MSN Endures Flagging Search
Even so, Microsoft is hardly alone. Yahoo, MSN and IAC/InterActiveCorp's Ask.com have also seen their market share erode, due to Google's heightened dominance over the last year.
An MSN executive told CNET not to expect any momentum for MSN Search in the coming year, either, as revenue per search is down since MSN started using its own search advertising platform this past summer. Microsoft CFO Chris Liddell said the company continues to "take a long-term view of this business."