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March 13, 2009 at 2:41 PM

Microsoft Live Search share drops to 12-month low; Will rebranding it help?

Microsoft’s U.S. Internet search share dropped to 8.2 percent in February, its lowest point in 12 months, according to data from market researcher comScore. Yahoo was also down month-over-month to 20.6 percent. And Google gained market share, reaching 63.3 percent in February.

Meanwhile, Microsoft is continuing internal testing of a new brand for its search engine. LiveSide.net has a screen-shot of the kumo.com home page.

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