Google is the world’s dominant search engine. And according to it, what you see above is the list of the most popular alphabets/letters in English. Thanks to Smallbcn for coming up with this wonderful infographic.
If you think Bing isn’t quite up to the mark yet (as a search engine) for your brand new Windows Phone 7 device, Google has made things easier. The search giant has its own app ready and is now available in Marketplace. “The Google Search app for Windows Phone 7 provides quick and convenient access to a rich set of search results, allowing you to search the web, images, local, news, and more.”
We don’t really know anyone who is actually a Bing fan, but if you are, then here’s a good news. Launched in June 1, 2009, Microsoft’s own search engine has come a long way. Today, it is now the no. 2 search engine in the US, surpassing Yahoo! which dropped to the third spot. Bing grew from 13.6 % to 13.9 % in August this year, while Yahoo! dropped from 14.3 % to only 13.1 %.
In an effort to compete with the undisputed search king Google, Microsoft and Yahoo finally solidifies their 10 year search deal. And there’s a good reason for it. As per a Net Applications report, Google actually accounted for a massive 85% of all the searches performed on the internet. On a comparative scale Yahoo and Microsoft account for less than 10% when combined. That’s not just bad, its pathetic!
When you are as big as Microsoft you really cannot do things privately anymore. Looks like the Redmond giant has recently acquired a new domain name, kumo.com. Even more interesting they have taken over all the variants of kumo like com, .net, .jp, .fr, .ru ! But why??