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Google Increases its Share of Search Audience

Americans spent less time searching the Web in February, but they spent more of that time with Google, according to the latest numbers from comScore. Google increased its share of the search audience over Microsoft and Yahoo last month, scoring 59.2 percent of all core searches. That number is up from 58.5 percent in January.

Meanwhile, Yahoo's share fell from 22.2 percent to 21.6 percent, and Microsoft's share dropped from 9.8 percent to 9.6 percent. Overall, Americans conducted 9.9 billion searches in February, a 6 percent decline from January, according to the Chicago-based research firm.

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