Bear Stearns analyst Robert Peck, citing comScore data from the month of October, wrote that Google now has 39% market share of the domestic search market, up from 34.8% from October of last year and 37.6% from September. Google gained market share from every major search provider except AskJeeves, he said.
Yahoo and MSN's market share for search each slipped 1% from the previous month, while AOL's market share slipped to 8.9% from 9.1% in September.
"We continue to find Google's continual market share gains rather impressive given the increasingly competitive landscape as both Yahoo and MSN continue to bolster their search offerings," wrote Peck.
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DJ CBS In Talks With Google For Video Search - Report
By Janet Whitman Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Viacom Inc.'s (VIA VIAB) CBS television network is in talks with Internet giant Google Inc. (GOOG) about possible pacts involving video search and on-demand video, according to a report Tuesday.
CBS is "talking to them about a whole slew of things including video-on-demand, including video search," CBS Chairman Leslie Moonves told Reuters.
CBS spokesman Dana McClintock confirmed that Moonves spoke to Reuters in a roundtable discussion, but he declined to elaborate on the details.
The TV network, which airs the popular "CSI" franchise, also has had talks with Yahoo Inc. (YHOO), the report said.
Internet companies "need our content, we need their technology," Moonves said, according to the report. "We argue about which is more important. I think ultimately my content, no matter how you get it...is still the most important thing."
CBS also has had discussions with DirectTV Group (DTV), the report said.
The talks come as new technology is forcing CBS and the rest of the broadcast-TV industry to come up with new ways for viewers to tune into their programming.
Earlier this month, CBS signed a deal with cable company Comcast Corp. (CMCSA CMCSK) to let viewers order episodes of prime-time shows on demand. General Electric's (GE) NBC reached a similar deal with DirecTV.
Those deals were preceded by a pact between Walt Disney Co.'s (DIS) ABC and Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL) that allows people to watch shows including "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost" on an Apple video iPod for $1.99 an episode.
Viacom is in the process of splitting into two companies, with CBS being separated from the faster growing cable-TV networks and film studios.
-By Janet Whitman, Dow Jones Newswires; 201-938-5248; firstname.lastname@example.org