John Paczkowski

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Google’s Morbid Search-Market Obesity, Redux


Despite their best efforts, Microsoft, Yahoo and just can’t seem to narrow, even slightly, Google’s massive lead in online search.

Google’s (GOOG) share of the U.S. search market increased to 68.29% in May from 67.9% in April and 65.13% a year ago, according to market research firm Hitwise. Meawhile, Yahoo’s (YHOO) share fell to 19.95% from 20.28% a month ago and 20.89% a year ago. Microsoft (MSFT) didn’t fare much better. Market share for its search service fell to 5.89%, from 6.26% in April and 7.61% a year ago.

Clearly, the search wars are over–at least for the time being. If search is a natural monopoly business, then Google would appear to be its presiding monopolist.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus