__/ [ Philip ] on Wednesday 24 May 2006 00:50 \__
> nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> In April, Google continued to pull away from competitors Yahoo and
>> Microsoft in terms of how often people use its search engine, according
>> to new research from ComScore Networks.
>> ComScore reported May 22 that some 43.1 percent of all Internet
>> searches in April went through one of Google's search engines. That
>> means Google's share of the Internet search market rose by7 percentage
>> points compared to what it was in April 2005.
>> Meanwhile, in April the other top search engines each lost market
>> share, ComScore said, presumably to Google.
>> No. 2 Internet search provider Yahoo's share of Internet search fell
>> from 30 percent in April 2005 to 28 percent in April 2006.
>> Microsoft MSN Search share dropped 4 percentage points to 12.9 percent
>> in April 2006. Meanwhile American Online sunk to 6.9 percent in April
>> 2006, from 9 percent a year ago....
>> End quote
> I was listening to a NPR segment on how MS was desperately trying to
> change its business model to compete with Google.
> What struck me was that Google seemed 100% dependent on a advertising
> model similar to the television networks. Being a Mozilla family browser
> user with adblock extension, I rarely if ever see, let alone contribute
> to the $0.50/click Google ad revenue scheme.
> It would seem that even the Google business model is on precarious
> grounds if ever something like adblock makes it into the IE family.
> Hmmmm, sounds like a Google killer counter-move by MS could be at hand.
*grin* That's not how it all works, but it's an intersting possibility. By
default, merely no Web browser will deliver the capability 'out of the box'.
it's a grey area, much like delivering cracking tools with one's
distribution, or even a P2P client.
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