  The Company offers operating system software, server application software, business and consumer applications software, software development tools, and Internet and intranet software.  Microsoft also develops video game consoles and digital music entertainment devices.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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