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November Search Stats: Google’s Not the Competition, It’s the Environment in Which You Compete

google_hog.thumbnailNovember search metrics are beginning to roll in and they’re pretty much what you’d expect. According to Experian Hitwise, Google’s (GOOG) share of the U.S. search market rose 1.4 percent in November from a month earlier to 71.6 percent. Meanwhile, Yahoo’s (YHOO) share fell 4.6 percent to 15.4 percent and Microsoft’s (MSFT) Bing slid 2.4 percent to 9.3 percent (see table below; click to enlarge).

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ComScore data on the search market are widely considered the industry standard and therefore more closely watched by Wall Street. Still, the big picture is clear: Google is not the competition, it’s the environment in which you compete. The IT industry used to say that about IBM (IBM), but today, the adage seems equally applicable to Google, which dominates the search market just as IBM once dominated the computer industry.


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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