The rich get richer. Despite all of the concerns about the rate at which people click on Google’s (GOOG) text ads, at least it share of the market is still growing.
Based on data from Hitwise, Google’s piece of the US market rose from 65.98% in January to 66.44% in February.
Yahoo!’s (YHOO) share fell slightly from 20.94% to 20.59%. Microsoft’s (MSFT) inched up slightly from 6.9% to 6.95%.
A combined Yahoo!/Microsoft search platform would only end up with about 27% of the search market. No wonder no one things The Justice Department will care about a buy-out.
Douglas A. McIntyre