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January 23, 2008 at 1:15 PM

Searches in December declined, market share stays the same

ComScore released its monthly market share data for the leading Internet search engines in December, providing yet one more view of the battle among Google, Microsoft and Yahoo at year’s end.

One interesting note, according to comScore’s figures, Americans performed 3.9 percent fewer Internet searches in December (9.64 billion) than they did in November (10.03 billion).

In the core search category:

— Google’s market share stood at 58.4 percent in December, down 0.2 percent from November.

— Yahoo saw a modest increase of 0.5 percent to 22.9 percent in December.

— Microsoft was flat at 9.8 percent.

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