Microsoft’s Bing search engine has slipped past Yahoo to become the 2nd most popular search engine in the U.S. according to new data released by Nielsen today. Google continues to hold a big lead and may widen it with Instant Search. Ironically, Bing blew a chance to beat Google to the punch with that feature.
On Wednesday we reported on Hitwise data showing Googles search share declining for the fourth straight month. However the firm has always shown Google with the greatest share vs. rival metrics firms (comScore, Nielsen, Compete).
comScore: Bing, Ask & Yahoo Grow Slightly, Google Slips
More fuel for the “everybody’s watching TV and the Web at the same time” meme: Data from Nielsen showing that lots of people are watching TV and the Web at the same time, at least during big live events.
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Are You Watching TV While You Read This? (AllThingsD Online via Yahoo! Finance)