Based on the January US search engine numbers, Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO) needs to hurry up and get itself sold.
The Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) share barely moved according to comScore. It had 58.5% of the market in January compared to 58.4% in December 2007.
The Yahoo! share dropped .7% from 22.9% to 22.2%. It would not take many months like that to get out of hand.
The combined Yahoo!/Microsoft figure was 32%. Not a bad set of numbers to support the buy-out.
Douglas A. McIntyre