According to a report by the Nielsen Co., searches conducted on Bing, the Microsoft portal MSN and Windows Live commanded a combined 13.9% of all search queries in the U.S. during August, up from 13.6% in July. Yahoo garnered 13.1% of all August searches, down from 14.3% the month before. Yahoo's search technology is being gradually replaced by Bing, in a deal announced between the two companies last year.
Google continues to monopolize Internet users' search loyalties, with a 65.1% share of all U.S. queries last month, improving on its 64.2% logged in July. In the Nos. 4 and 5 spots were Ask.com and AOL, both accounting for 2% each of the U.S. search market, unchanged from the previous month according to Nielsen.