Thursday, June 22, 2006

Google First In U.S. Search, But Lags In China
(Personal Tech Pipeline)

“The Mountain View, Calif., company in May accounted for more than 49.1 percent of all Web searches, compared to 22.9 percent for second-place Yahoo Inc. and 10.6 percent for third-place MSN, which is owned by Microsoft Corp., Nielsen/NetRatings said.”

“In China, however, the landscape was quite different. In the first quarter, China's homegrown Baidu led the market with a 43.9 percent share, seconded by Yahoo with 21.1 percent, according to Chinese consulting firm Analysys International. Google was third with 13.2 percent.”