Truth be told Bing! already defeated Yahoo! last year as Microsoft now power’s Yahoo!’s search engine (at least in the US).
However as far as global domination goes, it looks like Bing! just stole the silver from Yahoo! (at least according to one stat company).
Its research armÂ StatCounter Global Stats finds that globally Bing reached 4.37% in February ahead of Yahoo! at 3.93%. Both trail far behind Google’s 89.94% of the global search engine market.
In the United States Yahoo! at 9.74% still retains its lead over Bing at 9.03%. Google’s share in the US is 79.63%. In July 2009 Microsoft announced an agreement whereby Bing would power the Yahoo! search technology. This has been implemented in the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil and Mexico. (StatCounter Global Stats).
Microsoft has made some impressive strides in their attempt to steal the gold from Google, including partnering with Facebook as well as launching some humorous commercials on TV to raise awareness of Microsoft’s “decision engine.”
While it’s only a matter of time before more searches in the US are done through Bing.com than Yahoo.com, Microsoft has a long ways to go before they can catch up to Google in the US (as well as globally as well).