Study: Search queries surge worldwide

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Reston, Va.—Internet users are turning to search engines in dramatically increasing numbers to find what they want, with more than 113 billion searches conducted worldwide in July, a 41% increase from the same period last year, according to Internet marketing research company comScore.

Google maintained its global leadership position, with a 67.5% share of all search queries during July. Yahoo garnered 7.8% of all searches, followed by Chinese search engine Baidu at 7%. Microsoft's Bing, Yahoo's pending search-engine partner, logged 3% of worldwide queries.

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