Bing off to solid start, but not that good

Bing off to solid start, but not that good | Webware - CNET

Microsoft's new Bing search engine has received positive reviews in its first week on the planet, but did that early buzz translate into traffic? A report from Statcounter picked up by TechCrunch suggested that Bing's debut was successful enough to eclipse Yahoo Search during its first week, but subsequent analysis from Search Engine Land as well as data from CNET's network of sites suggests otherwise.

Statcounter, a Web traffic tracking company, reported that as of Thursday, June 4, Bing accounted for 16.28 percent of the U.S. search market, surpassing Yahoo's 10.22 percent just days after going live on Monday. Worldwide, Bing's advantage was said to be slimmer (5.62 percent to Yahoo's 5.13 percent), but that was enough for Statcounter to proclaim "Bing overtakes Yahoo!"

Nintendo unveils sensor, 'Wii Fit Plus' at E3 video game expo

To keep the Wii on top, Nintendo intends to keep its finger on the pulse of the game-playing public.

Tuesday at the E3 video game expo, the company showed an add-on that wraps around the finger to takes a player's pulse.

Though no specific games or uses (or price or availability) were revealed, the Wii Vitality Sensor is "another entirely different way of thinking about games," says Nintendo global president Satoru Iwata.


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