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Old 06-22-2006, 07:06 PM   #1

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Default Most Microsoft workers search with Google

Microsoft executives have mentioned a few times how they plan to do better against Google in the search market. So, this might come as a little surprise to some people. Most Microsoft workers search with Google. For whatever reasons, it doesn't look as if the vast majority of Microsoft workers have enough confidence in their own search engine, or they are selecting Google instead of their own for some other reason.

Yahoo employees are more loyal to their own search engine that Microsoft workers are to their search engine. Still the majority of Yahoo employees also use Google for searching.

Possibly Microsoft and Yahoo could put a good spin on this and say that they workers are just searching with Google a lot to see what problems they can find with Google.

On the other hand, just about all Google employees search using Google.

In some studies, the Microsoft and Yahoo workers were using Google for searching in a larger percentage than the general population.

Possibly Microsoft and Yahoo could give some reasons as to why their workers are selecting Google when searching rather than their own search engines. They might even explain say that their employees have full confidence in their search engines and even tell why they should.

It would be very interesting to hear from some of the Microsoft and Yahoo workers as to why they use Google more than their own.

Here are links to some articles with more details.



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