Search Engine Wars - Part 92
Bing's market share is now over 30% of U.S. search, a continued trend which this article ascribes to possibly Bing being superior. Except the stats they quote show nothing of the sort. We have a different idea:
Exactly as I predicted, Microsoft is now rolling out IE9 as an automatic update. Millions of people will suddenly find that a) they are now using IE9, and b) their default search engine is Bing. Many of them will leave it at that.
Bing has announced a new "Business Portal" - essentially its version of Google Places. Is this anything more than a rebranding? We'll see.
Stay tuned folks. I know where I'm betting my money.