Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Yahoo: Google Boggled!

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It is a testament to Google Inc.’s (GOOG) phenomenal success and online presence that the phrase ‘Just Google it!’ is now as much a part of the English language as ‘Can I have the time?’, and that the Google brand has now become synonymous with the word ‘search’.

Considering how Google has steamrolled its competition in getting to where it is today, it came as a big surprise when, in July 2013, once-upon-a-time competitor Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) surpassed Google in terms of the number of unique visitors to its search engine. During the month, Yahoo received 196.5 million unique visitors in the US, compared to Google’s 192.3 million. This was the first time since May 2011 that Yahoo had outperformed Google in terms of unique visitors in the US; and Yahoo’s stock price rose 3.1% when the news broke. Read More: GOOG, Yhoo

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