John Paczkowski

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Report: Google Search Market Share Huge … Again

Ah. It’s all clear to me now. The reason Google has no plans to delay its search-advertising partnership with Yahoo is because if it delays any further, its share of the search market will have grown so large as to make the deal utterly pointless.

According to the latest search metrics from comScore, Google accounted for 63 percent of searches conducted state-side in August, up from 61.9 percent in July and 56.5 percent in August last year.

Predictably, this increase came at Yahoo’s (YHOO) and Microsoft’s (MSFT) expense. Yahoo’s share of the search market slipped to 19.6 percent from 20.5 percent in July and from 23.3 percent a year earlier. Microsoft’s share fell to 8.3 percent, down from 8.9 percent in July and 11.3 percent last year.

Truly, search is a natural monopoly business and Google (GOOG) is 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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik